Masterclass: Crime Fiction | Feeling the solve | Arvon
Masterclass: Crime Fiction

Masterclass: Crime Fiction

Feeling the solve
  • Sophie Hannah
Date Friday September 20th 2024, 11:00-13:00 BST
Location Online

When writing crime fiction, how do you hook your reader and keep them hooked? How do you craft an ending that both convinces and satisfies? The best and most fulfilling mysteries strive to make sure that, as well as an intellectual grasp of the solution, the reader gets to ‘feel the solve’ and experience the pleasure of moving from a state of confusion into one of knowing on a deeper and more impactful level.

Sophie Hannah is the Course Director for the Master’s Degree in Crime and Thriller Writing at the University of Cambridge, and her crime fiction has sold millions of copies worldwide. During this session, which will include writing exercises to inspire new work, she will offer expertise and practical guidance on building your connection with your reader and how to make ‘feeling the solve’ work effectively in your crime fiction.

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: £40

Concessions: £20

As part of our effort to increase participation in the arts, 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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