This course is ideal for: People who want to write compelling crime and terrific thrillers.
How to write a gripping page-turner
The different types of crime/thriller fiction
The ingredients every good story needs
How to manage characters, pace, suspense and climax
Publishing options and more
The top 10 living crime fiction authors have sold 450 million books and that figure just keeps rising. Even J.K. Rowling is now writing crime fiction. Do you love gritty detectives, troubled PIs and cool FBI agents? Or are you a fan of fast-paced, high stakes thrillers with a hero plunged into danger on a seemingly impossible mission?
Crime and thriller novels dominate the bestseller lists around the world. Just think of Michael Connelly, Dan Brown, Stieg Larsson, David Baldacci, Patricia Cornwall, Janet Evanovich or Michael Robotham? Or shows like The Bourne Identity, Law and Order, Sherlock and Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries.
I enjoyed getting a personal perspective from a crime and thriller writer. The course was logically put together and
covered a lot of very useful information. It was a fantastic course that was well worth undertaking.
– Liam Saville
Over five evenings, author L.A. Larkin will guide you on a journey into the murky and murderous world of crime fiction and thrillers.
With our Online Live courses, you participate online from the comfort of your own home in a live Zoom video-based classroom. Your presenter and your classmates are right there with you in real time.
Above: “The course has had a huge impact on my writing. It's changed my understanding of the thriller genre and my approach to writing it.”
I gained a very strong understanding of the essential aspects of thriller writing and now
know what publishers would be looking for when presented with a thriller manuscript.
– Belinda Williams
Want to know where all the cool kids hang out? The Graduates’ Club of course! Now, calm down – there’s no cigars, leather armchairs or loud ticking grandfather clocks here. But it IS exclusive invitation only (on completion of a course) and it’s free! Meet other writers online and share successes, seek help or just get something off your chest. Many students believe this ‘legacy learning’ is one of the most valuable things about our AWC community, and who are we to argue? So if you want to receive feedback, support and a heads-up on opportunities … join the Club!
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