Writing Crime Fiction Course

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TUTOR: Helen Moorhouse is the author of five novels ‘The Dead Summer, ‘The Dark Water’, ‘Sing Me To Sleep’, ‘Ever This Day’ and ‘The Gallery of Stolen Souls’ published by Poolbeg Press. A lover of stories, particularly the paranormal, her writing was featured in two anthologies – ‘All I Want For Christmas’ (2012) and ‘If I Was A Child Again’ (2013), and her short story ‘The Night Nurse’ was commissioned as the 2018 RTE Radio 1 Book Show Christmas ghost story.

A DIT journalism graduate, she has extensive copywriting experience across many areas – commercial radio advertising and branding, corporate video, speechwriting and speech consultancy, long and short form articles and more. Helen was an op-ed contributor to the Irish Independent 2012-2014, and has published articles and stories across many Irish newspapers and magazines.

Start Date: 21st May, 2024
Duration: 6 weeks
Fee: $299
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Unlock Your Crime Fiction Writing Potential: Enrol in Our Crime Fiction Writing Course

Step into the captivating realm of crime fiction through our immersive six-week online Crime Fiction Writing Course. Crime fiction, renowned for its intricate plots, enigmatic characters, and pulse-pounding suspense, holds an irresistible allure for readers worldwide. Now, it’s your turn to weave a gripping detective tale and keep your audience enthralled with every twist and turn.

Under the guidance of expert instructors you’ll embark on a journey to hone the craft of crafting a compelling crime narrative. Join us on this thrilling adventure and take your first stride toward becoming a master of crime fiction writing, leaving your readers craving for more.

Limited Spots, High Demand:

To ensure personalised attention for every participant, we maintain small class sizes, restricting enrolment to just ten students. Due to overwhelming demand, early registration is strongly recommended to secure your spot.

Global Reach, Post-Course Support:

Our Crime Fiction Writing Course welcomes students from across the globe. Even after the course concludes, you’ll retain lifetime access to course materials, allowing you to revisit essential lessons whenever required.

Weekly Tasks, Personalised Guidance:

Stay on course and track your progress with weekly written assignments, individually evaluated by your dedicated online tutor. This hands-on application of course content ensures tailored feedback on your work.

Flexible Course Structure:

Each week, delve into a new module featuring text lessons focusing on the fundamentals of crime fiction. The course offers maximum flexibility, enabling you to work through lessons at your convenience throughout the week, free from fixed class schedules. We recommend dedicating 2-3 hours per week to maximise your learning. Upon registration, your tutor will email you the first module on the course start date. Please remember to check your Spam/Junk folder to avoid missing any crucial information.

Here’s What Awaits You:

Week One – Basics of Crime Fiction

Kickstart your journey by exploring the essential elements of crime fiction, including research, story structure, and thematic considerations.

Week Two – Creating a Crime

Delve into the core of crime fiction by dissecting what makes a crime intriguing, backed by practical exercises to enhance your writing skills.

Week Three – Designing a Villain

No crime tale is complete without a formidable antagonist. Dive into the world of iconic villains in crime fiction and hone your skills in creating compelling adversaries.

Week Four – Creating a Hero

Explore the qualities of a compelling protagonist as you study renowned heroes in crime fiction and apply their techniques to your own writing.

Week Five – Crafting Suspense

Discover the art of crafting suspense, a vital element in keeping readers hooked, as you learn techniques to create tension and anticipation in your narrative.

Week Six – The Pitfalls of Crime Fiction

In the final week, gain insights into common mistakes made by novice crime fiction writers and refine your own work through constructive feedback.

Join Today:

Seize the opportunity to bring your crime fiction aspirations to life. Register for our Crime Fiction Writing Course today and embark on your journey toward mastering this captivating genre!

Start Date

21st May


6 Weeks




Helen Moorhouse