Tutor Tom Bromley will introduce you to techniques that add suspense to your writing, show you how to research effectively in the crime genre, and help you explore the senses to add depth to your settings.
As you work through the sessions, you’ll develop a new crime story while working within a supportive community of fellow writers keen to share their experiences with you.
Session 1: Settings and the Senses – Why creating a convincing sense of place matters in crime fiction, with practical exercises to help you set your crime story and build a convincing world.
Session 2: Writing Compelling Characters and Creating Suspense – How writers create compelling characters, and ways to create a unique detective.
Session 3: All About Research – Why research is so important for the crime-fiction writer, and how much to incorporate in your work.
Session 4: Write Your Own Crime Story – Try a longer piece of writing (up to 2,000 words) using all the techniques you have learned during the course. Read and give feedback on your fellow writers’ stories and receive feedback in return.