August 27: Write a Thriller Novel Using Craft Tips from the Pros

About our Speaker:

Dr. Amy Rogers, MD, PhD, is a Harvard-educated scientist, novelist, journalist and educator. She has published three science-themed thriller novels in the style of Michael Crichton, and a nonfiction compilation of local science journalism she wrote for INSIDE Magazine. Formerly a microbiology professor, she blogged extensively about coronavirus before and during the pandemic. She is a full member of International Thriller Writers and a long-time participant in the NorCal writing community. Learn more at

About this Session:

Genre fiction readers have certain expectations about the books they invest in. Well-written thriller novels share craft features that allow the author to deliver what the reader wants. Learn some of the craft to make your thriller or other novel succeed.

  • ·Learn the rules before you break the rules

  • ·Consider the absolute importance of point of view

  • ·Learn the 3-part formula for what makes a story

  • ·Discover the three bad openings that pop up again and again

  • ·Kayak or inner tube: what kind of characters do you write?


Virtual ZOOM

The recording will be available for 30 days after.


11:00 a.m. ET