Master the Art of Sumptuous and Chilling Gothic Fiction

Want to try your hand at writing a Gothic story? Or maybe you have a draft novel in another genre that needs more passion, atmosphere and thrills?

Step through the portal of the old mansion. Can you hear the hinges squeal? Duck under the cobwebs, and mind that trap door under your feet. Take a few steps along the dusty crimson carpet while we light a candle to show you the way...

Writing Gothic Fiction offers you a step-by-step journey through the key elements of crafting a delectable Gothic tale, including:

  • The tropes of Gothic fiction.
  • Building main characters and a supporting cast.
  • Driving passions and obsessions.
  • How to plot, start and end your story.
  • Using evocative description to convey mood and stir emotion.
  • Using deep POV for a stronger experience.
  • How to add a Gothic touch to just about any genre.
  • And lots, lots more.
  • This on-demand course features 28 chapters of video and text lessons, complete with recommended exercises you can use to bring your new skills to life on the page.

    Whether you're looking to master the foreboding atmosphere of Shirley Jackon, Mary Shelley or Bram Stoker, or want to conjure your own modern approach to the Gothic tale, Writing Gothic Fiction is the perfect choice.

    Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced

    Suitable for Writers of: Short Stories, Novellas, Novels

    Self-Paced Online Course:

    Writing Gothic Fiction



    Your Tutor:

    Rayne Hall is the author of the extensive Writer’s Craft guidebook series, plus fiction collections such as The Bride’s Curse: Bulgarian Gothic Ghost and Horror Stories. She is also the editor of multiple anthologies including Haunted: Ten Tales of Ghosts, Among the Headstones, and The Haunted Train.

    “Excellent quality, filled with recommendations, advice and content, as promised. There was a LOT more added into it than I was expecting to receive. What an eye opener this was for me!”

    –M. R. Hartman, Author

    –M. R. Hartman, Author

    How to Enjoy The Writing Gothic Fiction Course:

    Step 1

    This course is on-demand and entirely self-paced, so you can dig in immediately.

    One you've purchased the course, we'll email you instructions for accessing the AutoCrit Academy education platform, where your course will be ready and waiting.

    Step 2

    Enjoy 28 chapters of text and video lessons, guiding you from foundational principles to advanced techniques in Gothic fiction.

    Each chapter includes recommended exercises for you to undertake, so you can see your new skills come to life on the page.

    Step 3

    Your course admission includes a FREE 30 days of access to AutoCrit Pro – no strings attached.

    This powerful writing and editing platform offers you all the tools you need to craft and polish your stories, plus a private member community so you can chat, make connections, and get thoughtful feedback on your work.

    Your step-by-step guide to writing unforgettable Gothic fiction.

    Master the art of crafting sumptuous Gothic fiction that drips with atmosphere.

    Develop a cast of characters that meets the needs of a Gothic tale, while putting your own spin on expectations.

    Find the perfect beginning and ending to match the mood and tone of the story you wish to convey.

    Strengthen your descriptive skills to deliver vivid, evocative imagery and an enthralling reading experience.

    Discover how to add a Gothic flavor to just about any genre – not just horror.

    Self-Paced Online Course:

    Writing Gothic Fiction



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