How To Write Horror: A Beginner’s Guide To Scaring Readers

8 Classes

Time: 4-5:30pm (Sundays)

Dates: June 6, 13, 20, 27 | July 4, 11, 18 & 25

Location: Online (virtual)

Price: $65.00 (CAD)

Course Description: In “How To Write Horror: A Beginner’s Guide To Scaring Readers,” we explore what makes a story unsettling, unnerving, and—most importantly—good. We’ll look at ways to mine ideas, create compelling creatures, flesh out realistic characters, and how to put it all together. We will be approaching short horror by breaking it down into easily digestible steps and giving writers the tools necessary to bring their monstrous ideas to life. Upon completion of this course students will have a finished short story and a polished query letter, as well as a collection of story ideas for future use.

About the Instructor: Caitlin Marceau is an author and professional editor living and working in Montreal. She holds a B.A. in Creative Writing and is a member of the Horror Writers Association. If she’s not covered in ink or wading through stacks of paper, you can find her ranting about issues in pop culture or nerding out over a good book. For more visit

Suggested Materials:

  • Computer, laptop or tablet
  • Notebook + Pen or Pencil

Required Knowledge: None!