Many writers have brilliant story ideas waiting to be told, but don’t know where to begin. In this half-day workshop with bestselling author J.P. Pomare (In the Clearing and Call Me Evie), learn different approaches to producing crime stories while maintaining narrative tension. Explore a variety of exercises to help you move from the initial ‘big idea’ to a polished draft full of twists that keep readers turning the pages.

Sydney Writers’ Festival is sponsoring one place per workshop for writers who may not otherwise be able to participate. Find more information and an online application form here.

J.P. Pomare (Australian)

J.P. Pomare

J.P. Pomare is the bestselling author of the psychological suspense novels In The Clearing and Call Me Evie. For the past four years J.P. has also hosted and produced the podcast On Writing. Originally from New Zealand, he now lives in Melbourne with his wife.