Sharpen your pen, hone your writing skills and be inspired by a full day of crime-writing advice and tips with our Crime Writing Masterclass.
SOPHIE HANNAH: THE CRAFT OF CRIME WRITING
The 2017 keynote will be delivered by Sophie Hannah. Hannah is an internationally bestselling crime fiction writer, whose novels have been translated into 34 languages and published in 51 countries. Her psychological thriller The Carrier won the Specsavers National Book Award for Crime Thriller of the Year in 2013. In 2014 and 2016, Sophie published The Monogram Murders and Closed Casket, the first new Hercule Poirot mysteries since Agatha Christie’s death, both of which were national and international bestsellers. Sophie’s new standalone novel Did You See Melody? will be published just before Bloody Scotland.
DOUG JOHNSTONE: WIELDING THE KNIFE
This hands-on, interactive workshop will equip aspiring writers with all the tools they need to effectively edit their own work, from structural changes to the nuts and bolts of line-by-line prose. Doug Johnstone, author of eight award-winning and bestselling psychological thrillers, including Crash Land (2016), will lead you through exercises and examples to sharpen up your work in progress and hone your editorial eye.
C.L. TAYLOR: HOW TO WRITE A THRILLER
From gripping openings and midpoint twists to cliffhangers and character flaws, three times Sunday Times bestseller C.L. Taylor will share everything she’s learned about how to write a thriller readers won’t be able to put down. The workshop will include a series of exercises that participants can apply to their own works in progress. C.L. Taylor’s books in 2017 include The Escape, and her first young adult thriller, The Treatment. The day also includes a panel on current crime market trends featuring Krystyna Green, Publishing Director at Constable, Sara Hunt, owner of Saraband Publishing and literary agent Allan Guthrie, chaired by Professor Claire Squires, Professor of Publishing Studies at the University of Stirling.
MASTERCLASS ATTENDEES WILL ALSO RECEIVE:
A free ticket to opening event Ian Rankin: 30 Years of Rebus and 10% discount on all other Bloody Scotland 2017 tickets. Price includes lunch and refreshments. Places are limited, book early to avoid disappointment.
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