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2012 Writing Crime

Limited Places Left

Who: Phillipa (PD) Martin
When:
Sunday 4 November 2012, 10am – 4pm
Full price:
$165; Member: $115; Conc Member: $100

Ever considered writing a crime novel? In this one-day intensive course, internationally acclaimed crime novelist Phillipa (PD) Martin, will guide you through some of the major elements of writing a crime fiction novel — the crime genre, planning, research, character development, plot development, dialogue and the all-important writing process. The session will give you theoretical and practical tips to improve your writing skills. .....

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2013 Writing the Perfect Crime

2013 Writing the Perfect Crime

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Who:Barry Maitland
When:
Sunday 30 June 2013, 10am-4pm
Cost:
Full Price: $165; Member: $115; Conc Member: $100

Would you like to write gripping fiction, with vivid characters, strong and ingenious story lines and a powerful sense of place? Crime novels have all of these, and are among the most popular forms of fiction published today. In this workshop, Barry Maitland will talk about the craft of crime-writing and conduct focussed exercises which will help you to develop skills in key areas of practice, including: .....

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2013 Mean Streets

2013 Mean Streets

Who: P. M. Newton
When:
Sunday 22 September 2013, 10am-4pm
Cost: Full Price:
$180; Member: $125; Conc Member: $110          

When Raymond Chandler wrote The Simple of Art of Murder it was a rallying call for crime writers to write tough, realist fiction about the kind of people who commit murder for a reason, not just to provide a corpse. So how do you go about creating authentic characters that commit believable crimes on the mean streets of contemporary crime fiction? .....

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2014 The Criminal Element

Who: L.A. Larkin
When:
Sunday 11 May 2014, 10am-4pm
Cost: Full Price: $180; Member: $125; Conc Member: $110

The top ten living crime fiction authors have sold 450 million books and the figure just keeps rising. Even J.K. Rowling is now writing crime fiction. Do you love gritty detectives, troubled PIs and cool FBI agents, and want to write your own story?

Join author L.A. Larkin for a one-day workshop that will delve into the variety of crime/mystery novels in the market today a

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2014 Making a Killing: Writing Crime

2014 Making a Killing: Writing Crime

Who: Katherine Howell
When:
Saturday 1 November 2014, 10am-4pm
Cost:
Full Price: $180; Member: $125; Conc Member: $110

Ideal for writers who are working on or planning a crime novel, this one day workshop teaches the key elements of crime fiction—character, setting, plot, and suspense—and how to employ them in ways that keep the reader turning pages. By the day’s end participants will understand the importance of the four elements and be able to assess how well they are functioning in their own work. They will have new tools that enable them to develop and improve these elements, and will be able to produce stronger and more publishable work as a result.
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2015 Putting Real Life on the Page

2015 Putting Real Life on the Page

Who: Matthew Condon
When:
Sunday 3 May 2015, 10am-4pm
Cost: Full price:
$180; Member: $125; Conc Member: $110          
Level:
All

In this workshop, Matthew Condon will focus on the practical side of writing non-fiction and getting students to be enthused about tackling their manuscripts. He will explain the very basic elements of structure, points of view, research, interview techniques if required, dialogue and fictional devices that can be used to enhance non-fiction. .....

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2015 Writing the Perfect Crime

2015 Writing the Perfect Crime

Who: Barry Maitland
When:
Saturday 13 June, 10am-4pm
Cost:
Full Price: $180; Member: $125; Conc Member: $110
Level:
All

Would you like to write gripping fiction, with vivid characters, strong and ingenious story lines and a powerful sense of place? Crime novels have all of these, and are among the most popular forms of fiction published today. In this workshop, Barry Maitland will talk about the craft of crime-writing and conduct focussed exercises which will help you to develop skills in key areas of practice, including: .....

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2015 Damsels, Detectives and Dead Guys: Writing Crime

2015 Damsels, Detectives and Dead Guys: Writing Crime

Who: Candice Fox
When: Saturday 28 November, 10am-4pm
Cost:
Full price: $180; Member: $125; Conc Member: $110

Writing crime fiction isn’t for the faint of heart – you’ve got to understand how to write compellingly as the hunter and the hunted, and having a strong stomach goes a long way too. A sound knowledge of forensics, crime fiction history and police procedures is the basic toolkit for the genre, and this course aims to load you up with everything you need. .....

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2016 Making a Killing: Writing Crime - limited places available!

2016 Making a Killing: Writing Crime - limited places available!

Who: Katherine Howell
When:
Sunday 1 May, 10am-4pm
Cost:
Full Price: $180; Member: $125; Conc Member: $110
Level: All

Limited places left: call to book 9555 9757

Ideal for writers who are working on or planning a crime novel, this one day workshop teaches the key elements of crime fiction—character, setting, plot, and suspense—and how to employ them in ways that keep the reader turning pages. By the day’s end participants will understand the importance of the four elements and be able to assess how well they are functioning in their own work. They will have new tools that enable them to develop and improve these elements, and will be able to produce stronger and more publishable work as a result. .....

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Damsels, Detectives and Dead Guys: Writing Crime 2016

Damsels, Detectives and Dead Guys: Writing Crime 2016

Who: Candice Fox
When:
Saturday 26 November 2016, 10am-4pm
Cost:
Full price: $180; Member: $125; Conc Member: $110
Level:
Beginner/Intermediate

Writing crime fiction isn’t for the faint of heart. You’ve got to understand how to write compellingly as the hunter and the hunted – and having a strong stomach goes a long way too. A sound knowledge of forensics, crime fiction history and police procedures is the basic toolkit fo

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Writing Crime

Writing Crime

Who: PD Martin
When:
Saturday 17 June, 10am–4pm
Cost:
Full Price: $180; Member: $125; Conc Member: $110
Level:
Early and emerging

Ever wanted to write a crime novel? Or need to take an existing draft to the next level? In this one-day intensive course, PD Martin will guide you through some of the major elements of writing a crime fiction novel.

Writing crime brings together in-depth research, intriguing characters, and a plot with enough twists and turns to keep the savvy crime reader engaged — and guessing. We’ll also cover some of the basics of good writing as they apply to the genre, including character development, plot development, dialogue and the all important writing process. .....

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