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.

Minimum age for this workshop: 15 years oldOnline class duration: 7 days

Our teacher

How to Write Horror is taught 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.


You'll find our course schedule below. Can't make it to any? Fear not! We could notify you about new schedules or you could schedule your own.

Online Courses

We conduct our online classes using Google Classroom, Drive, and other Google services, which students may access through a personal Google Account. All coursework (text lectures and writing exercises) are available at the start of class and are meant to be accomplished at the student's own pace within the class duration. The class includes a recorded Q&A with Dr. Joem and an optional call with a personal writing coach. Those who submit all required writing exercises by the deadline will receive a digital certificate. Students aged 8-12 are required to have a parent or guardian to assist going through coursework. More info >>

April 16-22, 2022 (Saturday-Friday)
12:00AM-11:59PM UTC
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Course fee: US$69.99 / €59.99 / PH₱3,500
(Only US$49.99 / €42.99 / PH₱2,500 if paid on or before Apr. 15 UTC)*

*Minors, full-time students, employed or licensed teachers, homeschooling parents, persons with disabilities, and senior citizens are automatically given a 20% scholarship after presenting documents as proof.