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New for 2017 Writing the Thriller with Steve Shrott

Learn how to write one of the hottest genres!

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    New this year at SavvyAuthors!:
    • New!!
    Basic and Premium Members Prices:
    Premium Members $25 & Basic Members $35

    **Register by October 30 and save $5, use code THRILLERSHROTT at checkout!**
    $5 off Early Registration Coupon-expires 1 week before class starts:
    • Characters
    • Description/Setting
    • Editing
    • Dialog
    • Structure
    • Genre
    • Plotting
    • POV
    • Worldbuilding
    In this workshop, you’ll learn how to construct a thriller from beginning to end. Some of the topics covered are:
    • What is a thriller and why are they so popular?
    • The many different categories of thrillers
    • Secrets of creating commercial story ideas
    • Developing a ‘hot’ plot
    • How to start your story with a bang and keep up the momentum
    • Techniques that help us write high octane scenes and chapters that keep readers turning pages
    • Designing heroes that your readers care about as well as three dimensional villains
    • Crafting twists and reversals that no one sees coming
    • Strategies to keep the tension taut, and the suspense sizzling
    • Uncovering the techniques of top thriller writers

    So if you want to learn how to write one of the world’s most popular genres, then join me for the workshop, ‘Writing the Thriller.’
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Recent Reviews

  1. SueZenker
    An extremely well-organized, thorough, and useful class. I really enjoyed the brainstorming tips, which can be applied to any genre. We learned to work and rework our basic idea until it's unique and fulfills the expectations of the thriller genre. Lots of reference material was given, and examples from thrillers to study. Most of all, Steve gave very specific and elaborate feedback with specific examples of how to make our concepts, characters, and our actual writing better. And he made us write and work hard. What a great mentor he was! Thank you, Steve, and thank you, SavvyAuthors!
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      Author's Response
      Thanks for the wonderful review of the workshop, Susan. I really appreciate it!!

      Best wishes,