Thriller Writing Master Class with Tracey Iceton

£20 per person

Suitable for ages 16+

The action, the danger, the thrill of the read; thrillers have long been some of the most popular novels but for authors new to the genre the task of writing a thriller can be nerve-wracking.

Join novelist and creative writing tutor Tracey Iceton as she uncovers the secrets of the thriller.  Drawing on her own creative practice and doctoral research in novel writing, Tracey leads writers new to thriller writing through the maze of plot, characters, structure and narrative perspective, revealing how to write a tension-packed, spine-tingling tale.

Writing activities allow participants to develop ideas while supportive, constructive feedback enables them to get started on their first thriller.

Beware you masters of the thriller, there’s new writing blood in town and we’re hot on your heels!

Book your place

This half day session is £20 per person. To book your place please contact Tracey directly via email:

About Tracey Iceton

Tracey Iceton is an author and creative writing tutor from Teesside.

Recently awarded her doctorate in creative writing from Northumbria University, she is a qualified English teacher with ten years experience in education and has delivered many creative writing courses and workshops.  She won the 2013 HISSAC short story prize for ‘Butterfly Wings’, was runner up in the 2013 and 2014 Cinnamon Press short story competitions with ‘Slag’ and ‘As the world (re)turns’ which appear in the  anthologies Journey Planner and Patria.  She also won the 2011 Writers Block NE Home Tomorrow Short Story Competition and has been shortlisted for the 2012 Bristol Short Story Competition with ‘Apple Shot’ and the 2015 Mslexia Women’s Short Story Competition for ‘Ask Not’.

Green Dawn at St Enda’s, her debut novel and part one of her Celtic Colours Trilogy, was published by Cinnamon Press in 2016.  Part two, Herself Along in Orange Rain, was the creative component of her creative writing PhD and will be published in Oct 2017 by Cinnamon Press with part three appearing in 2019 and plans for a fourth novel, Rock God Complex: The Mickey Hunter Story, to be released in 2020.

She regularly reads her work at literary events.  Her stories have appeared in; Prole, Litro, Neon, Tears in the Fence, The Momaya Annual Review, The Yellow Room and Writer’s Muse.  Her PhD research, entitled Troubles Women, is a practice-led project exploring the portrayal of female paramilitary protagonists in Troubles fiction.

For more information about her writing and research visit:

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