So You Want to Be a Horror Writer?
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So You Want to Be a Horror Writer?

Tips and Tricks for Writing a Scary Story!
4.2 (41 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
196 students enrolled
Created by Sephera Giron
Last updated 1/2020
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This course includes
  • 5 hours on-demand video
  • 9 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Write a horror novel.
  • Understand the modern horror market place.
  • Take charge of your horror novel writing career.
  • Understand the elements of creating a compelling, scary story!
  • Learn the key to becoming a professional horror author.
Requirements
  • A love for horror stories.
  • Basic writing skills.
  • A way to capture a story such as computer, laptop, tablet, or pen and paper.
  • The desire to write a horror book.
  • A pack of index cards or a dedicated notebook or a computer writing program to store notes.
Description

Have you been thinking about breaking into the horror business but weren't sure where to begin?

The horror genre and its players is constantly changing and can be daunting but I'll help you get started on your path to success.

This course runs through the basics of building a horror writing career from picking a genre to writing the book and then getting the book into the hands of readers.

This course will help you take that next step from hobby writer to professional horror author.

Topics include What is Horror, How to Get an Agent, Should You Self-Publish? and more. Learn about the tropes and subgenres of horror through the ages and pick one that interests you. Determine which monsters you're going to put into your story! Discover your own voice for telling a scary story.

A combination of video lectures and worksheets will guide you on your journey towards writing and publishing a horror novel in today's modern market.

Who this course is for:
  • Writers.
  • Writers who want to learn more about the horror novel writing field.
  • Horror writers.
  • Horror fans who want to write a scary story.
  • Horror writers who want to take the next step to professional author.
Course content
Expand all 43 lectures 05:12:44
+ Elements of a Novel
6 lectures 46:29
Elements
03:05
Drafts
07:16
Heroes
09:37
Villains
11:03
Monsters
09:26
Setting and Atmosphere
06:02
+ Tropes and Subgenres
23 lectures 02:14:22
Bizarro
04:14
Comedy Horror
04:38
Cults
07:47
Deal with the Devil
04:34
Dolls
04:02
Erotic Horror
06:15
Fairy Tales
04:52
Frankenstein
07:01
Ghost Stories
07:38
Little Shop of Horrors
06:41
Ouija Boards
03:20
Phantom of the Opera
04:26
Possession
03:57
Psychopaths, Sociopaths, and Narcissistics
13:48
Rosemary's Baby
04:56
Serial Killers
09:37
Slashers
07:30
Splatterpunk
06:49
Vampires
07:43
Voodoo
02:41
Werewolves
03:25
Witches
04:28
Zombies
04:00
+ Publishing
1 lecture 14:50
Traditional vs Self-publishing
14:50
+ Writing Tools
2 lectures 15:28
Sprint Writing
07:11
Team Writing
08:17
+ Networking
5 lectures 01:08:20
Writers Groups
11:37
Writers Organizations
05:54
Market Reports
05:29
Agents
12:04
Marketing and Promotion
33:16
+ Conclusion
2 lectures 06:46
Are You a Horror Writer?
05:43
Bonus Lecture
01:03