Introduction to Horror Writing with Claire Fitzpatrick
Elicit fear into your readers with effective horror writing.
“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.” – HP Lovecraft.
Whether you are a fan of horror literature or are just beginning your writing endeavours, this four-part introductory workshop will teach you the skills to understand how you can explore human fears through horror writing. Packed with knowledge of how to write a good horror story, by the end of the course, you will have a basic of idea of the type of horror you’d like to write, and how to turn your ideas into written work.
Through group discussions, and weekly homework exercises, you will gain fundamental knowledge in the key areas listed below:
-The basic tropes and qualities of horror fiction
-How to enhance your writing to instil fear into your reader
-How to incorporate horror within science fiction and fantasy
-How to master tension
-The importance of setting in horror fiction
-The importance of using personal experiences/feeling in horror fiction
-The importance of character development in horror fiction
-How to write for specific magazines.