What’s the secret to writing a story that grips readers? Tension. Finding ways to ratchet up the tension in your story will keep readers flipping pages because they simply have to know what comes next! As the author of four nail-biting suspense novels, Patchell shares some practical tips on how to increase the story tension and keep your readers enthralled.
Chris Patchell is the bestselling author of In the Dark and the Indie Reader Discovery Award winning novel Deadly Lies. A former tech worker turned full-time author, Chris Patchell pens gritty suspense novels set in the Pacific Northwest.
About the MeetingsThe Portland Chapter holds monthly meetings for writers in the Portland metropolitan area. Members from other chapters are always welcome as are writers new to Willamette Writers.
Unless otherwise stated…
Meeting TimeThe Portland Chapter meets on the first Tuesday of each month except for August when we head to the Willamette Writers Conference.
Meeting LocationMeetings are held at the historic Old Church in downtown Portland.
The Historic Old Church
1422 SW 11th Ave.
Portland, OR 97201
- 6:30-7:00 p.m., Meeting Setup, Signup, Fellowship and Refreshments
- 7:00-8:15 p.m., News and Announcements followed by the Program
- 8:15-8:30 p.m., Book signings, silent auctions, or other events in the back room