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Crime Writing

My Distance Learning College


Crime can pay! At least it does when you can write a good detective, mystery or crime story. Have you witnessed in recent years the overwhelming number of television shows, motion pictures and novels dealing in crime and the number of hungry fans devouring these stories the moment they are produced? This fast growing industry is both intriguing and rewarding for the author.

Throughout the course you will learn how to research police reports, forensic techniques, crime scenes and you will learn to think like a criminal. This course aims to take you from the spark of an idea through to being a published writer.

This course cover topics such as:

  • Introduction to Crime, Mystery & Suspense Writing
  • How to Research
  • Putting the Story Together
  • Characters, Plot & Dialog
  • Motives & Crime Scenes
  • Editing & Polishing Your Work
  • The Business of Getting Published


Crime Writing Diploma

Crime Writing Diploma issued by My Distance Learning College, entitling you to use the letters SAC Dip after your name.


After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

course quick facts
course code DED9116
cost $401.00
estimated time to
complete course
100 Hours
course materials
365 Days