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

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

About the Course

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.

On this workshop you’ll look at how to most effectively create believable, complex and memorable characters for fictional horror writing.

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.

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.

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.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Two hours of expert tuition from an experienced tutor.

Certificate of attendance upon completion.

Indicative maximum class size: 12


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Suitable for

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

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1 evening (6:00pm to 8:00pm)

Next available date

10th December 2020

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