Writing A Thriller with J.P. Pomare

Everything you need to know about crafting unputdownable fiction

Join bestselling author J.P. Pomare in this unique writing course all about crafting an unputdownable fiction thriller.

Whether you want to write about a court case, a tense domestic environment or a rural crime, framing your story as a thriller will keep the narrative tight and readers turning the page. But thrillers still require the other elements of great fiction – complex characters, snappy dialogue and well-crafted prose – while writers must maintain their focus on plot and structure to keep readers engaged.

Through a series of writing exercises and insights into the genre, this workshop will teach you how to complete and redraft a thriller manuscript with an eye for publication. Using examples from bestsellers in the genre, we will take a forensic view of structural elements (including POV, setting, and narrative structure) as well as plot to examine how these elements work together to set up big twists and keep the reader hooked until the last page.

KYD Members receive a 10% discount on this course and all other KYD workshops. Become a member here, or contact [email protected] for more information.

Your Instructor

J.P. Pomare
J.P. Pomare

J.P. Pomare is a New Zealand-born, Melbourne-based bestselling author of the psychological suspense novels Call Me Evie and In the Clearing. He has also hosted the literary podcast, On Writing, for the past four years, interviewing Australian and international authors. His work has been published in journals including Meanjin, Kill Your Darlings, Takahe and Mascara Literary Review. His first novel, Call Me Evie, was critically acclaimed and won the Ngaio Marsh Award for Best First Novel.

Course Curriculum

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When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
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