Summer School: Crime

Writers Victoria

Event Date: 
15 January 2018
Author / Presenters: 
Andrew Nette

Learn the elements of thrilling crime fiction through a combination of teaching and practical exercises. Explore the genre’s rules (and how to break them), touch on the history of crime fiction, consider the essential ingredients of compelling crime, and find out how to push through blockages and problem passages.
You will learn:
How to develop convincing characters
how to plot and structure your story
how to make use of setting to enhance your story
how to improve the pace of your story and build suspense
how to push through blockages and finish your novel.
About Andrew Nette
Andrew Nette is the author of two crime novels, 'Ghost Money' and 'Gunshine State'. 'Ghost Money' was shortlisted in the 2010 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards in the category of Unpublished Manuscript by an Emerging Victorian Writer. His short fiction has appeared in a number of print and online publications, including the anthologies 'Crime Scenes' and 'The Obama Conspiracy: Fifteen Stories of Conspiracy Noir', out via Three Rooms Press later in 2017. His online home is www.pulpcurry.com. You can find him on Twitter at @Pulpcurry.
Read more about our Summer School workshops:
Summer School: Writing for the Education Market, 12 January
Summer School: The Art of Criticism – Giving and Receiving Feedback, 13 January
Summer School: Short Story, 14 January
Summer School: Writing Picture Books, 16 January
Summer School: Going Indie – Successful Self-Publishing, 17 January
Summer School: Ekphrasis – The Art of Writing from Art, 18 January
Summer School: New Year, New Novel, 19 January
Summer School: Mastering the Personal Essay, 20 January
Summer School: Editing Your Novel, 21 January
Summer School: Memorable Romance Characters, 22 January
Summer School: Writing Conflict in Literary Fiction, 23 January
Summer School: World Building, 24 January
Summer School: Pitching Memoir and Non-Fiction, 25 January