How to Write Crime
How to Write Crime
Fancy yourself as the next big crime writer? Study the key ingredients to writing a successful crime novel with our online writing course
This is a general overview of the topics covered in this course. However, following the first two assignments your tasks are personalised for you by your tutor based on your personal profile and writing ambitions.
- What you'll learn:
- Crime fiction market
- Ingredients of crime
- How crime fiction works
- Structuring your novel
- Anatomy of a (crime) scene
- The first chapter
- Selling your book
- Rules for crime writers
This is a summary of this writing courses main specifications.
|✔ Writers starting out
|At your own pace
|Study from home
|Email or Post
|Personalised for you
How to write crime
Have you always wanted to write crime? Our online writing course will help you get started, taking you from the basics right the way through to selling your book.
Study this eight-module course at your own pace, from the comfort of your own home, with the guidance and feedback of a professional writer.
The Crime Writing course is based not only on a track record of successful crime fiction publication but also on tested approaches to writing commercial fiction in general. It considers the whole process, from generating ideas and understanding genre through to planning and structuring a book that will hook readers. You'll learn how write gripping scenes and you'll produce a first chapter you can send to agents, along with a professional cover letter and synopsis. I recommend the course for anyone who is serious about writing at a professional level.
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