Killer Instincts
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Class Dates: 
November 1 - 30
Colleen Thompson

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In this expanded, craft-oriented workshop, RITA-nominated author Colleen Thompson shares techniques authors of any genre can adapt to create a more involving, surprising, and engaging story. Included topics: laying down clues, developing red herrings, using MacGuffins, and misdirecting reader attention while “playing fair” with the reader.

Instructor Bio: 

A former teacher and prolific speaker on the craft of writing, Colleen Thompson is the author of 28 novels and novellas, including the fast-paced romantic thrillers she has written for Montlake, Harlequin, and Dorchester Publishing. Twice nominated for the RITA award, Colleen's books have appeared on the Waldenbooks, Barnes & Noble, Bookscan and Amazon bestseller lists.  Her latest release is The Off Season (Montlake, 09/16). Visit Colleen online at

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.