Bloody Scotland Crime Writing Masterclass

Bloody Scotland: Be inspired by a full day of crime-writing advice and tips with this Crime Writing Masterclass.

Bloody Scotland Crime Writing Masterclass

About Bloody Scotland Crime Writing Masterclass

ABIR MUKHERJEE: RESEARCHING AND WRITING HISTORICAL CRIME FICTION
The 2019 keynote will be delivered by bestselling author Abir Mukherjee, who will talk about the process of researching and writing his Wyndham & Banerjee series, set in Raj era India. He’ll also talk about his journey to publication through the Telegraph Harvill Secker crime writing competition and subsequently building a series, from his CWA Historical Dagger winning A Rising Man through to his third novel, Smoke and Ashes, published in 2018. Abir lives in London with his wife and two sons and grew up in the West of Scotland.

RUSSEL D MCLEAN: HE SAID, SHE SAID, THEY SAID – CREATING MEMORABLE DIALOGUE
The most memorable characters in crime fiction are the ones with the strongest voices – from the zinging back and forth of Raymond Chandler’s characters to the low-key lines of Elmore Leonard, learn how dialogue works not simply as an expositional tool, but as a way of revealing and differentiating your cast. Sometimes the most revealing dialogue comes when your characters can’t say what they want. Russel D McLean is the author of seven novels and also works as a freelance development editor. His latest novel, Ed’s Dead, features a fast-talking protagonist who becomes the most wanted woman in Scotland. He lives in Glasgow and teaches as part of the University of Dundee’s Crime Writing and Forensics course.

SUSI HOLLIDAY AND STEPH BROADRIBB: KILLER OPENINGS AND A CAPTIVATING SYNOPSIS
Whether you’ve got an idea for a crime thriller, are partway through your work-in-progress, or have a first draft competed, this masterclass is for you. In this interactive, practical two hour session you’ll explore how to hook your reader from the first page. You’ll look at the essentials for creating an attention-grabbing opening that will make the reader desperate to read on, and learn how to put together a killer synopsis, testing that you have all the necessary ingredients for a page-turning story. Susi Holliday and Steph Broadribb are both crime writers and www.crimefictioncoach.com writing coaches. Susi Holliday is the author of the Banktoun series, The Deaths of December and The Lingering. Steph Broadribb is the author of the Lori Anderson thriller series and, as Stephanie Marland, My Little Eye and You Die Next.

THE DAY ALSO INCLUDES A PANEL ON CURRENT CRIME MARKET TRENDS:
Featuring Jan Rutherford (Publicist and PR Guru), James Oswald (Bestselling Author), Sara Adams (Editor at Harvill Secker) and Jo Dickinson (Publishing Director at Simon & Schuster). Chaired by Dr Gill Tasker (Lecturer in Publishing Studies at the University of Stirling).

MASTERCLASS ATTENDEES ALSO RECEIVE:
A free ticket to opening event with David Baldacci and 10% discount on all other Bloody Scotland 2019 tickets. (Please purchase your Masterclass ticket first and afterwards, the 10% discount should be automatically applied. If you have any issues please contact Nicky Ferrie at the Tolbooth ticket office: ferrien@stirling.gov.uk or call 01786 473544)

The Bloody Scotland Crime Writing Masterclass is held in partnership with the University of Stirling’s Creative Writing team, and the Stirling Centre for International Publishing and Communication.

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