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10 weeks
290 GBP
English
Part time
London
Next available date: 28/04/2020 - London
Open / Scheduled
Crime Writing

Course description

Crime Writing

This ten-week Crime Writing course will include an in-depth look at what makes a crime novel and how to make your own writing strong, compelling and ready to submit.

Areas covered will include plotting, characterisation and analysis of all the elements that give a book that page-turning quality. It is suitable for both beginners and also those who have already started writing but need some direction.

After this course, students might also be interested in Short Story Writing,  Novel Writing and Longer Works, and Writers' Workshop.

You will learn a variety of techniques from creating characters that live off the page, to how to build a plot and how to use effective description. Other topics include building tension and pace into your writing; creating crime scene settings; and how to use research to bring veracity to your stories.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Define what makes a crime story work.
  • Create believable characters that will live off the page.
  • Understand plot twists and how to use them to the best effect.
  • Use effective description in your writing.
  • Build tension and pace into your writing.
  • Create settings that evoke a strong sense of place.

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English requirements

English requirements: No special requirements but participants must have proficient written and spoken English

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