Masterclass: Compelling Crime Fiction

Masterclass: Compelling Crime Fiction

Making crime pay
  • Amit Dhand
Date Friday October 20th 2023, 11:00-13:00 BST
Location Online

Are you a criminal mastermind in the making? Are you considering applying your evil genius to the world of fiction? Then look no further than crime writing! This Masterclass, for new or experienced crime writers, will help you release your inner demons onto the page and turn them into compelling fiction.

This Masterclass will take you under the hood of crime fiction through the lens of bestselling crime writer A. A. Dhand. Over two hours, he will blend writing techniques and wicked prompts to help you generate new writing. You’ll also come away having explored the wide-ranging genre – hardboiled, spy, domestic, police procedural, detective and noir. By the end of the Masterclass, you should have amassed a crime writing toolkit to enable you to move your project forward.

Bring your most cunning schemes, steeliest-nerves and all your creative verve!

The Masterclass will be delivered via Zoom webinar, so you can take the session at your own pace, without the pressure of having your video or camera on. Sessions are also recorded so if you are unable to attend live, you will have access to the recording for a month afterwards.

Online: £35

Concessions: £17.50

As part of our effort to increase participation in the arts, a limited number of half-price concessions are available for this course at checkout. There are a limited number of free subsidised places for those who cannot afford the concession price.

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"These zoom opportunities are really helping to open my world and keep me inspired to write."
— Masterclass participant
"Arvon at Home creates a model to participate in inspirational tutoring for writers, at a distance. The feeling of attending to my writing life in an excellent fashion, and still having a half-day for my work and caring responsibilities at home, felt like a good balance."
— Masterclass participant
"It was an absolutely brilliant session and very very useful. And it made me realise how much I’ve missed this kind of workshop because of having children and family that I can’t leave. Now we’re all in the same boat the online stuff is truly transformative."
— Masterclass participant



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