What are you afraid of? Join acclaimed author Kirsty Logan for this evening workshop on the fundamental elements of writing horror fiction.
Through a combination of practical advice, discussion, and writing exercises, Kirsty will take you through the steps of how to write horror. You'll explore how to develop the seed of an unsettling idea, discover how much you can leave to the reader's imagination through plotting and writing techniques, and analyse what makes a good horror story for the 21st century. Moving beyond old-fashioned ghost stories and classic thrills and chills, you'll leave this workshop ready to embrace the eerie and carve out your very own terrifying tale.
There will be approx. 15 minutes reserved for Q&A at the end of the workshop. If you'd like to submit a question to Kirsty in advance, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Kirsty Logan is a professional daydreamer. Her first story collection, The Rental Heart & Other Fairytales, won the Scott Prize, the Polari First Book Prize, and the Saboteur Award. Her first novel, The Gracekeepers, won a Lambda Literary Award and was selected for the Radio 2 Book Club and the Waterstones Book Club. Her third book, A Portable Shelter, won the Gavin Wallace Fellowship and was published as a limited edition illustrated hardback which sold out on pre-order. Her latest book is Things We Say in the Dark, a collection of feminist horror stories recently optioned for TV. Her short fiction and poetry has been translated into Japanese and Spanish, adapted for stage, recorded for radio and podcasts, exhibited in galleries, and distributed from a vintage Wurlitzer cigarette machine. Kirsty has performed her work at festivals and events all over the world, including Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Malaysia, Spain, and all over the UK. As well as writing fiction, Kirsty also reviews books and works as a writing mentor. She is currently working on a new novel, a horror story set in the Arctic; a 10-episode series on ghosts for BBC Radio 4; and a musical collaboration. She lives in Glasgow.
The workshop fee of £30 (inc. VAT) is payable in full online.
This is a live online event which will be presented using video conferencing software. Joining instructions and full guidance will be provided by the W&A Team a week before the event start-date.
All materials used by the author in the workshop session will be available for us to share with attendees at the author's discretion.