Online Feedback Clinic: Crime

Writers Victoria

Event Date: 
21 July 2022
Author / Presenters: 
danny@writersvictoria.org.au

If you’re keen to start a writing crime novel or short stories but you are unsure where to start, or if you are part-way through a manuscript and need help to finish or polish it, this online clinic will provide deadlines and support as you do so, pushing through blockages and problem passages. Participants will receive individualized feedback, including on structure, setting, pace, character and dialogue, from Andrew Nette. This online course actively encourages sharing of your work with your cohort as well as with the tutor.

Our Online Feedback Clinics are asynchronous, with no face-to-face meetings, allowing you to engage with the content at the times of day and week that suit your schedule. They are hosted on our private Wordpress server. There will be an optional Zoom introduction to the clinic website for those less confident with technology, which will be recorded for those who cannot attend live. For more information on our online feedback clinics, please read our FAQs

You Will Learn:

  • How to develop convincing characters and dialogue
  • How to work through issues with the plot and structure of your story
  • How to improve setting
  • How to improve the pace of a story and build suspense
  • The discipline of writing fiction regularly

About the Tutor:

Andrew Nette is the author of two published crime novels, Ghost Money and Gunshine State. His third novel, Orphan Road, will be published in early 2023. Ghost Money was shortlisted in the 2010 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards in the category of Unpublished Manuscript by an Emerging Victorian Writer.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 print and online publications, including The Obama Conspiracy: Fifteen Stories of Conspiracy Noir, which won a prestigious Anthony Award for best anthology in 2018. He has written widely on crime fiction and film. You can find him at his website, www.pulpcurry.com and on Twitter at @Pulpcurry.

Not a Member?

Members of Writers Victoria receive up to 37% off the full price of our workshops, seminars and courses. In addition, members have access to a range of other discounts and opportunities and receive a subscription to 'The Victorian Writer' magazine. Memberships start from just $50. Find out more about becoming a member here.

When: 21 July 2022 - 12:00 through 30 November 2022 - 12:00
Where: Online
Australia