ITW’s Fifth Annual Online Thriller School starts April 2nd and runs through May 18th.

Seven weeks of instruction from seven bestselling authors, designed to bring your writing to the next level!

April 2nd to 6th – Storytelling: The Art and Craft of Story Steven James

April 9th to 13th – Plot: What’s Happening Here? Grant Blackwood

April 16th to 20th – Character: The People Who Drive the Story F. Paul Wilson

April 23rd to 27th – Point Of View: Whose Eyes Are You Looking Through? Hank Phillippi Ryan

April 30th to May 4th – Dialogue: It’s Not Like Real Conversation James Scott Bell

May 7th to 11th – Setting, Mood, Atmosphere: Bringing the Right “Feel” to Your Story Gayle Lynds

May 14th to 18th – Voice: What Does a Good Story “Sound” Like? D. P. Lyle

How it works:

In this seven-week program, beginning April 2nd, 2017, the craft of thriller writing will be front and center. Each instructor will teach an aspect of craft though a real-time, Facebook Live video available exclusively to the students who are registered for the Online Thriller School.

Students will have an opportunity to ask questions of each week’s instructor either during or immediately after the video presentation. The video will be available for the entire week in case some students are unable to make the live presentation on Monday. Any questions that aren’t answered on Monday of each week will be addressed on Thursday either through a follow-up Facebook Live video or in writing (instructor’s choice).

All videos and Q&A will be available throughout the entire course, and for approximately 6 months thereafter.

The goal is simple: To make each student a better writer.

Exact times will be determined in advance, and each student will receive the coming week’s schedule by Friday of the week prior. Expect most video presentations to be done between noon and 4pm Monday afternoon (Eastern). Each video presentation and Q&A will take approximately 2 hours.

Please note: Attendance is limited and registrations are taken on a first come, first served basis, so if you’re ready to take your writing to the next level: REGISTER TODAY!

If you have any questions regarding the class structure, registration, or anything else that we can help with, please do not hesitate to contact Christopher Graham, ITW’s Website Administrator at, use our contact form located HERE, or give Chris a call at 732-267-6449.