Alma will help define what conflict is, describe the four different types of conflict and how to layer them in your novel and show you how to analyze your own writing. She will provide advice on how to create more suspense and tension that can be applied to all kinds of writing, not just mysteries and thrillers.

Alma Katsu portrait

Alma Katsu is author of The Hunger, a reimagining of the story of the Donner Party. The Hunger was on NPR’s list of 100 favorite horror stories, and named one of the best books of 2018 by Barnes & Noble, The Observer, and elsewhere. Her debut novel, The Taker, was one of Booklist’s Top Ten Debut Novels of 2011. She’s a graduate of the Johns Hopkins writing program and an alumna of the Squaw Valley Writers Conference. @almakatsu

Registration will open to the general public on October 1, 2019. Prior to that time, conference attendees are welcome to register.

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