Killer Instincts
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Class Dates: 
February 1 - 28
Allison Brennan

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Thrills & Chills

Three things combine to make a great suspense: character, conflict and pacing. In this workshop, I'll discuss heroes, anti-heroes, and villains; how conflict works and how it doesn't; what stakes really mean; and how to use pacing--both fast and slow--to create tension. I'll also talk about the romantic suspense triangle, the market for thrillers and romantic suspense, and how to find your unique voice. The class will consist of weekly "lectures" and extensive Q&A.

Instructor Bio: 

Allison Brennan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than 30 books and numerous short stories. She currently writes the Lucy Kincaid romantic thriller series and the Maxine Revere cold case mystery series. Her most recent release THE LOST GIRLS was out late 2016, and her next release is MAKE THEM PAY on sale March 7, 2017. She lives in Northern California with her husband, five kids, and assorted pets. For more info, visit her

Tread Lightly

Tread lightly...But know that while we are all working together here, the conversation can turn quickly to death, destruction and mayhem. And we are fine with that. We'll even abet you as you work to do the same, to become the best spinner of romantic mysteries and thrillers that you can be. So come on in, the water's blood.