How to write compelling crime fiction workshop

On Saturday 18 June between 10am and 4pm I will be running an interactive workshop on How to write compelling crime and thriller novels at Quay Arts Centreon the Isle of Wight.

I was asked if I would run this workshop during National Crime Writing Weekan initiative organised by The Crime Writers' Association of Great Britain (CWA).  During the week members of the CWA will take part in readings, discussions, readers' group events and workshops all over the country.

So if you want to know how to write crime fiction or wish to improve your crime writing skills then do come along. And it's not just for those who live on the Isle of Wight (although it might be more suitable if you lived in the UK to start with). There are plenty of ways to travel to the lovely Isle of Wight. You can either take the Wightlink car ferry from Lymington in the New Forest to Yarmouth, or from Portsmouth to Fisbourne, or you can travel from Southampton to Cowes on the Red Funnel ferries. The quicker routes are by Wightlink Fastcat from Portsmouth to Ryde, and by Red Jet Hi-Speedfrom Southampton to Cowes. There is also an excellent Hovercraft service provided by Hovertravelfrom Southsea to Ryde.

Why not make it a weekend break and explore some of the beautiful Isle of Wight coastline. I can guarantee it will provide you with lots of inspiration.

How to write compelling crime fiction - Workshop 18 June 2011 10am to 4pm

This interactive and fun workshop is packed with lots of practical advice and tips on constructing plots and sub plots; building believable characters; generating suspense and tension, adding red herrings and clues, and exploring writing techniques that will grip editors, agents and readers alike.

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