Creative writing and publishing

Writing fiction – how to create an engaging plot with Elly Griffiths and Lesley Thomson

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What makes a reader want to read on? What keeps them turning the pages? The plot. You will examine the building blocks that go towards writing an absorbing and fulfilling plot.


Elly Griffiths

Elly Griffiths is the author of the highly successful Ruth Galloway crime novels ('wonderfully rich' The Guardian, 'highly atmospheric' New York Times). The first in the series, The Crossing Places, won the Mary Higgins Clark Award and three books have been shortlisted for the Theakston's Crime Novel of the Year. The eighth book, The Woman in Blue, was published in February 2016.

Lesley Thomson

Lesley Thomson's latest novels The Detective's Secret (2015) and The House with No Rooms (2016) were both Sainsbury's Book of the Week. A Kind of Vanishing won The People's Book Prize in 2010. The Detective's Daughter, (2013) sold over 450,000 copies; it was Sainsbury's e-book 2013 and long running Amazon number one. Lesley is an experienced creative writing tutor who regularly runs short courses and masterclasses.


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