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Ever thought about trying your hand at Crime Writing?

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Article by Louise Phillips © 24 March 2013.
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Ever thought about trying your hand at Crime Writing? If the answer is YES, you might like to join me on the 20th April at Carousel Creates Writing Retreat in the Dublin Mountains for an Intensive Full Day Workshop on getting to grips with Crime Writing. Below are some of the areas to be covered. Booking can be done via Carousel Creates HERE

Image by Louise Phillips

Image by Louise Phillips

Essential Elements of Crime Writing

Plot, Character, Tension and Pace

Crime Scene Evaluation
Fingerprints/Fibres/DNA

Research, Research, Research!

The ‘Why’ and the ‘How’

Getting to grips with Dialogue

Pitfalls, top tips, purpose, rhythm and shape

Social Media is here to stay

Quick introduction on getting it working for you

Pitch Perfect

Creating the perfect pitch letter
Contracts

Individual Editorial Critique

Based on 1,000 word submission

(Book HERE before March 31st to avail of

Special Rate!!!) 


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LOUISE PHILLIPS is the author of four bestselling psychological crime thrillers. Her debut novel RED RIBBONS, and her subsequent novels, THE DOLL’S HOUSE, LAST KISS and THE GAME CHANGER, were each nominated for Best Irish Crime Novel of the Year. She won the award in 2013. Louise’s work has formed part of many literary anthologies, and she has won both the Jonathan Swift Award and the Irish Writers’ Centre Lonely Voice platform, along with being shortlisted for the Molly Keane Memorial Award, Bridport UK, and many others. In 2015, she was awarded a writing residency at Cill Rialaig Artist retreat and she was also a judge on the Irish panel for the EU Literary Award. In 2016, she was longlisted for the prestigious CWA Dagger in the Library Award, and her first two novels, RED RIBBONS and THE DOLL'S HOUSE, were published in the US. She has recently been awarded an Arts Bursary for Literature from the Arts Council of Ireland, and her latest novel, THE HIDING GAME, will be published on September 5th 2019. Louise Phillips is the crime writing mastermind behind writing.ie's Crime Scene blog.