Instructor: Deryn Collier
Suspense is an important element of any great story – fiction or non-fiction, literary or genre, short story or novel. In this course we will learn to recognize those elements that build tension and keep your readers flipping pages. We will give your suspense-building muscles a workout that will help take your story to the next level.
Location: Oxygen Art Centre, 320 Vernon St
5 classes: Nov 6, 13, 20, 27 and Dec 4
6.30 – 8.30 pm Tuesdays
Course fee: $130 + HST
Deryn Collier grew up in Ottawa and Montreal and is a graduate of McGill University. After a very short career as a federal bureaucrat she ran away to the mountains of BC where she has been ever since. She has worked in a log yard, a brewery, as a doctor recruiter and a communications consultant.
Deryn’s first novel, Confined Space was shortlisted for an Arthur Ellis Award for best unpublished first crime novel by the Crime Writers of Canada. It will be published in Canada by Simon & Schuster in June 2012.
Deryn lives in Nelson, BC with her family and blogs about crime fiction and life in the mountains.