Horror Writer’s Workshop

Are you a horror writer? Do you want to take your stories to the next level? Join us!

You’ll learn:

  • How to hook readers with a compelling beginning
  • Creating the right atmosphere and tone for your story
  • Finding unique twists on old ideas
  • The most common mistakes I see in short stories and screenplays
  • What will result in an automatic rejection of your story
  • Creating tension
  • Pacing to maximize frights and keep the reader engaged
  • How to craft a happy, horror ending….and not-so-happy endings
  • New avenues for storytelling & how to build your platform

Each student will have access to:

  • Live and recorded discussions and lectures
  • Critiques from fellow students and the instructor (ahem…that’s me)
  • Exclusive writing prompts and exercises designed to destroy your fear of the blank page
  • A one-on-one Q&A session with the instructor

Our first workshop will launch on December 1, 2019 and will be offered at a reduced rate of $69 (go ahead, let you inner 12-year-old have a laugh!). Each workshop session will have 10 weeks of total instruction and workshopping. There will be a break for the Christmas/New Year/Hanukah/etc holidays, so this first session will end February 22, 2019.

Note: The price of the workshop will go up for the next session in 2019 to $99, so sign up ASAP to lock in this introductory rate.

How to Sign Up

  1. Go to PayPal to submit your $69 payment.
  2. I will send an email to your PayPal address (or other email if you provide a different one in the transaction notes) with a questionnaire to help me learn exactly what you hope to take away from this workshop. The email will also contain instructions for sharing and submitting work.
  3. Respond with the questionnaire by November 30, 2018.

Want to help a writer in need?

If you want to provide a scholarship for a writer, go to PayPal and submit a $69 payment. Please note that you do not wish to take the class, but are instead providing a scholarship. I will advertise your scholarship online and select an applicant based on any criteria you specify (within reason). For example, if you would like to fund a queer writer, just make a note of such and I’ll ensure that a queer writer will be able to attend the workshop thanks to your generosity.