The Crime Writers' Association

Interested in writing crime?

See below for blogs about our prestigious competition, the Debut Dagger. There’ s more about the competition itself on the Debut Dagger page.

Check out our Crime Writing Tips page for hints and how-tos from authors and editors. And see Criminal Critiques for help with your own writing – critiques and editing.

Crime writing tips


Debut Dagger Webinar 11 November with ProWritingAid

Are you thinking about entering your story for the CWA Debut Dagger this year? The deadline isn’t until the end of February, but now’s the time to get ahead and start seriously working on your entry. Secretary of the CWA, editor Dea Parki...

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