Making a monster: How to create a killer character

Making a monster
  • Level(s) of study: Short course
  • Study mode(s): Part-time (weekend)
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: 2 March 2019
  • Course duration: One Saturday

Frankenstein’s monster, Hannibal Lecter, Count Dracula... everyone knows their names and stories.

This short course will walk you through a mini history of the monster in horror writing, before you create your own monster legend.

This day is comprised of short lectures, group discussions and practical writing exercises.

The course is open to beginners as well as people with some writing experience looking for inspiration.

What will I gain?

You’ll leave this course with a short piece of creative horror writing that can be a great starting point for further development.

You’ll also have the knowledge of what to do with your text, and where best to get published.

Any questions?

Contact the short course team:

Email: creativeshortcourses@ntu.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2813

What you'll study

On this course you will:

  • define and understand what is meant by monster
  • examine previous monsters and the impact they’ve had on the genre and industry
  • understand the use of a monster from a marketing angle
  • create a monster with a back story
  • gain feedback on a short piece of your own.

How to apply

You can book your place via the NTU online store:

2 March 2019, Saturday 10 am - 4 pm

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

You can book your place via the NTU online store:

2 March 2019, Saturday 10 am - 4 pm

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418