The horror novel is on one of its upswings, and America has a huge interest in vampires, zombies, paranormal activity, and Lovecraftian cosmic horror. Horror is both highbrow (Penguin Classic is re-issuing Thomas Ligotti’s collections) and low-brow (Tales from the Crypt has returned). This course provides aspiring horror writers with a broad understanding of the modern horror scene and its roots and helps you figure out how your vision and style fit into it. You discover what you’re good at, learn the pitfalls and obstacles you must avoid to create the well-paced novel that will sell, and acquire the skills and techniques you need to scare the pants off your readers. The course goal is to create an outline for your entire project, craft the perfect beginning for your horror novel, and receive expert advice about selling it.
Enrollment limited to 15. Internet access required.
This course is conducted through Canvas, a secure website that allows students to log in to access lectures, discussions, and other course materials on demand. There are no required class meetings. Each course is structured with weekly assignments and deadlines. Lectures and coursework are accessible throughout the week. Workshops are conducted in writing via discussion boards with your instructor and classmates.
No refunds after October 13, 2021
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.