The Horror, The Horror VII: Writing Horror Fiction with Substance

This four-week workshop will teach you to dig down on the mechanics of horror writing—from weird fiction to POV to setting to editing your stories to a fine point...

Your Instructor: Lynda E. Rucker, Angela Slatter, S.P. Miskowski, Michael Cisco

Where: Online — Available everywhere!

When: July 9, 2018 - August 6, 2018

Enrollment: 15 students

Price: $425

Class Description

There’s more to horror fiction than shock and revulsion.

Over the space of four weeks, a quartet of today’s leading horror experts will take you through the elements that go into constructing a better horror story, from introductiong weird elements, to better understanding POV, to finding your best setting, and finally, teaching you to edit your work to a fine point. 

And by the end, you’ll have a better appreciation of the tremendous possibilities horror fiction continues to offer the ambitious writer.

Over the course of your four weeks in this class, you will get:

  • Original lectures written by each instructor specifically for this course
  • The opportunity to study with four of today’s leading horror writers
  • Instructor and peer critique within a supportive environment
  • Writing assignments designed to help you to develop your ability to create dynamic horror stories
  • Insightful commentary from all four instructors to help you to develop your writing more fully

What This Class Covers

WEEK 1: Michael Cisco

Weird Fiction: How to write something genuinely strange...

WEEK 2: S.P. Miskowski

Who Are You?: Point of view in fiction writing...

WEEK 3: Lynda E. Rucker

From Perdido to Derry, Brichester and Beyond: Setting in horror fiction...

WEEK 4: Angela Slatter

Editing & Auditing for Writers: Keeping it short...

Goals Of This Class

  • Get the opportunity to study with four of today’s leading horror writers.
  • Get feedback on your work in a collaborative environment.
  • Get insightful commentary from all four instructors to help you to develop your writing more fully.
  • Learn how to unsettle your reader using defamiliarization and other tools.
  • Learn how to flesh out your villains.
  • Learn how to use setting to create atmosphere.
  • Learn how to write dialogue that creates narrative.
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