CREATIVE WRITING COURSES ON PAXOS
‘CRIME WRITING': 30 SEPTEMBER - 7 OCTOBER 2013
This course covers the initial process and
practicalities of writing a crime novel
the germ of an idea, through to a synopsis and a
plan of the novel to the opening paragraph,
chapter one, page one and beyond ... with lines
that will hook the reader.
suitable for all levels of ability
will be led by retired police officer and
full-time crime writer,
crime novels in his
Henry Christie series of books
published, including in 2011 'Facing Justice'
The course will be based round group tuition sessions on
five mornings a week supplemented by individual
covered will include:
– why it's needed and how it helps to frame
including Interview Techniques –
what do we need to know, what can be
Finding the Body
– creating atmosphere and tension,
considering causes of death.
– a guy with a need.
– a guy with a desire.
– plotting and getting the story from
beginning to end.
Kick Off with
– the opening sentences / paragraphs to hook
Sleaze – the reality of criminality
– world domination or day-to-day survival on
the mean streets?
– planning ahead, getting started,
considering others, getting support.
Afternoons will be free, leaving plenty of time either to
explore Paxos or simply
course costs £845 per person, which includes
tuition as described above, accommodation in a
shared twin room in a villa with private
swimming pool near Loggos, one of the three main
villages on Paxos, return transfers between
Corfu Airport and your accommodation on Paxos,
breakfast, 2 lunches and 4 dinners (with wine)
in local tavernas, pre-dinner drinks on 4
evenings, and any local transport required
in connection with the course. There is a
supplement of £95 per person for sole use of a
activities such as Greek cookery, Greek dancing,
boat trips and walks are at additional cost.
For full details of what is included in the cost
of the course and of the accommodation, please
Courses Further Information’.
Alternative accommodation and extending your holiday:
If you already have your own
accommodation, then it is usually possible just to join
the group tuition sessions. We can also help you to find
accommodation if you would like to stay somewhere other
than our shared villas or would
like to extend your holiday and spend a few
additional days on Paxos or a few days on Corfu,
either before or after the writing course. Please
to discuss the options.
Please read our
section of this website and then complete and
On-Line Booking Form.
'Crime Writing' is open to
people of all ages and abilities aged 18 or
Paxos is a relatively hilly island and we
therefore do not feel that it is suitable for
anyone with walking difficulties.
We will give
you a discount of £40 if you book any two
holidays or courses in our current programme.
Group Discounts: If you are a
group of four or more who wish to book
'Crime Writing', please
contact us to see if we can offer
you a discount.
Do have a look round our website and, if you would like further information about any of our
holidays and courses or about Paxos more
generally, then please do not hesitate to