On a Dark, Dark Night: Worldbuilding in Horror and Crime (Online) - Nottingham Trent University

On a Dark, Dark Night: Worldbuilding in Horror and Crime (Online) - Nottingham Trent University


Horror and crime are both genres which immerse readers into the world that has been created; sometimes from the ‘real world’ and other times from imagined worlds.

This two-hour online workshop will help you establish the fundamentals of creating effective worlds and settings in your creative writing.

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

During the course you will:

- understand how to develop your writing through atmosphere and tone
- discuss how to keep the readers gripped
- take part in a dynamic group discussion on effective horror writing
- consider how the location can help further the narrative and tension in your writing
- complete writing tasks from prompts
- gain feedback on your writing style.

What will I gain?

By the end of the session you will have built confidence in your creative writing skills to build an effective setting and have some new ideas to further pursue your horror or crime writing.

Level: Beginner / Intermediate

Entry requirement: No previous experience is necessary.

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 fictional and nonfictional publications.

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?

Two hours of quality tuition from an experienced tutor.


Creative Short Courses at Nottingham Trent University

This course is taught online

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Hearing impaired
  • Intermediate level
  • Limited mobility
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Vision impaired
  • Wheelchair users


2 hours (6:00pm to 8:00pm)

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Penny - - #32693

Our course tutor was extremely well versed in the subject and her enthusiasm was infectious. She also passed on great tips and advice for aspiring writers of the genre.

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