‘Want to write a crime novel like a professional?’
‘Want the opportunity to be mentored by an experienced crime writer?’
‘Want to develop your crime novel to publishing standard?’
‘Want to jump the publishing slush pile?’
If the answer to any of those questions is yes, then join crime writers Danuta Reah, Michael Fowler and Alison Taft, who between them have written and had published 17 crime novels, for a three-day crime-writing feast at The Stables, High Melton College, which nestles in the centre of the picturesque village of High Melton, and is located 5 miles from Doncaster and just a few miles from junction 37 of the A1.
The programme will be centred on a real-time murder incident, with professional input from Michael, a former Detective Inspector, on how a murder is investigated and how a crime scene is analysed. Workshops from Danuta, who is a teacher of creative writing and former chair of the CWA, and Alison, who teaches creative writing and is an editor with Cornerstones, will include developing plot and character, creating dramatic tension to keep the reader turning the pages, and writing a compelling opening chapter. It has also been designed to allow you the time and space to write.
All three authors will be on hand to answer individual queries throughout the course, and you will be able to book a twenty minute one-to-one session with an author to discuss your work or a project you are working on.
The final day will arm you with the information needed to best submit your work, whether to agents, publishers or competitions.
We can exclusively offer that writers of the three most compelling manuscripts will have the opportunity to submit them to Caffeine Nights, one of the top independent publishers of British crime and horror.