Supercharge Your Horror: How to Take Your Horror Fiction to the Next Level
Horror fiction is hotter than ever – in the traditional press, the small press, the indie scene, and of course with readers. How can you make your tales of terror stand out from the pack? By supercharging your horror!
Tim Waggoner has written over fifty novels of horror and dark fantasy, as well as seven collections of short stories. He’s a three-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award, as well as the author of the highly-acclaimed how-to-write-horror guide Writing in the Dark. In this live webinar, he’ll share with you the sinister and forbidden secrets of turning hum-drum horror into stories that will have your readers shrieking for more!
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:
- What lies at the core of the best horror stories
- The difference between dread, terror, horror, disgust, and shock – and how to use them
- The horror equivalent of the hero’s journey
- How to avoid clichés in horror
- How to make your horror personal
- How to build a better monster
- How to take new approaches to old horror archetypes
- How the psychical and psychological effects of fear impact your characters
- What, if any, limits there are in horror fiction
- How much – or how little – you should reveal in a horror story
- How to use the techniques of suspense to build horror
WHO WILL LOVE THIS ONDEMAND WEBINAR?
- Writers who are interested in writing horror for the first time
- Writers who have some publications under their belt and want to make their horror fiction even better
- Writers who want to write entertainment-focused horror
- Writers who want to write literary horror
- Writers of other genres who want to add horror techniques to their author’s toolkit
- Veteran horror writers looking to rekindle their enthusiasm for the genre
- Writers who want to learn how to make their horror fiction more competitive in the marketplace
Critically acclaimed author Tim Waggoner has published over fifty novels and seven collections of short stories. He writes original dark fantasy and horror, as well as media tie-ins, and his articles on writing have appeared in numerous publications. He’s a three-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award, has won the HWA’s Mentor of the Year Award, and been a finalist for the Shirley Jackson Award, the Scribe Award, and the Splatterpunk Award. In addition, his fiction has received numerous Honorable Mentions in volumes of Best Horror of the Year, and he’s had several stories selected for inclusion in volumes of Year’s Best Hardcore Horror. He’s also a full-time tenured professor who teaches creative writing and composition at Sinclair College in Dayton, Ohio.