How to Write Horror Short Story with Steve Shrott

Genre How to Write Horror Short Story with Steve Shrott

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  1. Characters
  2. Description/Setting
  3. Editing
  4. Dialogue
  5. Structure
  6. Genre
  7. Plotting
  8. POV
  9. Voice
  10. Worldbuilding
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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."
Start date
Feb 1, 2021 at 9:00 AM
End date
Feb 14, 2021 at 1:00 AM
Registration end date
Feb 3, 2021 at 1:00 AM
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Another great class taught by Steve Shrott! This is the fourth class of Steve's that I've taken, and I've signed up for his upcoming SciFi class as well. The lectures are substantive and the writing exercises are a terrific way to explore a genre you've never considered or improve your writing in a genre you want to master. Plus, the feedback is exemplary -- quite detailed and spot on.
Steve offered new perspectives on my work, which was greatly appreciated. The class also included a list of perspective places to submit to, which was unexpected.
Steve’s Horror class was packed with excellent information. I found him to be not only a fantastic instructor, but incredibly motivating, as well. He provides a truly impactful experience that I found to be rare with some of these classes. Personally, have only truly encountered, in a few. Steve takes actual time to provide guidance, and meticulous feedback on assignments. His class is not akin to a blog post or video you can find online, for free. It is not a class you receive rushed, or incomplete answers in feedback. Nor given a simple like, or emoji. Nor are you ever ignored. Quite the opposite. He is very thorough. He takes evident time in reviewing each, and every assignment posted. Any, and all questions that follow. Because of his considerate effort you become aware of your strengths, and weaknesses. You are enabled to learn from classmates through the attentive feedback he provides, them. The class experience is truly elevated. You come out knowing what you excel at, and what you need to improve upon. It makes a world of a difference. One, I honestly recommend along with a select few…that made a world of a difference for me. Truth is, I only ever give reviews when I feel it is deserved. I adored this class, and the instructor.
I loved this class on Horror short stories. It was just long enough to be interesting and short enough to be fun. Steve packed it full of great information and kept things light. His feedback was exceptional and helped make my ideas even better.