How to write bestselling crime fiction
This masterclass will examine the key ingredients in writing crime fiction including opening scenes, characterisation, and using location. Subgenres such as cosy crime, psychological crime, and police procedurals will be briefly examined. Vaseem will give you the tools to write, finish or edit your novel, and advice on how to make it stand out when submitting to today’s inundated agents and publishers. It will include a short exercise on the day.
There will be a 15 minute comfort break at 3.30pm when tea and coffee will be served in the room.
Vaseem Khan is the author of the bestselling Baby Ganesh Detective Agency crime series featuring Indian detective Ashwin Chopra and his baby elephant sidekick. The first book in the series, The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra was a Times bestseller, and a Waterstones Paperback of the Year. Vaseem was born in London, but spent a decade working in India. His latest novel is Murder at the Grand Raj Palace.
Vaseem Khan will also be appearing at Borderlines, in conversation with Carlisle crime writer M W Craven, on Saturday 6th October at 11 am in the Crown and Mitre