Unleash your Dark Side!!



ADVANCED CRIME FICTION WRITING - One Day Course Saturday 9th May at the Irish Writers Centre

Available for booking from this week, but there are ONLY 3 places left! So if you are interested, get booking!

This course with Louise Phillips is aimed at writers who have completed an introductory creative writing course and/or are currently writing a crime fiction novel. It will focus on plot development, hot seating your principle characters, incorporating tension and a fast pace into your story, one with page turning quality, and how best to create effective dialogue. There will be a series of workshop exercises, along with a talk from a crime scene professional.

The Game Changer!!


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So here it is at long last!!  Even though it will go through a number of revisions/edits before publication...THE GAME CHANGER (aka Novel 4) now exists with a beginning, a middle and an end...


I will be spending the next week doing a final read through with edits and then life might get back to normal for a little while!!


See you on the other side....






I'm taking a very quick break from editing and writing today, so while I can so here are a list of events that you may want to put in your diary....

Lots of other news and events to follow...but this will do for now!! smile emoticon


24th FEBRUARY Lisburn City Library 6.45 Louise Phillips in Conversation with Eoin McNamee - FREE EVENT

6th MARCH ENNIS BOOK Festival - 4.45 Temple Gate Hotel - Launch by LOUISE PHILLIPS of THE NIGHT GAME by Frank Golden (Salmon Fiction)

24th APRIL LIBRARY AFTER DARK WRITERS' Cafe - 6.30 Clondalkin Library - LOUISE PHILLIPS Crime Fiction Workshop

27th JUNE WEXFORD Literary Festival - 1.00 - 2.00 Author Panel

Reading in Lisburn with Eoin McNamee

If you are in and around Lisburn on the 24th February next - it would be terrific to see you at this event with myself and Eoin McNamee!!

Lisburn Library

Do you want to write that Crime Novel??


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Over 10 weeks, commencing the 5th February, this course will cover many elements of successful crime writing – creating tension, pace, memorable characters, effective dialogue, plot and a gripping page-turning story.

Workshop exercises and editorial critique will also sharpen your fictional voice, and as research is a huge component of crime writing – the course will look at how much, how little, and where do you go to find the answers you're looking for?

During the course, we will have visits from professionals who will take you step-by-step through crime scene evaluation and the gathering of forensic evidence.

Since commencing workshops, two of Louise’s students have achieved publishing deals and another two are signed with agents.

If you’re looking to start or finish your crime novel, this course will get you closer to the finish line. Louise Phillips is the bestselling author of psychological crime thrillers, Red Ribbons, The Doll’s House (Winner of the Irish Crime Fiction Book of the Year) and Last Kiss.

Starts Thursday 5 February

Duration: 10 weeks

Cost: €280/€260 members

For more details or to book visit HERE