How to Write a Horror Short Story with Steve Shrott

Genre-Horror How to Write a Horror Short Story with Steve Shrott

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Register by Feb 6th and save $5, use code HORRORSHROTT2023 at checkout!
  1. Characters
  2. Description/Setting
  3. Structure
  4. Genre
  5. GMC
  6. Plotting
  7. POV
  8. Shorts/Novella
$5 off Early Registration Coupon-expires 1 week before class starts
Class Length
2 Weeks
In this workshop, you'll learn how to write pulse-pounding horror short stories.

Some of the topics covered are:
  • Creating chilling story ideas that hook readers
  • Developing protagonists that people care about, and antagonists that give them the creeps
  • Cultivating an atmosphere of fear and anxiety
  • Making your story unique: Avoiding horror clichés
  • All about monsters, supernatural beings, weird objects, and other ingredients of modern horror stories
  • Building tension and suspense to keep readers glued to the page
  • Using unreliable narrators, red-herrings, and plot twists to enhance your tale
  • Tricks and techniques from top horror writers like Stephen King and R.L. Stein
  • Markets for your horror short stories
  • And much more!
Horror is a popular genre that is great fun to write. If you enjoy scaring your readers, then join me for my course, "Writing the Horror Short Story."
Class Format
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Start date
Feb 13, 2023 at 9:00 AM
End date
Feb 27, 2023 at 12:50 AM
Registration end date
Feb 16, 2023 at 12:50 AM
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