For many writers, getting the crime ‘right’ is an intimidating prospect. How much insider knowledge do you need to make your plot look authentic? Should you plot and plan, or make it up as you go along? Join P.M. Newton as she shows you how to use the act of crime as both a plot-framing device and an opportunity to develop characters and setting.
Get advice on how to deal with the three vital questions necessary to plotting a crime narrative: what would be needed to solve this crime; how will my characters solve this crime; and how does this particular crime inform my characters and story?
Supported by Pantera Press.
Duration: 6.5 hours Maximum capacity: 16 participants
P.M. Newton (Australian)
P.M. Newton joined the New South Wales police force in 1982 and spent the next 13 years working in and around Sydney in various departments, including Drug Enforcement, Sexual Assault and Major Crime,first in uniform then as a detective. She eventually resigned to travel and live overseas. Her first novel, The Old School, was published in 2010 and shortlisted for the Indie Award for Debut Fiction, the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction, the Sisters in Crime Davitt Award and the Asher Literary Award. pmnewton.blogspot.com