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Writing Great Horror Stories

26 October @ 15:00 - 17:00


Strike fear in the heart of your reader’s this October at our Writing Great Horror Stories workshop with creative writing tutor, Alex Davis

If you want to learn how to write fearsome fiction and spine-tingling tales, then look no further. This session will explore all of the elements that make up a great horror story, including how to build atmosphere, pacing, the best ways to employ archetypes and what truly scares a reader.

At Alex’s session you will:

  • Establish an understanding of horror fiction and what it entails
  • Develop a strong concept of how to build a suitable atmosphere in horror fiction
  • Explore how pacing and build are crucial to great horror tales
  • Understand how to tap into key human fears to truly terrify a reading audience.

About Alex Davis

Alex Davis is an author of horror and science-fiction, as well as a tutor and lecturer with fifteen years of experience. He has had a range of horror short stories and poetry published, and is a regular horror movie reviewer. He’s also the creator and organisers of Derby’s popular Edge-Lit genre fiction event, which enters its 9th year in 2020.

Alex Davis

Book your place

The price of this workshop is £13 for NWS members and £19 general admission. Book your place below, or to find out about joining NWS, head to our membership page.

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26 October
15:00 - 17:00
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Nottingham Writers’ Studio
25 Hockley
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 1FH United Kingdom
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