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Keeping Your Readers On Edge

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12th July 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm


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Psychological thrillers are on the minds of more UK readers than ever before, with novels such as Gone Girl, The Girl On The Train and Before I Go To Sleep proving to be some of the most widely read titles of recent years. 

However, the ability to grip your audience from the outset and immerse them in a narrative layered with unexpected twists, intrigue and deceit, is quite a skill. How do you craft a manuscript that carries your reader from chapter to chapter and keeps people guessing until the very end? As a writer working on your manuscript, you might know what’s going to happen, but are you making the most of that twist? Could you ratchet up the tension that little bit more before unveiling your key plot point?

If you’re working on a psychological thriller or you’re looking to add tension and suspense to your novel, this one-off evening masterclass with Lucie Whitehouse will answer the above and more, and is an unmissable opportunity to learn from the best.

During this process-driven and practical two-hour session, Lucie will offer insight into her writing techniques, with hands-on exercises tailored to help hone your plot, create, build and maintain suspense, and utilise writing techniques (such as the unreliable narrator) to help you keep your readers on tenterhooks. We hope you can join us.

 Speaker Profile

Lucie Whitehouse was born in Gloucestershire in 1975, read Classics at Oxford University and now lives in Brooklyn, New York. She is the author of The House at Midnight, the TV Book Club pick The Bed I Made and Before We Met, which was a Richard & Judy Summer Book Club pick and an ITV3 Crime Thriller selection. Keep You Close is her fourth novel.

Event details

The event will be held at Bloomsbury Publishing, 50 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3DP. Doors will open at 6pm, with drinks provided upon arrival.

Drinks will start at 6pm and your workshop with Lucie begins at 6.30pm prompt, finishing at 8.30pm.


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