How do you write a book that pulls readers in and won’t let them go? How do you handle the business of twists and red herrings in crime and thrillers? And how do you do the right amount of research so that your book feels authentic, without getting bogged down?
In this workshop we will look at the way the crime market has grown and changed over the years and talk about where your book might sit. We will do some short, practical exercises designed to get you thinking about the bones of your book, from elements of pace of tension to character development.
You will come away with a grounding in how to approach writing crime and thrillers and with an understanding of what makes editors and agents keep reading a submission.
Assistance to writers on low incomes and/or from communities under represented in publishing
We are offering a free place on each of our online tutorials and Q & A sessions for UK based writers on low incomes and/or from under represented communities in publishing.
Writers may apply for a free place on one of the sessions by contacting BPA with a short bio and a summary of their writing career to date.
Please click here to Contact BPA with your application and in the case of writers on low incomes, proof of financial eligibility such as: Jobseeker’s Allowance; Disability Benefit; Income Support; Working Tax Credit; Child Tax Credit; Proof of being a full-time student; Housing benefit; Proof of being a full-time carer.
All details will be kept confidential. Decisions on who receives the free places rest with the BPA team not the tutors.