What You'll Get

    1. Live Class

About this course

  • $75.00
  • 1 lesson
  • Class Slides
  • Class Recording

Class Starts In:

May 5th, 2 PM-4 PM, Eastern Time

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When you're trying to figure out how to write a heist, this is a story where a team of people, each having a different role and individual part to play, accomplish something that they can only do by working together, and the story is moved by our interest in their interaction and how they achieve the goal. You have to balance an ensemble cast, elements of thrillers, and the need to deliver satisfying twists while also keeping the story moving forward.


  • Interest in writing fiction, but you do not need to have written anything or be published
  • You will also need to have a device to connect via Zoom 
  • You do not need a web camera but you do need a working microphone, the internet, and speakers or headphones

Grant Seat

In each of my short fiction classes, I offer one or more seats for a person of color of a marginalized gender or sexuality, funded in part by my Patreon supporters. For this class, I have one chair reserved. This includes, but is absolutely not limited to, women of color, trans or gay men of color, nonbinary people of color, and more. If you are uncertain whether you are eligible, don't self reject: fill out the application! 


Hugo-award winning author Mary Robinette Kowal

Mary Robinette Kowal is the author of The Spare Man,The Glamourist Histories series, Ghost Talkers, and the Lady Astronaut Universe. She is part of the award-winning podcast Writing Excuses and has received the Astounding Award for Best New Writer, four Hugo awards, the Nebula and Locus awards. Her stories appear in Asimov’s, Uncanny, and several Year’s Best anthologies. Mary Robinette, a professional puppeteer, also performs as a voice actor (SAG/AFTRA), recording fiction for authors including Seanan McGuire, Cory Doctorow, and John Scalzi. She lives in Nashville with her husband Rob and over a dozen manual typewriters. Visit maryrobinettekowal.com

Create Your Perfect Heist