Mar 29 • 30M

Day 29: Building Tension & Dread in Thrillers with Erica Ferencik

The March March Writing Challenge

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Michelle Hoover
Join award-winning novelist and writing coach Michelle Hoover and special guests for your morning writing wake up call, starting with a 50-day writing challenge.
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How do you create the negative space necessary to keep the reader turning the pages? It has a lot to do with the magic combination of curiosity and concern. Erica Ferencik tells us more.

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Oprah chose Erica Ferencik’s The River at Night as a #1 Pick, calling the book “the page-turning novel you’ve been waiting for, a heart-pounding debut.” The New York Times Book Review called Into the Jungle, one woman's terrifying journey of survival in the Bolivian Amazon, one of the “Summer of 2019’s Best Thrillers.” Girl in Ice, published in March 2022 and set in Greenland, is a New York TimesOprah DailyLos Angeles Times, and Wall Street Journal’s editors’ pick. Her work has appeared in SalonThe Boston Globe, and National Public Radio.