Horror-able: Writing in a Genre that Should Scare You to Death

Presented by: Tim Hayes

Fairly straightforward. You should be terrified. Lean into that. Throw in some comedy, maybe some realms of magic, possibly even a slice of life kind of feel. Then tear it apart with as much viciousness as you can muster. In this workshop we’ll talk about genres, sure, but also the three ways to add elements of horror to a story and figure out the difference between what horror writing really is and how vast the genre has become. We’ll play a little scary game and there will be times you may pause to finish your writing exercise, or just because you’re too scared. But honestly, I’ll be presenting this terrifying genre in a relaxed and non-stress environment. Which will only make you more suspicious and soon your paranoia will get the better of you. But everything will be fine. You’ll see.

When WordSpring month begins April 1st, the video workshop can be found on this page.

Likewise, activities for this workshop in the form of downloadable PDFs will be available.

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