Writing the Thriller for Submission and Publication

How to Write, Create, and Sell Your Own Fiction Bestseller | taught by Rob Parnell

Course description

Topic: WRITING GENRE THRILLERS

Level: Beginner

Duration: 4 hours approx

Delivery: Text, PDF

Certificated: Yes

It’s Rob Parnell - author of over 30 number one bestsellers - here with something that I’m sure will thrill you!

When it comes to the mainstream bestseller lists, one particular genre stands tall. So much so, it’s probably seen as the most ‘respectable’. It is, of course, the thriller.

Not only do thrillers make authors and their publishers very rich, they also make the most money in terms of film and TV rights, generating vast revenues worldwide. Thrillers are also in hot demand for translation, serial and resell rights. Authoring a series of thrillers can literally catapult your career and your earning potential to the stars!

Just look at the success of Dan Brown, Matthew Reilly, John Grisham, Jeffrey Deaver, Lee Child, James Patterson, Patricia Cornwell, Kathy Reichs, Richard North Patterson, Jonathan Kellerman, Michael Crichton, Sue Grafton, Sara Peretsky - the list goes on and on - all of whom make a very respectable living crafting taut, psychological suspense fiction.

Wouldn’t you like to emulate the success of these authors? Sure you would. Now you can.

This new and fully updated resource takes you through the critical basics of writing modern thrillers for publication.

From creating classic heroes and heroines, unforgettable villains, through research and plotting story, handling action, and building suspense into great denouements, to style, tone, credibility, etc, etc – in fact everything you might need to start a career in this exciting arena of commercial storytelling.

Here are the contents:

Introduction: The Thriller: Form and Function. An analysis of the genre, its history and place in our culture, including a comprehensive overview of sub-genres.

Lesson One: Imagining Classic Characters, your key to success. We explore how to create and develop believable personalities that will stand the test of time.

Lesson Two: Effective Research including easy, no cost ways to give your fiction total veracity – from info and advice on police procedure, to medical trauma and law.

Lesson Three: Backward Plotting – the secret to stretching the fictional envelope, and keeping those twists turning ever tighter.

Lesson Four: Sex, Guns and Vitriol. How a stirring mix of ingredients can mark you out as a writer of originality and panache.

Lesson Five: Outwitting the Foe: How set-up and preparation are essential to convincing resolutions, plus how to use false clues and secondary characters to intriguing effect.

Lesson Six: Serialization. How to make your bestsellers run and run. Little known tactics for ensuring readers (and publishers!) clamor to buy your next book.

All this plus lots of useful exercises and writing advice that will build your raw ideas into a credible and compelling story in no time at all!. By absorbing this information, you will be able to create a complete template for a stunning piece of novel length fiction and gain a solid grounding in the requirements of this genre.

After payment through our completely secure server, you will be taken to the Academy dashboard where you can take the course at your leisure, or, if you want, download the entire course contents instantly.

Rob Parnell
Your Personal Instructor

Rob Parnell
Rob Parnell
Your Personal Instructor

Rob Parnell is the owner of The Easy Way to Write, established in 2002, a website dedicated to helping writers earn money from their passion. He is also the proud founder of The Writing Academy.

Rob has been teaching online since 2002. Since that time he has published over thirty number one bestselling books on genre fiction writing, freelance writing, motivation, productivity and getting rich and healthy. When it comes to making a living from writing, he is man who knows what he's talking about! You'll enjoy his down to earth style and the sense Rob somehow knows you like a friend!

Rob has been writing since he was five years old. He writes every day without fail - it's like a compulsion - and he still hasn't run out of things to say...

His preferred genre is the thriller - sometimes with a supernatural edge - in which he writes short stories, graphic novels, screenplays, and adult thrillers. Also a musician and composer, singer, media producer and budding movie maker, Rob is ecstatically happy to be married to Robyn Opie Parnell, his savior and the popular bestselling children's author.

They live in their new home beside the Flinders Ranges - away from it all - with their beloved pets, Wally the dog and Jessie the cat.

rob@rnrbooksfilmmusic.com.au

Reviews (2)

Methodical approach

by James O'Brien
The blueprint for writing your novel is in this course. Well structured and helpful.

Easy way to get one of these thrillers written

by cheryl taylor
I enjoyed this course immensely. It explained to me a way of not stressing out too much and also showed me where I had gone wrong in a lot of places with my writing before. I have never bothered to put together a script before writing, so my stories either fizzled out or were not brilliant when I had finished, hence none of them have ever been published. Many thanks, Rob! I will be returning to it when I need to.

Methodical approach

by James O'Brien
The blueprint for writing your novel is in this course. Well structured and helpful.

Easy way to get one of these thrillers written

by cheryl taylor
I enjoyed this course immensely. It explained to me a way of not stressing out too much and also showed me where I had gone wrong in a lot of places with my writing before. I have never bothered to put together a script before writing, so my stories either fizzled out or were not brilliant when I had finished, hence none of them have ever been published. Many thanks, Rob! I will be returning to it when I need to.