In this foundation-setting introductory module, we’ll walk you through:
Planning can be a contentious issue for authors, which is why this second module probably isn’t what you think… Here, you’ll get a thorough understanding of:
Little is more important to the success of a horror story than the quality of its characters. In this module, you’ll undertake a complete exploration of:
Backed up with pre-made custom worksheets, this module will turn all of your character- and creature-building duties into a straightforward, resistance-free process.
No horror story is complete without a defined style – and while style can be a personal tool, specific to any given author, there are key concerns you should be aware of. In this module, you’ll discover:
In this module we take things closer… and lay bare the building blocks for a truly terrifying scene!
Whether you’re planning to write a story that’s 100% horror, or just looking to add a few isolated moments of shock and fear to your adventure, sci-fi, or fantasy tale, this is the module for you.
The nine crucial choices laid bare right here will make conjuring your future scary scenes as simple as 1-2-3 (4-5-6-7-8-9)…
Here’s a brief hint of something you’ll need to think about:
Are you frightened by what you’ve created?
Finally, no author’s toolbox is complete without a number of easily accessible utilities they can take into the action when and where the need arises.
In this last module, we round off with a series of tips and techniques that will add that final knockout punch to your prose – completing your transformation from a writer who struggled to frighten a skittish rodent, to an uncompromising architect of thrills, chills, and kills.
At last, you’ll be an author that horror fans know is guaranteed to deliver the sleepless nights they crave!
To get you started on the road to stardom, we’ve even included an expanded set of 66 exclusive writing prompts – so you can flex those macabre muscles right away.
Activities, Guests, and Hours of Content
6 modules of icy pure horror-focused writing (featuring video lessons, live classes, module assignments and peer review opportunity!)
Access to our weekly live Horror sessions with special guests from the Horror industry like publisher Geoff Brown!
Easy-to-follow, building block worksheets - including the Character Creator, Creature Creator, Scary Scene Planner, and more…
66 killer writing prompts to fire up your imagination, plus dissected scenes from popular and bestselling horror novels.
Connect with like-minded authors and discuss course content.
Enjoy complimentary access to AutoCrit! Our comprehensive planning, writing and editing platform that will help fine tune your terrifying tales!