Whether it's about dealing with metaphorical or literal monsters, the heart of horror stories lies in the sense of dreaded anticipation. How does one heighten this sense of dread with the mere use of words?
How to Write Horror is a crash course in the genre. You'll learn how to make horror vivid in the reader's imagination all throughout the process of conceptualization, planning, and execution. The course includes discussions on how fear works in different levels, how to develop the horror atmosphere, and how to keep your reader engaged.
Online class duration: 7 daysMinimum age for this workshop: 15 years old
Our course creator
How to Write Horror was created by Filipino writer, Dr. Joem Antonio, an eight-time winner of the Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards. He has a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from UP Diliman and teaches graduate students of the MA Humanities program at the University of Asia and the Pacific.
What you get with each writing course registration
Lectures and writing exercises that give you a step-by-step method for building stories.
Get feedback from a writing coach within the duration of your course.
Meet the requirements, receive a certificate.
Train to be a writer while experiencing the conditions that most writers work with: specific assignments, lots of reading, even more writing, flexible work hours, and a deadline.
Coursework in each of Storywriting School's online workshops is composed of text lectures and writing exercises, which you will have seven days to finish at your own pace. Our online courses follow the usual workflow of a writer: some reading, lots of writing, and a flexible schedule that ends in a deadline. Finish on time and you get a printable certificate of completion. If you want great value for money, training in the writer's lifestyle, or a workshop that's suited to your schedule and location, this modality is best for you.
Choose a scheduleTake any seven-day online writing course on your preferred schedule.
November 4-10, 2023 (Saturday-Friday), 12:00AM-11:59PM GMT/UTC+0:00*
November 18-24, 2023 (Saturday-Friday), 12:00AM-11:59PM GMT/UTC+0:00*
*If you are in the Philippines (GMT/UTC+8:00), your course officially starts at 8:00 AM.
Choose a coachYour fee depends on the coach you choose. Please click/tap on the coach's name to view his/her registration page.
Coach Joem Antonio - course creator, creative writer
Coach Esther Suson - professional editor and writing coach