A138 - The Case of the Crime Writer: A Workshop
Are you an aspiring crime writer? Or love getting lost in the twists of a suspenseful whodunit? Crime writing is one of the most popular genres of fiction and has also gained literary acceptance in recent times. Many successful crime writers nowadays, if their stories are compelling enough, also get optioned for film rights or TV shows. Avid Learning presents this workshop with Best-selling Crime Novelist Arjun Gaind. Learn thrilling techniques on how to craft a crime-based narrative that is sure to keep your readers in the grip of suspense. Crime thrillers or murder mysteries require intricate plotting, complexed characters and gripping premises and settings to keep your readers hooked and guessing till the very end.
Arjun will be joined later in the day by special guest speaker Writer and Filmmaker Karan Anshuman. Karan will expand upon how to navigate the world of film and television and give insights into how to facilitate your own story being brought to life –in all its gory and gripping detail- onscreen!
Join us for a compelling day that is sure to bring out your inner sleuth.
Workshop Highlights include:
- Plotting Techniques to be unpredictable yet engaging
- Complex character development
- Creation of Mood and Mise-en-scene
- How to write gripping openings
- How to research for accuracy: Historical and True Crime Scenarios
- Finding your own voice: stylistic nuances and techniques
- Learning to transcribe crime scenes from page to screen
Arjun Raj Gaind is the author of the bestselling historical mystery series, The Maharaja Mysteries, which are set against the picturesque backdrop of princely India during the heyday of the British Raj. The first two installments, A Very Pukka Murder (2016) and Death at the Durbar (2018), have been published to widespread critical acclaim. The third book in the cycle, The Missing Memsahib, is due for release early in 2019. He is also the creator and author of several comic books and graphic novels, including Empire of Blood, Project: Kalki, Reincarnation Man, The Mighty Yeti, Blade of the Warrior, and A Brief History of Death.
Karan Anshuman is a screenwriter and filmmaker based in Mumbai, India. He is the creator/director of the sports drama Inside Edge, India’s first Amazon Original, which went on to become a successful, award-winning show. His next series, a hinterland gangster drama, due winter 2018 is titled Mirzapur. He is also the director of the Bangistan, a mainstream satire film on faith. He is the co-founder of Dreamscape, a tech/design firm and of upperstall.com, a cinema portal that was rated as one of the top three film sites in the world by TIME magazine. An ex-film critic for Mumbai Mirror, he spends his time nerding out on film, trivia, science, and design. Kashmirnāmā - a high octane political thriller - is his debut novel.