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Writing Compelling Crime Fiction

9 February @ 18:30 - 20:30

About this Event

Interest in crime-fiction has skyrocketed in recent years, but what is it that makes this genre so gripping? and what can you do to make sure that your writing brings the suspense and action that your readership so desires?

Join Jo Jakeman as she aims to help writers take their crime writing to the next level by understanding what makes crime fiction so compelling, and by exploring the key elements of writing gripping suspense.

By the end of this workshop, you will understand how to use conflict, high stakes and characters to drive your story and to produce satisfying crime fiction that will leave your readers wanting more.

About Jo Jakeman

Jo’s debut crime novel, Sticks and Stones (The Exes’ Revenge in America and Canada) has been published in fifteen different territories. It was shortlisted for Dead Good’s best revenge thriller of the year. Safe House is out now, and Who Killed Oscar Lomas? is due for late 2021. She is currently writing her fourth crime novel and running Writers’ Flock, a support and mentoring group for developing writers.


Book your place

Tickets cost £18 for NWS Members and £22 for general admission. Book your place, or to find out more about joining NWS, head to our membership page.
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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 starts to the email address you enter at the time of booking.


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