National Crime Reading Month

First Fears Horror Online Summer School


Event Type:Workshop
Event Organiser:Alex Davis
Booking Link:https://firstfears2022.blogspot.com/p/tickets-and-pricing.html
Other Links: http://horrorsummerschool2022.blogspot.com
Ticket Price:Various pricing packages available


Join National Crime Reading Month Ambassador Rhiannon (Sarah) Ward for the First Fears Online Horror Writing Summer School in a dynamic workshop focusing on atmosphere and location.


Online Horror Writing Summer School

Guest Workshops Tues 14th June through to Tues 19th July, 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Feedback sessions Thurs 16th June through to Thurs 21st July, 6:30pm-8:30pm

FIRST FEARS serves up a feast of sessions for aspiring horror writers, with six guest workshops alongside optional feedback sessions, written feedback and one-to-ones.


Week One: Tim Major – Planning and Writing a Novel

Week Two: Rhiannon Ward – Atmosphere and Location: In this workshop, we’ll look at ways to create atmosphere, looking beyond well-worn cliches into the unsettling and unexpected. Using practical exercises, we’ll also consider the importance of setting and how focusing on the liminal will push your story into new territory.

Week Three: Georgina Bruce – Writing Horror Short Stories

Week Four: James Brogden – Writing Dark Fantasy

Week Five: Tracy Fahey – Writing Folk Horror Stories

Week Six: Simon Bestwick – Characterisation in Horror


All six guest workshops are included in the silver package for the weekend.

The gold package all six guest workshops plus the six Thursday night feedback sessions.

The gold plus package all workshops and feedback sessions plus feedback on up to 20k words of your fiction.

The platinum package includes all workshops and feedback session, feedback on 20k words of writing and two one-to-one sessions.


All feedback sessions, written feedback and one-to-ones will be provided by Creative Writing Lecturer, tutor and writer Alex Davis.

Silver package tickets – £65

Gold package tickets – £95

Gold plus package tickets – £125

Platinum package tickets – £155


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