Crime (Castlemaine)

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A portrait of Angela Savage

Angela Savage. Photo: Joanna Sheather
18 March 2017 - 10:00 to 4:00 PM
Angela Savage
Early, Emerging
​​​​​​Crime fiction appeals for its compelling plots, vicarious thrills and flawed characters; and also because, unlike in real life, justice is generally served. Combining input 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, setting, plot and pace.

Presented in collaboration with Castlemaine State Festival 2017.

You will learn

  • to find ideas for crime stories
  • to develop convincing characters
  • to plot and structure your story
  • to make use of setting to enhance your story
  • to set a cracking pace.

About Angela Savage

Angela Savage is a Melbourne writer who has lived and worked extensively in Asia. She won the 2004 Victorian Premier’s Award for Unpublished Manuscript, and the 2011 Scarlet Stiletto Award for short crime fiction. All three of her Jayne Keeney PI novels have been shortlisted for Ned Kelly Awards. Angela teaches creative writing and is currently studying for her PhD in Creative Writing at Monash University. @angsavage

Castlemaine, VIC
Member $ 145.00
Concession Member $ 135.00
Non-Member $ 195.00

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