The Crime Writers' Association

Crime Writing Course with Claire McGowan

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March 23 - March 24

Spread the Word, London’s literature and writer development agency, is thrilled that crime writer Claire McGowan will be running an intensive weekend course on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 March at Ideas Store.

The weekend masterclass will teach participants the key skills needed to break into the crime fiction market, including:

  • Choosing a marketable idea that fits the genre
  • Developing a compelling lead character (perhaps with the potential to carry a series)
  • Structuring a strong plot full of twists and turns
  • Creating gripping and suspenseful prose that will hook your reader from the start
  • How to find motivation and finish your novel
  • How to get published

The masterclass will consist of a mixture of lecture and seminar work on key skills, insight into the crime fiction market, guided writing exercises to develop technique such as building suspense, characterisation, dialogue, and more…

Prices: £120 and £96 concessions.

For further details and to book, visit:


March 23
March 24


Ideas Store
London, E1 1BU
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