Making a Monster: How to Create a Killer Character - Nottingham Trent University

Making a Monster: How to Create a Killer Character - Nottingham Trent University
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Description

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

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

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

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.

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.

Level: Beginner

Entry requirement: No experience is required.

Here's what our previous attendees said:

'Charlotte is a brilliant tutor, really knows her stuff and is very encouraging. A very well balanced and well thought-out course' FL

'The different exercises helped me look at my work and characters differently, which has been incredibly helpful. It was really nice to have a full day to do this course, but still wish I could spend longer on it - just want more! AR

'I really enjoyed the writing tips and techniques, exercises, and critical acclamation of something I wrote. Everyone else in the group was helpful but mostly Charlotte gave me something to think about and answered my questions which was very helpful' LK

Tutor profile: Charlotte Baker has published a series of novellas as well as thirteen short stories and articles.

She has an MA in Horror and Transgression, has begun her PhD related to this genre, and teaches on film production degree course at the University of Derby.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

5 hours of quality tuition with an experienced tutor.

Certificate of attendance upon completion.

Maximum class size: 15

Contact

Creative Short Courses at Nottingham Trent University
50 Shakespeare Street
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
NG1 4FQ

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Hearing impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Spooky
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Vision impaired
  • Wheelchair users
Silver Badge
What does this mean?

This craft course provider has been awarded Silver status for receiving 5 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.

The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.

They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.


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