How To Write Horror Fiction

23rd June 2021 7:00pm to 8:30pm, Online



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

This event is now sold out

Speaker profiles
Kirsty Logan

Kirsty Logan is the award-winning author of six books, most recently Things We Say in the Dark, a collection of feminist horror stories recently optioned for TV. She also wrote and presented a 10-part series for BBC Radio 4, A History of Ghosts. Her next publication is an original audio novel for Audible, an Arctic-set ghost story, The Sound at the End (due for release October 2021). 

Booking & payment

The workshop fee of £30 (incl. 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.

Event materials will be made available to attendees for a time-limited period after the event at the author's discretion.

Please note that payment instalment plans are available for all W&A events, writing courses and editing services. Contact W&A Admin on so that we can find a payment schedule that works for you.


Accessible to All

It’s of real importance to Writers & Artists that our events and courses remain accessible to all.

  • Writers & Artists has made up to five bursary places available for this event as part of our accessibility scheme. Please visit our bursaries page for further information about how to apply. All bursary applications must have been submitted for consideration by Sunday 13th June.
  • At the author’s discretion, event materials will be made available to attendees after the masterclass.
  • A link to a recording of the masterclass will be circulated after the event. This will be made available to event attendees only, and for a time-limited period.
  • This event will include written text and visuals. Please contact us in advance so that we can make arrangements to be sure all documents appear in a format that works for you.
  • If you’d like to attend but have any questions or concerns regarding accessibility, then please email



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