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)
The Nuts and Bolts of Crime Fiction: £25 per person

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

Writing your Fights Right: Matt Hilton
Learn techniques to help you write realistic fight & action scenes

Structuring your Story: Alexandra Sokoloff
Practical advice from a former Hollywood scriptwriter on following the three act rule

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

Networking for Authors: Graham Smith
Graham Smith will offer tips and techniques on the best ways authors can network with readers and industry professionals

1-2-1 Surgeries: Various Speakers
Pick the brains of our speakers on a 1-2-1 basis to solve that thorny problem with plotting, characters or setting

Synopsising your Novel and Preparing your Pitch: Sara Hunt (Saraband Publishing)
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 a publsher to explain exactly what she is looking for

Pitch your Novel: Sara Hunt (Saraband Publishing)
A five minute opportunity for you to pitch your novel to a agent.

Optional Extra
Nuturing your Characters: Michael Malone & Graham Smith
Graham and Michael will examine some well known crime fiction characters and identify some of the traits which make them so memorable. They will also discuss ways to make your characters stand out from the crowd.
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.

To date four attendees of Crime & Publishment have gone on to sign publishing contracts.

Our programme of crime writing courses for the 26th - 28th of February 2016 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 26th to the 28th of February 2016. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.