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‘Ice-pick-sharp, packed with intrigue, action and spine-chilling suspense. Devour will keep you gripped from the very first page’ Kathryn Fox

Want to write your own thriller?

July 18, 2012

Do you have an idea that you think could turn into a riveting novel but you’re not sure what to do with it?

Perhaps you’ve already written the first chapter(s) or have an amazing premise that’s just waiting to unfold?

Now is your chance to write your thriller!

In this 5 week, evening course at the Sydney Writers’ Centre, you will discover how to take your story idea and craft it into an engaging edge-of your-seat novel with characters that people will care about, and action scenes that don’t just dazzle, they make sense.

You’ll learn the important elements that make up a gripping thriller and will attract publishers:

  • the eight “must haves” of a good thriller
  • how to find the story you want to tell
  • story structure, and how to incorporate key turning points
  • character creation – attributes, motivations
  • how to craft the all important opening lines
  • the dos and don’ts of action scenes
  • building pace and suspense
  • what literary agents/publishers look for in a thriller
  • how to craft a satisfying climax

To find out more, or to book, please go to the Sydney Writers’ Centre website, or follow this link:

http://www.sydneywriterscentre.com.au/thrillerwriting.htm

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