Double Trouble: Writing Killer Crime

Double Trouble: Writing Killer Crime

Award winning crime author Louise Phillips and bestseller Sam Blake bring you a very special online crime writing workshop. Discussing their own inspiration and practice, focusing on how they each develop character and plot, alongside tips on dialogue, pace, and structure, you will get inside their criminal minds in a relaxed and open discussion, coming away inspired and focused.

If you have an idea for a crime novel, or have already started one, why not bring along your opening paragraph, pitch idea, or an outline of your main character, and they will answer all your questions and help critique your material.

The first session of the morning will focus on character, plot and structure, and the afternoon session will offer tips on creating great dialogue, pace, and perfecting that killer pitch.

With limited places, don't miss the chance to get inside the minds of two of Ireland's most successful crime writers!


The Gutter Bookshop is sad they can’t be there in person this year but you can browse (and purchase!) books by the featured authors below CLICK HERE. And remember that there’s no postage to pay in Ireland if you spend over €30 or if you choose to collect your books from either of our bookshops. Just choose the ‘Free Shipping’ or ‘Click & Collect’ options at checkout!


  • Venue: Online
  • Time: Sat 17 Oct, 10:30am
  • Price: Free: Booking Required