From 2nd of February I’ll be teaming up with fellow Macmillan crime writer M R Hall, and writer’s agent David Headley to give a series of Crime Writing Workshops throughout 2013. Courses will take place over weekends and will be held at the central London premises of Goldsboro Books.
The courses are designed to take students with an interest in crime writing from a standing start to an understanding of the fundamental mechanics of character, plot and dramatisation – all the elements you need to turn an idea for a book, into a fully rounded and worked out story capable of forming the basis of a novel. We plan to lead participants through all the stages of creating a new novel, sharing our knowledge of the processes behind successful crime writing. The courses will involve structured exercises designed to give hands-on experience of putting theory into practice.
David Headley is a successful literary agent and bookseller who specialises in crime fiction. He will lead sessions detailing what agents and publishers look for in manuscripts and will explain all a writer needs to know about the business aspects of commercial publishing.
For students who complete the course and who wish to take their ideas to the next level of writing an opening chapter and detailed synopsis, we’ll be offering advanced courses and mentoring programmes later in the year.
If you’d like to join us on Saturday 2nd February 2013 for a special one day introductory course – we’re offering it for the special rate of £50 (normal weekend course fee £250).
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your place and follow us on Twitter @HallRyanHeadley for news and more.