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Hosted by:
Gareth Jones

Horror specialist and creative consultant with over a decade of experience in publishing, film, and games, Gareth is one of AutoCrit’s resident story coaches.

Craft Your Own Iconic Slasher Villain... Live!

Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers, Freddy Krueger... all have distinctive characteristics that make them unforgettable in the realm of horror.

Join us for this two-part online writing workshop as we explore the world of the slasher villain, featuring study of popular and cult favorites, while you piece together inspiration to create your own memorable icon.

Along the way, we'll look at:

The Anatomy of a Villain: Explore the psychology and traits that make legendary villains unforgettable.

Creating Compelling Conflicts: Craft conflicts that drive the narrative and resonate with your readers.

Unique Characteristics: From the mask to the weapon and beyond, build a combination of specific characteristics that will make your villain stand out among the crowd.

Crafting Iconic Kills: Bring it all together for the moments slasher fans crave!

Bring your brain and your notepad, because you'll be putting both into action as we work our way through crafting a memorable slice of horror.

For Fiction Writers

Iconic Killer Characters

-Mon, Feb 5th  @ 6:00 PM EST
AND
– Thurs, Feb 8th @ 6:00 PM EST.

$99

$79

“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

An easy step-by-step guide to crafting a memorable slasher.

How to mix and match elements of characters to make your own unique blend.

Explore motivation to create killers whose unique styles leap off the page and support the plot.

Develop distinctive characteristics that will unsettle and entertain audiences, both on the page and on the screen.

Take cues from popular and cult favorites in horror and learn what makes them so appealing.

Discover how to balance power with vulnerability in even the most extreme of villain designs, so your heroes can shine just as much as the killer.

iconic killer characters workshop pic

For Fiction Writers

Iconic Killer Characters

-Mon, Feb 5th  @ 6:00 PM EST
AND
– Thurs, Feb 8th @ 6:00 PM EST.

$99

$79

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