Developing The Perfect Crime Novel
Saturday, 17 June 2017 from 09:30 to 17:30 (Singapore Standard Time Singapore Time)
From Agatha Christie to Lee Child, from Sherlock Holmes to Kay Scarpetta: thrillers; crime fiction; and their respective protagonists remain as popular today as they were during the Golden Age of Detective Fiction.
- Why is that?
- Why are readers so attracted to the blood and gore depicted in these books?
- What can these works tell us about the human condition?
- This workshop makes YOU the detective of the above - investigating what makes the perfect crime novel.
We will look at:
• What are the essential elements required for writing a crime novel?
• What works and what doesn’t?
• What are the different genres of crime fiction?
• What makes the best characters?
Once we’ve tackled the basics, it’s over to you to start your own work of crime fiction and brainstorming the beginning of your thriller or detective novel.
This workshop is suitable for those aged 18 and above.
Alice Clark-Platts is a former human rights lawyer who has worked on cases involving Winnie Mandela and the rapper Snoop Dogg. Her Detective Inspector Erica Martin novels, BITTER FRUITS (2015) and THE TAKEN (2016), are published by Penguin Random House. Her third novel THE FLOWER GIRLS is due to be published soon. Alice is the founder of the Singapore Writers’ Group and has edited two anthologies of short stories, the last one latterly published by Ethos Books. Her short fiction has been published in various works. Alice holds a Masters degree and has two young daughters.
Please refer to our website for grants/discounts and the cancellation/postponment policy: http://alap.bookcouncil.sg/courses/grants
Please request ALAP staff for the discount code, before registering and paying for the workshops via Eventbrite.
Please register by 26 May 2017 for this workshop.
For enquiries, please contact ALAP staff:
Prema: 6848 8297
Judi: 6848 8295