Crime Fiction: A Twist in the Tale

Mon 13 Aug - Sat 18 Aug 2018
Tutors / Belinda Bauer & Jasper Fforde
Course Fee / From £495 - £625 per person
Genres / Creative WritingDetectiveFiction
Language / English

This course is designed for those who would like to write best-selling crime fiction – with a twist. Whether you’re writing your first novel, are switching from another genre, or have only dreamed of being a published author, we hope you’ll enjoy this down-to-earth, fun, and practical course. In workshops and one-to-one mentoring sessions, we will be sharing our tried and tested methods of creating character, plot and tension, while helping you to avoid some common pitfalls. We’ll offer advice on a range of issues, from writer’s block and the art of pitching, to how to cope with bad reviews!

But we’ll also offer an insight into what will make YOUR fiction stand out from the crowd. How to create a twist – not only in the plot, but in character, dialogue and style – that will mark your work out as fresh and original in an overcrowded market.


Belinda Bauer

Belinda Bauer grew up in England and South Africa and now lives in Wales. She worked as a journalist and a screenwriter before finally writing a book. With her debut, Blacklands, Belinda was awarded the CWA Gold Dagger for Crime Novel of the Year. She went on to win the CWA Dagger in the Library for her body of work in 2013. Her fourth novel Rubbernecker was voted 2014 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year. Her books have been translated into 21 languages.
Belinda's page on Penguin website.

Jasper Fforde

Jasper Fforde spent twenty years in the film business before debuting on the New York Times Bestseller list with The Eyre Affair in 2001. Since then he has written another thirteen novels in the comedy-fantasy genre, several of them bestsellers, and counts his sales in millions. His latest book is Early Riser, his first stand-alone novel. He lives and works in Wales.

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