Writing A Thriller

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Learn how to plan, draft, and write a killer thriller!


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Learn how to keep your readers in suspense with best-selling author Sarah J. Naughton
Finish the course with a complete toolkit of thriller techniques and a master plan
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Plan, draft and write a killer thiller with advice from best-selling auhor Sarah J Naughton!


Delve into the dark and gritty world of thrillers with the guidance of a best-selling author in this fantastic add-on plotting course, packed full of tips and tricks from someone who really knows her stuff.

Maybe you have an idea for a thriller but aren’t sure where to start. Maybe you’ve already started writing but could do with a lil encouragement and pep along the way. Or maybe you’ve finished a draft and are busy tweaking and editing and in need of some extra guidance. Wherever you are in the process, there’ll be something in this course to help you out

Use the advice and exercises in this course to choreograph a series of plot twists, create a cracking outline, identify the fundamentals of the thriller genre, pick ‘n’ choose the best thrillery elements for your story, and discover the ins and outs of the publishing business.

All with the support and feedback from your fellow WHQers!

7 steps

  • Welcome to Writing a Thriller
  • Rabbits in Caves
  • Outlines
  • Three Fundamentals
  • Pick n Mix
  • The Way the Wind is Blowing
  • Let’s Do the Twist
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