Thriller Writing Workshop

Instructor: Joshua Corin


How would you like to make a reader’s heart pulse, their lungs gasp, and their fingers keep turning page after page after page after page?

In our six-week workshop, we will examine what makes thriller novels tick.  By studying examples from some of the best novels and films in the genre, we will learn the necessary ingredients in crafting addictive and suspenseful fiction.  We will discuss how to build great protagonists and even greater antagonists. We will study how the perfect setting can tie everything together.  We will end our workshop by examining the current state of the genre and how to get your own finely tuned thriller novels into the hands of readers. 

Participants will:

  • Create three-dimensional characters and action-packed story outlines
  • Write scenes filled with rising tension
  • Know how and when to approach agents and editors

This workshop is open to writers of all levels. 

Class Limit is 12.


$ 350.00



Biography: Joshua Corin is the author of six acclaimed thrillers, including Nuclear Winter Wonderland, which Booklist named as one of the best books of 2008. For five years, he served as the awards chair for the International Thriller Writers; for eleven years he taught creative writing at Georgia State University’s Perimeter College. He also has written many comic books, most recently Spider-Man/Deadpool for Marvel.

Contact Information: info@decaturwritersstudio.com

Date(s): Tuesdays. April 9- May 14

Class time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Type of Class: 6 Week Class


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