New York Times best selling author to lead next WIWC session

  • Fri May 8th, 2015 11:18pm
  • Life

The Northwest Institute of Literary Arts will present “How to Write Thrillers” with New York Times bestselling author Robert Dugoni in the next installment in the Whidbey Island Writers Conference’s In-depth Sessions series.

In-depth Sessions are one-day, intensive courses which take place once a month.

“How to Write Thrillers” will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 16 at the NILA classroom in the Old Bayview School building. The class costs $210 for Whidbey Island Writers Conference members and $225 for non-members.

According to a recent news release, Dugoni will discuss how to create characters with whom readers can identify, how to create suspenseful plots, how to build tension, how to create suspense and how to become “your own best editor.”

Dugoni is the number one Amazon and New York Times bestselling author of eight novels. Library Journal, Suspense Magazine and Amazon all chose his latest novel, “My Sister’s Grave,” as the best book of 2014, according to the release.

Dugoni’s earlier novels include the David Sloane series and the stand-alone novel “Damage Control.”

His books have twice been recognized by the Los Angeles Times as a top-five thriller of the year, according to the release.

Dugoni’s book “Murder One” was a finalist for the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction.

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