On Saturday 18 June between 10am and 4pm I will be running an interactive workshop on How to write compelling crime and thriller novels at Quay Arts Centre on the Isle of Wight.
I give lots of talks around the country but it is more unusual for me to run a whole day workshop mainly because of time commitments. However, I was asked if I would run this workshop and I thought it a lovely way of celebrating and contributing to National Crime Writing Week an initiative organised by The Crime Writers' Association of Great Britain (CWA), of which I am a member.
During the week members of the CWA will take part in readings, discussions, readers' group events and workshops all over the country.
So if you want to know how to write crime fiction or wish to improve your crime writing skills then do come along. And it's not just for those who live on the Isle of Wight. There are plenty of ways to travel to the lovely Isle of Wight. You can either take the leisurely Wightlink car ferry from Lymington in the New Forest to Yarmouth, or from Portsmouth to Fisbourne, either with your car or as a foot passenger. Or you can travel from Southampton to Cowes on the Red Funnel ferries. The quicker routes are by Wightlink Fastcat from Portsmouth to Ryde, and by Red Jet Hi-Speed from Southampton to Cowes. There is also an excellent Hovercraft service provided by Hovertravel from Southsea to Ryde.
Why not make it a weekend break and explore some of the beautiful Isle of Wight coastline. I can guarantee it will provide you with lots of inspiration.
How to write compelling crime fiction - Workshop 18 June 2011 10am to 4pm
This interactive and fun workshop is packed with lots of practical advice and tips on constructing plots and sub plots; building believable characters; generating suspense and tension, adding red herrings and clues, and exploring writing techniques that will grip editors, agents and readers alike.
For more details visit http://www.quayarts.org/
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