Writing the Scary Story: How to Hook and Frighten Your Reader (with Eleanor Lane)
Do you aspire to write tales that terrify your readers? Join us in investigating how to create a tense and unnerving story through setting, characterization, and structure. How do we draw readers in and cultivate frightening atmospheres? How do we create menacing settings and monsters that haunt the reader long after they are done reading? We will examine some short and flash fiction pieces, and discuss the elements the authors use to draw readers in and set them on edge. Open to beginner and intermediate writers.
ELEANOR LANE holds a BA in English Language and Literature from Smith College. She won Literary Death Match's 2018 Bookmark Contest, Redivider's 2017 Blurred Genre Prize, and the Mary Augusta Jordan Prize in 2011. She has poetry published in Meat for Tea: The Valley Reviewand flash fiction in Redivider. Find her online at www.eleanorlanewriter.com
WHEN: Saturday, February 16 (1-4pm)
WHERE: Williamsburg, MA