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How to Write a Compelling Murder Mystery

27 May @ 18:30 - 20:30

About this Event

Writing in series is one of the most challenging, but rewarding forms of creative writing. Readers love a series where they can genuinely engage with the characters and care about what happens to them. This workshop will discuss ways in which you can begin and develop a crime mystery series that will leave readers wanting more. The tricky part is creating new plots with familiar characters and some of the challenges regarding this will be discussed in the session.

Throughout this workshop, you will…

  • Gain insight into writing in a series
  • Learn how to create intriguing and compelling characters
  • Explore the challenges of writing a series and writing crime fiction with just enough clues for readers to try to work out whodunnit while making it as difficult as possible until at or near the end.

About Dawn Brookes

Dawn has an MA in Creative Writing with Distinction and has written eight cozy mysteries and one crime fiction novel. She is an indie author with a large following who has sold in excess of 100,000 books.

Book your place

Tickets cost £17 for NWS Members and £22 for general admission. Book your place, or to find out more about joining NWS, head to our membership page.


This workshop will be delivered online via Zoom. Zoom is a cloud-based video conferencing service you can use to virtually meet with others – either by video or audio-only or both. A link will be sent out shortly before the workshop to the email address you enter at the time of booking.


27 May
18:30 - 20:30
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Nottingham Writers’ Studio
25 Hockley
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 1FH United Kingdom
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