Thriller Writing for Beginners - Short Course at NTU

Nottingham Trent University, 50 Shakespeare Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 4FQ
Close window

Call direct on:


Add Thriller Writing for Beginners - Short Course at NTU to your Itinerary

Thriller Writing for Beginners - Short Course at NTU


Nottingham Trent University
5 October - 9 November 2021
Tuesdays 6 – 8:30 pm, six weeks


If you have a spark for creative writing, maybe an idea or aspiration of creating your own enthralling thriller novel, this is your opportunity to learn from an established author with the aim of giving you the skills to turn your initial idea into a well-written, accomplished piece of work you can be proud of. The course will guide you through the development, planning and writing stages of crafting your novel. As well as developing your writing skills, you will also learn what you can do with your novel once you’ve finished.

On this course you will:
- Explore theories and strategies to develop an idea for a thriller
- Improve your creative writing skills
- Begin to approach a first draft, and understand the redrafting process
- Learn the importance of working with an editor
- Receive feedback
- Compare traditional and independent publishing (and learn how to go about both)
- Gain an overview of how you might make money as an author.

The course is open to beginners, no experience is required.

Tutor profile: Rick Wood was once an English and Drama teacher, but he found himself able to achieve his lifelong dream in July 2018 when he gave up teaching to become a full-time author, just two years after publishing his first book. To date, Rick has published twenty-four novels, mostly falling within the thriller and horror genres.

Book Tickets

Opening Times

Sorry, this event has passed

Map & Directions

Follow Us

What's Nearby

  1. Axed Nottingham

    Axed Nottingham are bringing next level urban axe throwing to the city centre!  Located…

    0.16 miles away
  2. Zero Latency

    FOR 20% DISCOUNT USE PROMO CODE - VISITNOTTS22. Team up to take down zombies or rogue…

    0.16 miles away
  3. Cave Escape

    Cave Escape is the newest addition to Nottingham's amazing escape room scene. Based…

    0.16 miles away
  1. Victoria Centre Clock

    The Victoria Centre clock has stood proud in the shopping centre since it was created…

    0.17 miles away
  2. Funstation

    Fun Station is a vibrant family entertainment centre at The Cornerhouse, full of…

    0.16 miles away
  3. Logiclock

    Logiclock is an entertaining puzzle-based live escape game, designed for small groups of…

    0.17 miles away
  4. The Lost City Adventure Golf

    Start your epic adventure at The Lost City Adventure Golf in The Cornerhouse!

    0.2 miles away
  5. Pieminister Escape Rooms

    Barber shop upstairs, pie shop downstairs. This all feels horribly familiar…


    0.28 miles away
  6. The Left Lion

    Beloved by locals as a famous ‘meeting place’, Nottingham’s Left Lion is one of two stone…

    0.3 miles away
  7. Old Market Square

    A focal point for residents and visitors, Old Market Square is where friends meet,…

    0.31 miles away
  8. Bromley House Library

    Bromley House Library, founded 1816, is a flourishing independent lending library…

    0.32 miles away
  9. Nottingham Council House

    It takes a building of some distinction to stand out in a city as rich in beautiful and…

    0.33 miles away
  10. Nottingham Cathedral

    Nottingham Cathedral (the Cathedral Church of St Barnabas) was designed and built under…

    0.33 miles away
  11. Brian Clough statue

    The Brian Clough statue stands proudly in Nottingham city centre just off Old Market…

    0.34 miles away
  12. Little John - the bell

    Listen to the chimes of Little John.

    0.34 miles away
  13. Nottingham Line of Light Art Installation

    ‘Line of Light’, created by artist Jo Fairfax, projects five-word poems by writers…

    0.34 miles away
Previous Next
Street Art

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Join Our Mailing List
Events | Top Attractions | Special Offers | Competitions
Please note that some events may be cancelled or postponed. Please check with individual event organisers for the latest updates.

In the meantime, follow What’s On Nottingham on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

or sign up to our newsletters for the latest updates from across the city and county.

No, thanks