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CrimeFest’s ‘Flashbang’ Competition 2013 and Sarah Hilary’s Five Top Tips

The 2013 Flashbang Flash Crime Fiction Contest is now underway and you have until 1 March to get in your entry.  Started by Sarah Hilary in 2012, the competition is … Continue reading

February 9, 2013 · 4 Comments

Launched today: a free creative writing for crime course with M. R. Hall plus competition

From a Pan Macmillan email: Today we launch a free creative writing course by twice CWA Gold Dagger shortlisted M. R. Hall. By visiting- and hitting the ‘like’ button at- … Continue reading

January 28, 2013

Bloomsbury Crime Fiction Short Sentence Competition – Final Round

Bloomsbury’s “Short Sentence” crime fiction short story competition is now in its final round with a closing date of 31 October 2012.  October’s theme is ‘obsession’ and you can find … Continue reading

October 15, 2012

Some writing course places remaining at Ty Newydd

From Tŷ Newydd: Tŷ Newydd Courses 2012 Just a reminder that we still have some spaces on the following courses: September 29 – October 4 Nature Writing with Nigel Brown … Continue reading

September 3, 2012

Arvon Crime Fiction Courses in October and November 2012

If you click on the picture you will go to the link for the two courses coming up in October and November. There are still some places left on these … Continue reading

August 30, 2012 · 4 Comments

Crime Writers’ Association Gold, Steel and John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Shortlists 2012

The Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards Shortlists 2012 – which include the CWA’s Gold, Steel and John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Shortlists – were announced on 24 August 2012.  [Update 20:45 … Continue reading

August 24, 2012 · 6 Comments

Crime Writing Event in London: Plot the Perfect Murder Mystery

Tuesday 19 June @ 6pm for 6.30pm Bloomsbury Publishing, 50 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3DP Cost: £15  Book tickets here. Bloomsbury Institute and Writers’ & Artists’ present James Runcie and … Continue reading

June 16, 2012

#CWM2012 Crime Writing Tips – No. 8

#CWM2012 crime writing tip number 8 is all about fear: **Fear**

May 29, 2012

Stop Press: British Thyroid Foundation Crime Writing Competition Update

Remember the earlier post about the competition being run by the British Thyroid Foundation to win Theakstons Crime Writing Festival tickets?  Well, the BTF have been in touch to say … Continue reading

May 29, 2012

#CWM2012 Crime Writing Tips – No. 7

#CWM2012 crime writing tip number 7 is all about forensics: **Forensics**

May 28, 2012 · 1 Comment