Five Things Every Horror Author Needs to Know

Five Things Every Horror Author Needs to Know

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You'll Love This Online Tutorial If:

  • You are interested in writing horror stories
  • You are a published horror author
  • You want to know what five things horror writers need to know!

Veteran editor and best-selling author Philip Athans provides tips, tricks, and warnings for horror authors. From how to avoid the traps of cliches like the "Needy Ghost" or the "Scooby-do Ending" to the not-so-subtle difference between horror and terror, this is the sort of stuff they don't teach you in English class: how to scare the pants off someone!

This 32-minute tutorial provides hands-on advice for crafting scary, convincing, edge-of-your-seat horror fiction.

About Philip Athans:

Philip Athans is the founding partner of Athans & Associates Creative Consulting, and the New York Times best-selling author of Annihilation and ten other fantasy and horror books, including The Guide to Writing Fantasy & Science Fiction. Born in Rochester, New York he grew up in suburban Chicago, where he published the literary magazine Alternative Fiction & Poetry. He currently makes his home in the foothills of the Washington Cascades, east of Seattle. He's active on his blog, Fantasy Author's Handbook, and on Twitter @PhilAthans.

In This Online Tutorial You'll Learn About:

  • Realism & Plausibility
  • Cliche vs. Archetype
  • Monsters
  • Pacing
  • Horror vs. Terror

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