Deadly Words: Crime Writing Essentials Panel

Part of SMSA’s ‘Airtight Alibi’ Mystery & Crime Festival 2018.      Find out more


Join author Meg Keneally, editor of the Australian Journal of Crime Fiction, Dr Rachel Franks and Ned Kelly Award winner Dave Warner as they share insights on the craft of thrilling your readers with deadly words — including why crime fiction lends itself to series involving recurring characters, how to keep readers engaged, approaches to seeding clues, the importance of landscape in crime fiction and more.

The panel will also discuss crime writing’s evolution from its ‘penny dreadful’ past and where it is headed in the future. Have its sub-genres started to merge? And what about the phenomenon of crime fiction crossing over with other genres like sci-fi and historical fiction?

A light lunch will be provided after the session.


$10 SMSA Members
$15 Non-Members

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