A Crime Writing Masterclass – with Martin Edwards

  • Torre Abbey Museum
  • September 14
  • 16:30 - 18:30
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A two-hour workshop on crime writing led by Martin Edwards, current President of the Detection Club and in 2020 recipient of the Crime Writers’ Association’s Diamond Dagger, the highest honour in British crime writing, in recognition of the ‘sustained excellence’ of his work in the genre.

Martin’s crime fiction and non-fiction books have won numerous awards in the UK and the US. He is widely recognised as a leading authority on the crime fiction genre and, as well as being the editor of Howdunit, a masterclass in crime writing by members of the Detection Club, he is the author of The Golden Age of Murder, a widely acclaimed award-winning study of the genre between the two world wars. He is the author of nineteen novels including the acclaimed Lake District Mysteries and the Harry Devlin series as well as two Golden Age mysteries featuring Rachel Savernake, nine non-fiction books, and over sixty short stories. For more about Martin Edwards visit https://martinedwardsbooks.com/ and for his superb blog visit http://doyouwriteunderyourownname.blogspot.com/

Testimonials for Martin Edwards’ crime writing workshop:

“Martin’s crime writing workshop attracted beginners as well as established writers; there were lots of enthusiastic comments on what a positive experience it was and how much each participant had gained from it.”Judith Baker, St Helier Library, Jersey
“Thank you very much for running the Workshop for us, which I thought was excellent… it was a very interesting and enlightening session and very good Value For Money…suited all shades of experience giving newer writers useful insights into the genre and the more experienced, plenty to think about.” Bob Barker, Chair, Vale Royal Writers
Participants’ feedback:

“The course/workshop was a balanced mix of practical exercises and informed comment on the practice of crime writing”
“Martin was very generous with his advice and sharing his experiences. His positivity is infectious and has inspired me to start writing again and get this novel out of my head.”
“I enjoyed the balance between participative exercise and general discussion of writing related matters.”
“I enjoyed listening to an experienced author.”
“Variation of exercises – well balanced”
“I thought it was all good – open and friendly. Enjoyed interactive Q&A sessions.”
“You may not remember me, but we met when you came over to do a workshop (a very useful one I have to say) for the Guernsey Literary Festival. I just wanted to let you know that since then I’ve had a crime novel accepted..The contract is for two books so I’m hard at work on the next in the series…Thank you for that workshop, and for the research I’ve done in your books, particularly the factual, police procedure ones. You re-energised me and this is the result!”