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Is there a crime writer in you?

Article by Louise Phillips © 24 November 2015.
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Is there a crime writer in you. If the answer is yes, you may like to think about doing a crime writing course. I’ll be doing one at the Irish Writers Centre in the Spring. Places book up fast and the last three courses were overbooked, so take the plunge if interested….Details below.

Crime Fiction with Louise Phillips – Irish Writers’ Centre:

During this ten-week course participants will learn the ‘how to’ of creating a gripping crime story, using tension, pace and effective dialogue, whilst developing great characters and a page-turning novel. There will be modules on police procedure and forensics, and you will also receive editorial critique tosharpen your fictional voice. A number of Louise’s students have achievedpublishing deals or are now signed with agents.

Louise Phillips is the author of four bestselling psychological crime thrillers all of which were nominated for the Best Irish Crime Novel of the Year. Her second novel, The Doll’s House, won the award in 2013. The Game Changer, her latest novel, was published to critical acclaim in 2015.

Starts: Mon 15 Feb 
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Duration: 10 Weeks (No class Mon 28 Mar)
Cost: €280/€260 Members


Praise for Louise Phillips’ Crime Fiction course:

‘I really loved the course with Louise. She is a great teacher. We covered a huge amount in eight weeks.’

‘Louise was an excellent facilitator, full of practical advice and tips. Her track record as a crime writer lent authority to her advice.’

‘Can’t praise Louise enough!’ — Kathy Keane (Autumn 2014)

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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.