Claire McGowan

Crime, Fiction Development

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Claire McGowan is a writer of crime and literary fiction, and has also published women's fiction as Eva Woods. She was born in Northern Ireland and now lives in London.

Claire's first novel, The Fall, was published in 2012 and has been followed by several bestsellers, radio plays and screenplays. Claire also ran the UK’s first MA in crime writing for five years, and regularly teaches creative writing. She has seen almost twenty former students go on to be successfully published.

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Crime, Novel Writing

Writing Crime

Take your writing to the next level, and develop both the technical skill and the narrative momentum to really get stuck into your crime novel.



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12 weeks


Claire McGowan

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Monday 15 Jul 2024

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Articles by Claire McGowan

Plotting the Perfect Crime: Top Tips for Writing Your Crime Novel

Claire McGowan, author of The Fall and tutor on Faber Academy's Writing Crime course, gives her top tips for writing a crime novel.

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