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Dan Brown Teaches Writing Thrillers

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Teaches Writing Thrillers

Packed with secret symbols and high-stakes suspense, Dan Brown’s thrillers have sold more than 250 million copies and include one of the world’s best-selling novels, The Da Vinci Code. In his writing class, Dan unveils his step-by-step process for turning ideas into gripping narratives. Learn his methods for researching like a pro, crafting characters, and sustaining suspense all the way to a dramatic surprise ending.


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1. Introduction
2. The Anatomy of a Thriller
3. Finding the Idea
4. Choosing Locations
5. Creating Heroes and Villains
6. Universal Character Tools
7. Character Case Study: The Da Vinci Code
8. Research, Part 1
9. Research, Part 2
10. Building a Story From the Ground Up
11. Creating Suspense, Part 1
12. Creating Suspense, Part 2
13. Writing Chapters and Scenes
14. Selecting and Utilizing Point of View
15. Exposition and Dialogue
16. Editing and Rewriting
17. Protecting Your Process
18. Life As A Writer
19. The Secret of Secrets

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Dan Brown

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