google-site-verification: google56a32c1d7036eca9.html Creative Writing Courses - Crime Fiction Writing Courses

Option 1:
£275.00 per person
Full weekend retreat, including accommodation x 2 nights, breakfast x 2 days, lunch x 2 days, 6 x workshops:

Option 2: £190.00 per person
Full weekend retreat without accommodation, including lunch x 2 days, 6 x workshops:

Option 3: Pay per day,
Day 1 - £90.00 per person;
Days 2 & 3 - £110.00 per person;
To attend the pitching session on Day 3 with David Headley writers must attend the workshops on Day 2.

Optional Extra: (not included in above options)
Building an Online Presence: £25 per person

Call 01461 800344 to book your place.
A £100 deposit will be required at the time of booking.

Gripping Your Reader: Caro Ramsay
Learn techniques to keep your readers turning the pages

It's All About the Procedure - RC Bridgestock
Practical advice and insights into police procedure from a former Superintendent turned author

Fact in Fiction - David Thomas (Tom Cain)
Tips and techinques on how to blend real events into your novel

The Power of Reviews - Graham Smith
Respected reviewer Graham Smith will explain how reviews work for both author and reviewer

Peer Feedback: Graham Smith & Michael Malone
They say that the first line, paragraph and chapter of any novel has to grab the reader's attention. We invite you to submit a first paragraph which will be read out for peer feedback within your group.
All submissions will be read out anonymously by your hosts.

Synopsising your Novel and Preparing your Pitch: David Headley (DHH Literary Agency)
Learn what publishers and agents are expecting from people who pitch to them. A great story can be ignored because of a poor pitch so we've got an agent to explain exactly what he is looking for.

Pitch your Novel: David Headley (DHH Literary Agency)
A five minute opportunity for you to pitch your novel to a agent.

Optional Extra
The Nuts and Bolts of Crime Fiction: Michael Malone & Graham Smith
Michael Malone and Graham Smith will talk you through the nuts and bolts of crime writing. They will highlight things to include and things which makes the reader throw books away in disgust.
N.B. This workshop is not included in the overall price and will be charged at £25 per person.

Creative Crime Writing Courses

Crime and Publishment - Creative writing courses are designed for budding crime fiction authors of all levels.

Not only will delegates be taught some of the essential writing skills necessary to produce a novel, they will receive tips and advice on networking, preparing to pitch their novel to an agent or publisher and they will be given a unique opportunity to have a five minute pitch session to a publisher.

All of the creative writing courses will be led by established authors or industry professionals.

Our programme of crime writing courses for the 6th - 8th of March 2015 includes:

Crime and Publishment, creative writing courses will be held at The Mill Forge Hotel on the outskirts of Gretna Green and will run from the 6th to the 8th of March 2015. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.