So You Want to Be a Horror Writer?
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.
- 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.
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 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.
Sèphera is an award-winning author, actress, and tarot card reader.
She has given many workshops, been on panels at dozens of conventions, and has taught a few courses over the years about writing and tarot cards.
Sèphera has been a published author for over twenty years. She has written over twenty traditionally published novels, several self-published books, and dozens of short stories. As Ariana, she penned House Magic: The Good Witch's Guide to Bringing Grace to Your Space and Love Magic: The Good Witch's Guide to Healing Your Heart. She has been the Ontario Chapter President of the Horror Writers Association for twenty-two years.
Sèphera has been published by Leisure, Orion, Samhain Horror, Random House, Conari, Red Wheel, Riverdale Avenue Books, Ravenous Romance, Crossroads Books, Great Lakes Horror Company, Circlet Press, Scarlett Publishing, and more.
She has read tarot cards for over twenty years from coffee shops to Comicon to rock concerts to circuses. She has given presentations on using Tarot Cards as Writing Tools at Stokercon in Las Vegas and at Fan Expo in Toronto. She's even read the cards on radio, TV, and podcasts.
Sèphera has appeared in several movies, TV shows, and videos. Most notably, she plays "Ruby" in Slime City Massacre and "Madame Selene" in Killer Rack.
Sèphera holds an Honors BA as well as certificates in Tarot Reading, Reiki, and Touch for Health.
Sephera teaches Creative Writing at George Brown College in Toronto.