Thursday evening classes
(once a week for five weeks)
6.30pm – 8.30pm
Thursday 18 Jul 2013
Villains, drama, tension and
suspense – all in your very own novel
You have an idea that you think could turn into a riveting novel
but you're not sure what to do with it.
Maybe you've already written the first chapter(s) or have an amazing premise that's just waiting to unfold.
You want to write a thriller that readers can't put down – and
that publishers love.
Thrillers dominate best-seller lists around the world. Just think of Michael Connelly, Dan Brown, Stieg Larsson, Harlan Coben or Michael Robotham, or movies like The Bourne Identity, The Matrix or The Shawshank Redemption.
Thrillers are not always end-of-the-world scenarios. They can be about very personal stories, such a woman trying to find her missing husband, only to find her life is in danger.
Learn the art of thriller writing
In this course, 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. You'll write a book readers won’t want to put down.
YES! Please send me an outline for this course
Here's what you'll learn
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
Rave reviews about
“No matter how well progressed you think you are with your writing, there is always something valuable to learn, and the thriller course really lays it all out for you in both a practical and inspiring way. My ideas really developed on this course.” - Kerry Rogerson
"Louisa was very good- enthusiastic, well presented and well organised."
- Marie Henderson
"Louisa is a very passionate and interesting presenter. I thought she handled the diversity of the group very well and she was well planned and prepared to share her personal story. I enjoyed her openness." - Lynne Abbott
Thriller author, L.A. Larkin, has been likened to Michael Crichton and John Grisham. Her latest novel, The Genesis Flaw, received glowing reviews and has been nominated for four crime writing awards. Her next thriller, Thirst, set on an isolated Antarctic station, will be released in 2012. She appeared in Australia’s leading current affairs program, Today Tonight, along with her hacker source, with whom she worked to create the mesmerising hacking scenes ... read more