Killer Women - Killer Weekend

Last weekend, 28th-29th October, was Killer Weekend at Brown’s Courtrooms in London. After the success of last years’ event arranged by the Killer Women, this weekend was geared towards budding writers who want to be published.

Included were wonderful panels featuring great writers from the world of crime fiction including Ben Aaronovitch, Erin Kelly, Julia Crouch, Mel McGrath and Mark Billingham. All were talking about a variety of different aspects encompassing a wide spectrum of the crime field from getting published, to genre splicing, to the next big thing and finally, pitching your novel to a panel of leading agents in the crime field.

Alongside these panels were some marvellous workshops which really captured my imagination and made me think of ways to write in an entirely different way. It certainly got my creative juices running and the fire in my belly to get started writing. Workshops included ‘Making a Murderer’ with crime writer, Laura Wilson and the superb ‘Creating Suspense’ with N.J. Cooper.

The whole weekend was thoroughly enjoyable and it is always wonderful to spend time with crime writers, (who are the nicest bunch of people on the planet) and discuss all things writing with fellow participants. I am positive that everyone took something away with them by the end of the weekend and I am sure, that like me, they are already
putting words down in the hope of realising their dream… of being published and holding
their own book in their hands!

I look forward to seeing what the Killer Women do next year. Whatever it is, I will be there!

If you missed out, then don’t worry as the Killer Women have put together a second
anthology of short stories written by women who are writing at the top of their game.

Click on the link to buy your copy of the Killer Women Anthology 2

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