About the listing
Join Angela 'Sleuth' Savage for a Sunday morning writing workshop on CRIME FICTION. A predilection for the Dark Arts is advised.
Crime fiction appeals for its compelling plots, vicarious thrills and flawed characters; also because, unlike in real life, justice is generally served. Combining theory with practical writing exercises, learn the elements of a thrilling crime read.
Touch on the history of crime fiction, explore the rules of the genre (and how to break them), and consider the essential ingredients in crime fiction: premise, character, plot and pace.
Designed for early and emerging writers, or established writers turning to crime as a new genre.
You will learn how to;
Find ideas for crime stories
Develop convincing characters
Plot and structure your story
Set a cracking pace.
What to bring;
Something to write with/on and an enthusiastic attitude.
Angela Savage always wanted to be a writer, but figured she needed to live an interesting life first in order to have something worth writing about. She spent most of the 1990s living and working on HIV projects in Southeast Asia, before returning to Australia, where she alternated between writing fiction and working in the community sector. Her debut novel, 'Behind the Night Bazaar', won the 2004 Victorian Premier's Award for an Unpublished Manuscript, and she won the 2011 Scarlet Stiletto Award for short fiction. Angela holds a PhD in Creative Writing from Monash University, giving her the Bond villain-like title of Doctor Savage. Her new novel 'Mother of Pearl' is published by Transit Lounge in August 2019.