Summer School: Crime

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Andrew Nette
15 January 2018 - 10:00 to 4:00 PM
Andrew Nette
Whether you’re keen to start a crime novel or are partway through a manuscript, this interactive workshop is ideal for you.

Learn the elements of thrilling crime fiction through a combination of teaching and practical exercises. Explore the genre’s rules (and how to break them), touch on the history of crime fiction, consider the essential ingredients of compelling crime, and find out how to push through blockages and problem passages.

You will learn:

  • How to develop convincing characters
  • how to plot and structure your story
  • how to make use of setting to enhance your story
  • how to improve the pace of your story and build suspense
  • how to push through blockages and finish your novel.

About Andrew Nette

Andrew Nette is the author of two crime novels, 'Ghost Money' and 'Gunshine State'. 'Ghost Money' was shortlisted in the 2010 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards in the category of Unpublished Manuscript by an Emerging Victorian Writer. His short fiction has appeared in a number of print and online publications, including the anthologies 'Crime Scenes' and 'The Obama Conspiracy: Fifteen Stories of Conspiracy Noir', out via Three Rooms Press later in 2017. His online home is You can find him on Twitter at @Pulpcurry.

Andrew shared his thoughts about crime writing with us in a Q&A. You can read it on this website.

Read more about our Summer School workshops:

Summer School: Writing for the Education Market, 12 January
Summer School: The Art of Criticism – Giving and Receiving Feedback, 13 January
Summer School: Short Story, 14 January
Summer School: Writing Picture Books, 16 January
Summer School: Going Indie – Successful Self-Publishing, 17 January
Summer School: Ekphrasis – The Art of Writing from Art, 18 January
Summer School: New Year, New Novel, 19 January
Summer School: Mastering the Personal Essay, 20 January
Summer School: Editing Your Novel, 21 January
Summer School: Memorable Romance Characters, 22 January
Summer School: Writing Conflict in Literary Fiction, 23 January
Summer School: World Building, 24 January
Summer School: Pitching Memoir and Non-Fiction, 25 January

Event registration fee
WV/NTAV Concession Member $ 135.00
WV/NTAV Member $ 145.00
Non-Member $ 195.00

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