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Crime Writing Workshops - Combination Ticket

Save £10 and book both workshops with a combined ticket for £80!*


Writing a Police Procedural in the 21st Century with Stav Sherez

Looking at the structure of the police procedural, we’ll examine what it is that makes it such a popular and perennial sub-genre as well as going into the pros and cons of choosing to write one. We’ll walk through the main elements necessary for the creation of a realistic procedural, then ask whether realism is as important as it’s perceived to be. In the second half of the class, we’ll chart the evolution of the police procedural and how modern electronic detection has changed the form and, finally, ask how do we breathe new life into the police procedural?


Character and Motivation with Laura Wilson and Melanie McGrath

Using exercises and photographic prompts, we will explore ways of creating credible protagonists and antagonists, as well as how to avoid stereotypes and how to ensure that your characters have sufficient and plausible motivation for their actions.


* Morning and afternoon workshops will be allocated to joint ticket buyers once their purchase has been made, and they will be contacted ahead of time with their schedule. If you have any questions please email