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Introduction to Writing Horror Fiction: The Devil's in the Detail - Online (evening)

Creative Writing Online - Mx
  • Level(s) of study: Short course
  • Study mode(s): Distance learning
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: 8 December 2020
  • Course duration: Tuesday 6 - 8 pm, one evening

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This two-hour 100% online workshop delivered on Zoom will help you establish the fundamentals of writing horror fiction.

It’s aimed at anyone interested in creative writing for the horror genre, whether you have done any previous writing before or are a complete beginner.


You will examine the key tropes of horror fiction, from zombies and vampires to the ‘final girl’ and look at the importance of creating your own unique selling point to your writing.

What will I gain?

By the end of the session you will have built confidence in your writing skills and have some new ideas to further pursue your horror writing.

Tutor Profile: Charlotte Baker is an author and an associate lecturer and PhD student at the University of Derby.

She has an interest in horror, identification, true crime and fandom.

Charlotte has over thirty fiction and non-fiction publications.

Indicative maximum class size: 12

Any questions?

Contact the short course team:

Email: creativeshortcourses@ntu.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2813

What you'll study

During the course you will:

  • understand how to develop your writing through atmosphere and emotion
  • take part in a dynamic group discussion on effective horror writing
  • complete writing tasks from prompts
  • gain feedback on your writing style.

Entry requirements

Level: Beginner / Intermediate

Entry requirement: No previous experience is necessary.

Level: Beginner / Intermediate

Entry requirement: No previous experience is necessary.

Fees and funding

The fee for this course is £14.

Payment is due at the time of booking.

The fee for this course is £14.

Payment is due at the time of booking.

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418