This week we’ve been attending ProWritingAid Crime Writer’s Week. Not because we’re crafting a police procedural or whodunnit, or even because we read a lot of crime writing. It’s ProWritingAid’s first ever Crime Writer’s Week aimed at crime and thriller authors with a lot of valuable content for any writer.
Live sessions included bestselling crime authors; Karin Slaughter, Alexia Gordon, Lisa Gardner, Vaseem Khan, Ian Rankin, Leigh Russell, Jennifer Hillier, Peter James, Steve Berry, and Fiona Cummins.
Other sessions included insider publishing advice from the Deputy Publishing Director for Crime Fiction at Simon & Schuster, workshops on writing and editing crime novels, as well as sessions with former police detective, Graham Bartlett, on how to make crime scenes and police procedures more realistic.
Like the recent Fantasy Writers week and QuaranCon, this was a free summit held online with guests and speakers from all over the world.