Zoom Online Writing Workshop with Margaret Murphy – Starting Points Workshop

£5 per person, per workshop ***Online event***

Suitable for ages 16+

Booking Required

**Please note this is an online event**

Author Margaret Murphy will be joining us to host two separate online writing workshops. The first workshop will explore dialogue and how it is more than an exchange of words and the second workshop look at starting points and how to unlock the magic in your writing.

Starting points workshop, 7-7.45pm

The second of Margaret’s online workshops will look at starting points and how to unlock the magic in your writing, exploring:

  • Point of view – how it informs the story and plot and determines style
  • Introducing characters – using a cameo and through action
  • Integrating research
  • Pitfalls to avoid

You can also find out about Margaret’s first online workshop – Zoom Online Writing workshop with Margaret Murphy – Dialogue Workshop.

Booking information

This event is hosted on Zoom.

You must book a ticket via EventBrite to be able to access this event. You will be sent all the the relevant information to access the session (including Zoom Meeting ID and password) through EventBrite at least 24 hours in advance.


About Margaret Murphy

Margaret Murphy has written 11 internationally acclaimed and bestselling psychological thrillers under her own name, and 5 forensic thrillers as Ashley Dyer and AD Garrett. She is a past Chair of the Crime Writers Association (CWA) and founder of Murder Squad. She has taught creative writing for the Open College of the Arts, was Visiting Professor at Liverpool JMU, and also an RLF Writing Fellow and Reading Round Lector. A Short Story Dagger, HRF Keating, and CWA Red Herring award winner, she has also been shortlisted for the ‘First Blood’ critics award and CWA Dagger in the Library.

Margaret is patron of Smithdown Litfest in Liverpool and co-founder of Perfect Crime UK, Liverpool’s first ever crime festival.

Twitter: @murphy_dyer

Facebook: @MargaretMurphyNovels

Instagram: @murphy_dyer

Website: www.margaret-murphy.co.uk


About WRITE Festival 2021 

This event is part of The Word’s WRITE Festival which is being held between 17-25 September 2021 across The Word, South Tyneside Libraries and online. Enjoy a programme of unmissable events, workshops and performances! Find out more by viewing our full WRITE Festival programme.


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