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Douglas Preston

Douglas Preston

Using Non-fiction Techniques to Write that Break-Out Thriller

Many of the greatest thriller novelists started out as journalists or non-fiction writers, and most of the huge breakout thrillers of the past thirty years were largely non-fiction in nature. The best thrillers are almost always characterized by detailed research, meticulous background information and true life experiences. In this class you will learn how to write that breakout thriller by using the non-fiction techniques of the masters, and in so doing enrich your own life through travel, adventure, and dramatic personal experiences.

Most of Douglas Prestons five nonfiction books and thirteen novels were bestsellers and have been translated into many languages. With his frequent collaborator, Lincoln Child, he has co-authored such bestselling thrillers as THE CABINET OF CURIOSITIES, THE ICE LIMIT, THUNDERHEAD, RIPTIDE, BRIMSTONE and RELIC. Their novel, THE BOOK OF THE DEAD, which came out in June 2006, was on the New York Times bestseller list for six weeks. Preston writes about archeology for the New Yorker magazine and he has been published in Smithsonian magazine, Harpers, and National Geographic. He is the recipient of numerous writing awards. He has created the character Wyman Ford, an ex-CIA agent who appears in many of his solo novels. Preston and his wife, Christine, have three children, Selene, Aletheia, and Isaac. They live on the coast of Maine.

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