Writing Crime Fiction with Steven Dunne
6 week course
Day and time: Tuesdays 1 – 3pm
Dates: 25th February to 31st March 2020
Venue: Secular Hall, 75 Humberstone Gate, Leicester, LE1 1WB
Cost: £123, £118 conc.
This fun course will enable writers to learn some of the techniques of the crime writing trade and what commissioning editors and agents are looking for in a crime novel. Students will receive regular writing assignments to help hone their writing skills. Writers will learn to think about how to target their work at editors and agents within the very crowded, time-poor world of crime fiction publishing. Writing tasks will be geared towards key areas that will get them noticed – such as how to write that knockout opening chapter; how to create realistic original characters whether killer or cop; and how to fashion an attention-grabbing synopsis. Suitable for writers at all levels.
About the Tutor:
Steven Dunne self-published his first crime novel, Reaper, in 2007, featuring DI Damen Brook. The book was optioned by Harper Collins and released as The Reaper in 2009. A sequel, The Disciple, followed in 2010. A third novel, Deity, was released with Headline in 2012 and The Unquiet Grave in 2013. The latter book was shortlisted for the East Midlands Book Award. In 2016, his further novel, A Killing Moon won the East Midlands Book Award. Death Do Us Part was also released in 2016.