Supercharge Your Writing

Take your Writing from Good to Great

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We talk a lot about book marketing these days--how to sell more books, how to use social media, how to build a mailing list. All those things are important. I even have some courses on them. But sometimes, in the quest for more sales, we forget to focus on the most important thing of all--becoming better writers. 

I'm looking for a few good crime writers to go on a journey with me. Good writers who want to be great ones, or dedicated beginners looking to sharpen and deepen their understanding of the writing craft. 

If this sounds like you, I'd love to have you on board. 

We'll get to know each other in the Discussion forum, share our writing goals and the areas in which we'd like to improve, and start reading the books we'll be using in the coming year.

Then, starting on January 2, 2018, we'll deconstruct top contemporary crime novels to learn story structure, dialogue, exposition, subtext, and more. Most important, we'll learn strategies we can apply to any book we read in the future. Imagine being mentored and taught the craft of writing by your favorite authors. This course is the  next best thing.

Want to come along?

Course Curriculum

January: The Poet - Michael Connelly

February: Winter and Night - S.J. Rozan

March: Mystic River - Dennis Lehane

April: Wire in the Blood - Val McDermid

May: Red Dragon - Thomas Harris

June: One for the Money - Janet Evanovitch

July: Iron Lake - William Kent Krueger

August: The Good Daughter - Karin Slaughter

September: The Last Detective - Robert Crais

October: One Corpse Too Many - Ellis Peters

November: In the Blood - Lisa Unger

December: The Good Byline - Jill Orr

If you have any questions about the course, please send me an email at

Jaden Terrell
Jaden Terrell

About the instructor

Jaden Terrell is a Shamus Award finalist and the author of the internationally published, Nashville-based Jared McKean private detective mysteries. She writes a series of author interviews for the International Thriller Writers' The Big Thrill online Magazine and is also a contributor to the Killer Nashville Noir anthology and to Now Write! Mysteries, a collection of writing exercises published by Tarcher/Penguin for writers of crime fiction. 

Terrell is a recipient of several awards for service to the crime writing community, including the 2017 Killer Nashville Builder Award and two awards for service to the Southeast Chapter of Mystery Writers of America (SEMWA): the 2009 Magnolia Award and the 2017 Silver Quill Award. 

A former special education teacher with thirty years of experience as a teacher and trainer, Terrell is a writing coach and consultant who also teaches workshops on the craft and business of writing fiction. Contact her at:

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