Welcome to the Bad World!

MKCW –  ‘Creative Writing: Bad World’  Course Outline  

Thanks for enrolling in the course. I hope you enjoy it and find it very rewarding. Please see the outline below. If you have any further queries relating to the course, please email info@martinkeaveney.com.

Week 1

The Criminal

Week 2

The Detective

Week 3

The Victim

Week 4

The Law

Week 5

Detective Fiction

Week 6


Week 8


Week 9


Week 10



Focus in Crime Fiction

Week 8

The Tone of Crime & Thrillers

Participants have the option to submit weekly writing for feedback and read their material during weekly workshop. A Final Project option is available to all at the end of the course.

Reading list

Readings are optional but they are helpful for weekly discussion. It is not necessary to purchase any of these titles as excerpts will be provided in advance.

French, Tana. Into The Woods, Penguin, 2008.

Conan Doyle, Arthur. Sherlock Holmes – Short Stories. Arcturus (15 Nov. 2018)

Dodd, Leanne Dodd. ‘The perfect crime: Trauma writing strategies in crime fiction.’ TEXT 51 October 2018.

Orford, Margie. ‘The Grammar of Violence, Writing Crime as
Fiction’, Current Writing: Text and Reception in Southern Africa, 25:2, (2013). 220-229

Others TBA.

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