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June 11, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • For Writers
  • Workshop

Story is King – Writing Workshop

J.A. Corrigan
JA Corrigan and The Bad Sister


High House Production Park, Vellacott Close
Purfleet-on-Thames, Essex RM19 1RJ United Kingdom
£15 concessions (Students, Under 27s and Jobseekers)

** This workshop has been cancelled – sorry **

In this Crime Writing for Beginners course, J.A. Corrigan will explore the concept of ‘Story is King’.

Exploring the fundamental principals of Story and Plot, and how it is essential to understand your characters and their motives, which in turn will direct a novel’s flow and narrative.

We will discuss how, once these elements are firmly established, the writer can move on to enhancing tension and suspense through the story’s themes and settings – all of which are essential to the fundamentals of crime and thriller writing.

With additional advice on structure and point-of-view, Julie-Ann will provide the new writer with the tool kit to ensure a solid start to their emerging story.


Venue: High House Production Park, Vellacott Close, Purfleet-on-Thames, Essex, RM19 1RJ

Date and time: Saturday 11th June, 10.00am

Tickets: £ 20 / £15 concessions (Students, Under 27s and Jobseekers)

Box Office: Book online or via Mercury Theatre 01206 573948 (10am – 8pm Tuesday to Saturday)



About the Author

Julie-Ann was born in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. She studied in London, completing a BA (Hons) Humanities degree, majoring in Modern History and English Literature. Travelling in Europe for several years, she taught in both Greece and Spain – countries and cultures she found fascinating. On return to the UK she gained a BSc (Physiotherapy), becoming a Chartered Physiotherapist.

She lives in Berkshire with her family.

The Nurse was published by Canelo in May 2021 to great acclaim and became a bestseller. The Bad Sister follows in April 2022. Julie-Ann’s first thriller, Falling Suns, was published by Headline Accent in 2016.

Julie-Ann also writes historical fiction under the pseudonym Jules Hayes – The Spanish Girl (2021) and The Walls We Build (2020).

You can find Julie-Ann on Twitter @juliannwriter, Facebook @jacorrigan and Instagram @corriganjulieann

Website: jacorrigan.com


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