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Crack the Case of Writing Effective Crime Fiction - Online

Creative Writing Online - Mx
  • Level(s) of study: Short course
  • Study mode(s): Distance learning
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: 1 December 2020
  • Course duration: Tuesday 6 - 8 pm, one evening

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This two-hour 100% online workshop delivered on Zoom will help you establish the fundamentals of crime writing.

It’s aimed at anyone interested in creative writing for crime fiction, whether you have done any previous writing before or are a complete beginner.


You will look at how to most effectively create tension, atmosphere, engaging characters and dialogue for fictional crime writing.

What will I gain?

By the end of the session you will have built confidence in your writing skills and have some new ideas to further pursue your crime writing.

Tutor Profile: Charlotte Baker is an author and an associate lecturer and PhD student at the University of Derby.

She has an interest in horror, identification, true crime and fandom.

Charlotte has over thirty fiction and non-fiction publications.

Indicative maximum class size: 12

Any questions?

Contact the short course team:

Email: creativeshortcourses@ntu.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2813

What you'll study

During the course you will:

  • take part in a dynamic group discussion on effective crime writing
  • complete writing tasks from prompts
  • gain feedback on your writing style.

Entry requirements

Level: Beginner / Intermediate

Entry requirement: No previous experience is necessary.

Level: Beginner / Intermediate

Entry requirement: No previous experience is necessary.

Fees and funding

The fee for this course is £14.

Payment is due at the time of booking.

The fee for this course is £14.

Payment is due at the time of booking.

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418