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The King of Horror: What we can learn from Stephen King - Online

Creative Writing Online - Mx
  • Level(s) of study: Short course
  • Study mode(s): Short course
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: 18 January 2021
  • Course duration: Monday 6 pm - 8 pm, one evening


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This two-hour 100% online workshop will help you to examine some of Stephen King’s works (both fiction and non-fiction) and begin to thread through some of the key lessons his work teaches writers about horror.

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


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 writing.

Tutor profile: C J R 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 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 course you will:

  • examine King’s use of settings, character building, atmosphere, themes and language
  • take part in a dynamic group discussion on writing
  • complete writing tasks from prompts
  • gain feedback on your writing style.

Entry requirements

Level: Beginner / Intermediate

Entry requirement: No experience is required.

Level: Beginner / Intermediate

Entry requirement: No experience is required.

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