HORROR ONLINE CLASS
Now You Can Write A Breakthrough Horror Script.
Horror is a perennial favorite with audiences, and with our Horror Online Class you can write a horror story that’s NOT like everyone else’s.
The Horror story can be very predictable. Monster chases, hero flees. But your job is to get inside the form so you can do something different that blows people away. The most popular horror stories take the audience into the realm of what is truly horrifying in everyday life.
This online class takes you step-by-step through the storytelling process, from one-line idea to final script, so that you can write an excellent work of fiction. In each of the lessons, you will first study the material and then complete the appropriate writing exercise.
Send your written responses to the exercises to firstname.lastname@example.org for comprehensive feedback. Then proceed to the next lesson. John Truby has designed the lessons in the order that will produce your best work in the shortest amount of time. However, you are free to take the lessons in any order you wish.
The Horror Lessons:
Lesson 1 – Learn the inherent problems for writing a horror story and explore ways of developing your horror premise to avoid these problems.
Lesson 2 – Detail the society of your story.
Lesson 3 – Define the hero of your horror story. State his/her need and desire. What is the horrible thing – the taboo – that your hero is hiding from himself?
Lesson 4 – Determine the hero’s great fear and personify it in the form of the monster. State the need and desire of your opponent.
Lesson 5 – Describe the key beats for your horror story.
Lesson 6 – Determine the symbol(s) for your monster and your hero.
Lesson 7 – Apply the keys of the transcendent horror story to your story beats.
Lesson 8 – Apply the list of common horror errors to your story before doing your rewrite.