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Crime Fiction Academy

Building Page-Turning Thrill Rides for Readers with Duane Swierczynski


3 Sessions via Zoom

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Thursday - Saturday 3:00 pm EST - 5:00 pm EST February 4 to February 6, 2021

In this course we’ll study the art of writing a breakneck, no-holds-barred, addictive crime fiction page-turner, including exercises on pitching, pacing, structure, editing, writing action scenes and crisp dialogue—all in the service of keeping a reader turning those pages even if his/her house is on fire.

Topics will include: 1. Developing your high-octane story germ, 2. Starting with a bang, 3. Building momentum through structure, and 4. Keeping those pages flying no matter what.

Level: Intermediate
Capacity: 20

This workshop will take place online via Zoom. Participants will receive instructions for access prior to the first session.


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    Duane Swierczynski

    Duane Swierczynski

    Duane Swierczynski is the two-time Edgar-nominated author of Revolver and Canary, among other novels. He’s also written over 250 comics for Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, IDW and Storm King, and has collaborated with James Patterson on several works, including a forthcoming Audible Original murder mystery. A native Philadelphian, he now lives in Los Angeles with his family.