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The Monster under the Bed: How to create monsters and characters in horror - Online

Creative Writing Online - Mx
  • Level(s) of study: Short course
  • Study mode(s): Distance learning
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: 10 December 2020
  • Course duration: Thursday 6 – 8 pm, one evening

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This two-hour 100% online workshop, delivered via Zoom, will help you establish the fundamentals of character development in horror writing


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

What will I gain?

By the end of the session you’ll have built confidence in your writing skills and have some new ideas to develop a monster or character and 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 over thirty fictional and nonfictional 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 workshop you will:

  • examine the attributes of the monster and characters in horror
  • take part in a dynamic group discussion on effective character development
  • consider how to make your character resonate with the audience
  • 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