Thursday, 20 January 2011

Writing Wrongs with the Faber Academy

A Hands-on Guide to Writing Contemporary Crime with tutor RJ Ellory & special guest Val McDermid

From the American Noir of Raymond Chandler to the dreaming spires of Colin Dexter, all crime fiction shares some common characteristics: this intensive course is designed to strip away the mysteries attendant to the genre, and identify the real reasons why good crime fiction works.Through class discussion, exercises and individual workshop sessions, this course will explore numerous specific topics, from your goals as a writer to the style in which you write, from ‘quality versus quantity’ to learning how to self-edit, from inspiration, ideas, research, right up to overcoming ‘writers’ block’.

So, if you haven’t written before or are about to embark upon your first crime novel and want to know where to begin, or you have half a dozen completed works and need advice on how best to secure an agent, then this course is for you.

£425 inc. VAT and daily artisan lunch

1st April 2011 – 3rd April 2011 at Bloomsbury House, WC1B 3DA

For more information or to book please call Ian Ellard

Tel +44207 927 3827 or Email

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