Writing Masterclass with Dinuka McKenzie

Complex characters and their crimes – learn to write character led mysteries and thrillers.

Date and time

Sunday, June 9 · 10am – 1pm

Location

Wedderburn Writers Retreat
391 Wedderburn Road Wedderburn, NSW 2560

Ages: 18 years and over.

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In this workshop you will learn to unlock the mystery of writing character-led crime fiction. Dinuka McKenzie will share her secrets on how to create well-rounded characters that drive compelling and complex stories. She will delve into how to craft a suspenseful plot, weave in red herrings, and sustain mystery throughout a novel. Whether you’re a seasoned crime writer or just starting out, you will come away with valuable tips and insights to craft your own best-selling mysteries and thrillers.

Dinuka McKenzie is an Australian writer and the author of the Detective Kate Miles crime series published in Australia and the UK. She is the winner of the 2020 HarperCollins Australia Banjo Prize. Her writing has been shortlisted for the Sisters in Crime Davitt Awards, the Bad Sydney Crime Danger Awards, longlisted for the Richell Prize, and highly commended in the Australian Crime Writers Association, Louie Award. Her short fiction has appeared in the 2022 Dark Deeds Down Under crime and thriller anthology.