Former police inspector Clare Mackintosh – now a Sunday Times bestseller – leads this course on writing crime. Whether you’re an aspiring crime writer, or a published author looking to switch genres or add some authenticity to your police procedural or thriller, this course is for you. During the course you’ll discuss everything from incident rooms and forensics to police promotion prospects and canteen culture, with practical exercises based on your own work-in-progress. With plenty of time for one-to-one tutorials, you’ll go home with added depth to your writing.
- Structuring your crime novel, using a three-act structure model.
- Pace and tension
- Twists and reveals
- Building authentic police characters
- Procedural realism