Cops and Robbers – Writing Crime

I’m busy publicising Ballarat Writers next fantastic workshop and thought some of you may be interested –

August 11 – Cops and Robbers; writing the perfect crime scene with Jarad Henry

Saturday August 11  10am – 4pm
Member – $75 / Non Member – $100
Click here to book

Ever wanted to write a crime novel or short story? Chances are you’ll have at least one detective wandering your pages.  But how do you get the procedure right? What about dialogue? Do we call them perps or crooks? You don’t want an Aussie detective to sound like a character off the set of Law and Order, do you?  And what about the crime scene? Who strings up the plastic tape, who calls in homicide and the coroner?

In this interactive workshop you’ll learn to the ins and outs of real life police drama, as well as how to walk, talk and investigate like an Aussie detective.  Most importantly, you’ll learn how to apply this to your characters, giving your stories the essential ingredient of every great crime writer; verisimilitude.

Jarad Henry has worked in the criminal justice system for more than twelve years. He has a degree in criminology and regularly speaks about crime trends at conferences and seminars. Jarad’s debut crime novel, Head Shot, was short listed for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, and for the Ned Kelly Awards Best First Crime Novel.

His second novel Blood Sunset won the Fellowship of Australian Writers’ Jim Hamilton Award, and was short listed for the Vogel Award. It was also runner up for the reader’s choice award in the 2009 Summer Read. Pink Tide is the third in the McCauley trilogy and will be out in mid 2012.

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