How to start writing Crime Fiction.
A self-paced course for new and experienced writers. This course will suit you if you would like to expand your range as a writer and reader, learn new techniques, and experiment in new areas of creative writing.
During the course you will learn the conventions of Crime Fiction, develop your own ideas for short stories and novels, start writing, and learn how to critique your work.
This is a short course that runs over a month and includes four sessions which last for a week each. The learning materials include videos, podcasts, reading suggestions and downloads, practical writing exercises, and examples of good and bad practice.However, we give access for three months. All the learning materials are available 24 hours a day, and sessions you have completed remain available throughout the course for you to review.
You have the option of sharing your reading and writing exercises, and discussing and critiquing your work with other students.
This course allows you to:
High quality writing skills are essential in many careers in the media and all forms of business, from advertising, sales and marketing to PR and publicity.
For dedicated writers aiming for publication, an understanding of genre will develop contextual professional skills and an understanding of how the publishing world works, as well as developing their writing skills.
People who have completed our writing courses are working as copywriters, content producers, book authors, editors, publishing executives, proofreaders, book reviewers, film reviewers, screenwriters, TV researchers, web writers, bloggers, self-published authors, sales, marketing and PR executives, journalists.
Session 1: Settings and the senses
Why creating a convincing sense of place matters in crime fiction. Session materials include a tutor video, selected readings, practical writing exercises and a book club forum.
Creating a detective and tension
How writers create compelling characters. Session materials include a tutor podcast, selected readings, practical assignments and writing exercises.
Session 3: All about research
Why research is so important for the crime-fiction writer. Session materials include a video on crime research, selected readings, practical assignments and writing exercises.
Session 4: Write your own crime story
Try a longer piece of writing (up to 2,000 words) using all the techniques you have learned during the course. Option to critique your fellow writers.
Willingness to widen your reading of recently published novels from the UK, US and Europe, improve your writing and critical skills, and produce original stories.
Ability to develop the professional skills a fiction writer requires (discipline, attention to detail, working to deadlines, editing and proofreading). Some experience of creative writing an advantage.
See also technical requirements under FAQs, below.
A better understanding of the conventions of storytelling and of writing in a specific genre. Greater creativity. Improved writing skills and English. A regular writing practice and broadened reading repertoire. Greater technical proficiency in the use of grammar, spelling, punctuation and syntax. An expanded writing repertoire and range of techniques. The ability to self-direct your writing practice and learn the professional skills required in publishing, journalism and publicity careers.
What will I get after the completion of the programme?
As it is training oriented program, after completion you will find yourself with more confidence with increased knowledge related of this course along with Rapid Skillz Certificate.
What is the minimum eligibility required to get myself enrolled for the programme?
Anybody can apply.
What is the duration of the programme?
The duration of this program is 3 months.
What is the difference between classroom teaching and online course?
Classroom teaching requires physical presence of classroom and teacher, whereas distance learning courses can be studied anytime, anywhere as per your time schedule and convenience.
What kind of career avenues will open for me after taking this course?
The career avenues after taking this course extend over multiple industries and multiple functions because you would get more knowledge and you would be more efficient in your skills.
What kind of study material is provided?
You will get online access to study using Rapid Skillz LMS where you will find material supporting the course.
Can Foreign Nationals apply for the course?
Yes, anybody can apply from any part of the globe.For details of Fee Structure please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at +91-9958934646
In case I am unable to take the exam will my fees be refunded?
As a policy under no circumstances will the fees be refunded to the candidate after registration.
Can I take two or more certification exams at one time?
Yes you can take as many numbers of courses at a time.
Does the exam is available only in India?
No, Exam is available all over the globe.
If I fail, what is the procedure to be followed for reappearing in the exam?
If you fail due to some reasons, you have to pay re-appear fee which is 50 % of the course fee and give your exam again.
How many attempts can I give for a certification exam?
There is no limit on re-appearance. You can re-appear by paying re-appear fee as many times you want.
When is the exam conducted?
Duration of the course is 3 months, whenever you are prepared for exams within duration of the course you can appear for exams.
What is the passing percentage?
Passing percentage is 50%.
Do you have any refund policy for this course?
We do not refund any payment. However we assure you of complete satisfaction. If you have any service related issue please contact us or mail us at email@example.com
What are the various options of making payment?
You can pay using Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking and cash cards.
Who is the certifying body for the courses?
After successful completion of the course, students will get certificate from Rapid Skillz and PWA(Professional Writing Academy) jointly signed by Professor of the course.
The Professional Writing Academy is a UK-based company formed by university professors and published writers. PWA develops high quality online courses and support for writers at all professional levels and who are writing in all forms and genres.
The course director, Tom Bromley, is an experienced fiction, non-fiction and ghostwriter as well as an editor and university lecturer.