Delving into the Dark Side – What Crime Writers Need to Know About Research, with Sue Walker

This half-day workshop is for emerging writers of crime fiction. You may want to start that crime novel or already be writing one. The session will focus on the benefits that effective research can bring to your writing. Why is research important? What do I need to know? Why do I need to know it? How do I go about it?

The workshop will demonstrate how effective research can enhance all aspects of your writing, including: plotting, character development, location/setting and so much more. As well as offering useful tools for research, this workshop will involve *practical research and writing exercises, to inspire your future work.

*Each participant must bring with them an electronic device that is capable of connecting to wifi for online access.

A limited number of bursary places are available for this workshop for writers who cannot afford the full price. Please email for details.

Sue Walker is the author of The Reunion, The Reckoning, The Dead Pool, and The Burning, psychological thrillers set in Scotland, which are published by Penguin. Before becoming an author, Sue spent 20 years as an investigative television journalist, working for the BBC and across all the television networks. For ten years she specialised in crime programmes, examining miscarriages of justice and researching documentaries on serial killers Fred and Rosemary West. Sue is an experienced creative writing tutor and is a Lecturer in Creative Writing at Brighton and Northbrook Metropolitan Colleges. She also works as a tutor on behalf of a number of media-related trades unions, including: The National Union of Journalists and The Writers’ Guild of Great Britain.



4 April 2020
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

£30 (Full price) £22 (Concessions) £20 (NWS Friends)

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