Crime Writing

Crime Writing

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  • Course Type Adult - Leisure
  • Subject Area Creative Writing
  • Qualification N/A
  • Study Mode: Part Time Only
  • Course Level Beginners
  • Course Length 3 weeks
  • Start Date 01-10-2019
  • End Date 15-10-2019
  • Day Tuesday
  • Times 10:00-12:00
  • Fee £56.00
  • Reduced Fee £29
  • Course Code X0PCRIW0/9/A

Crime writing is the biggest seller in fiction so come along and be a part of it and explore your inner sleuth! From dastardly deed to dashing detective, and anything in between, come and have a go at creating your own crime scene!

This course is designed for those who enjoy writing and who may have a particular interest in crime novels and stories. This is not an exclusive entry requirement, as you may just want to come along and discover your inner criminologist!

Over several weeks we will discuss the features of crime writing and you will start to develop a plot of your own.

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What topics will I study?

This course is delivered over three consecutive weeks and during this time we will look at various aspects of crime writing with a view to your starting your own piece of writing.

Week 1 – Detective V Criminal – we will look to outline your style of detective – what makes them stand out from the crowd (or not). How do they end up being the detective? On the other hand, you may be more interested in your criminal – how do you want your reader to respond?

Week 2 – Setting and Deed – the setting of your work may play an important part in helping to establish your crime – what do you want to say?

Week 3 – Foreshadowing and Outcome – how much detail will you use – will this be a ‘locked room’ event or will your allow your reader more information than your detective? We will look at creating plot-twist and the development of your outcome.

Next steps: 

An increased interest in writing – you may wish to join other courses available, join writing groups (form one of your own!) or explore literature on a more formal level.

Entry Requirements

A love of writing, and interest in crime literature, room for discussion and shared ideas, and a relaxed approach.


Learners will be given a college ID badge and have access to all college facilities, including learning centres and computers.

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