World Lit Workshop: Crime and thriller writing in depth with SJ Watson
This workshop is sold out.
Breaking the mould, avoiding cliché and achieving originality: crime and thriller writing
SJ Watson will conduct a group workshop to reveal his take on writing a bestseller. In this engaging workshop, participants can expect to:
- Dive into the crime and thriller genre writing scene
- Understand the development of arresting and unusual ideas
- Look into plots and consider how and when to add crucial twists, turns and alternative storylines to further the mystery
- Examine how to create interesting and believable characters and bring them to life on the page.
The workshop will be lively and fun, and is aimed at anyone who loves and wants to write crime or thriller fiction.
Note: Participants are encouraged to watch Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho before attending the workshop as it will be brought up in discussion.
About SJ Watson
S J Watson’s first novel, Before I Go To Sleep, is a phenomenal international success. A bestseller around the world, it won The Crime Writers’ Association Award for Best Debut Novel and The Galaxy National Book Award for Crime Thriller of the Year. The film of the book, starring Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth and Mark Strong, and directed by Rowan Joffe, was released in September 2014.
SJ Watson was born in the Midlands and now lives in London.