Spine Tingling Workshop

On Saturday 14th of August, we held our third workshop of our Summer Programme: Introduction to Writing Horror.

Kathy, owner of Fine Tune Your Fiction, a professional editing service, and published horror writer, ran the workshop.

Together, attendees learned some of the fundamentals of what makes good horror, such as understanding the genre, building tension and atmosphere, and creating characters readers can connect with.

“Horror is the genre of fear,” said Kathy. “Horror works best when you force readers to confront what they’re most afraid of.”

Attendees worked through a series of exercises all designed to help tap into what makes good horror and creating a rich, hair raising atmosphere.

We hope everyone enjoyed the workshop. If you missed it, you can view the workshop in the Member’s Only Area. You have to be a member to access this area.

If you’re interested in becoming a member to gain access to this, and many other workshop recordings, please email us:

There’s one more workshop left to go:

Saturday 28th 12:30-4:30 – Writing Villains: Writing a suitable villain or antagonist for your protagonist can be hard. They need to be realistic, somebody the reader can understand, even if they don’t agree with them. This workshop seeks to help you develop your villain or antagonist into just that no matter what type of villain they are.Topics will include:– What’s the difference between a villain and an antagonist
– Types of villain.
– Types of antagonist.
– Techniques to develop your villain or antagonist

If you are interested in joining one of these meetings either as a guest or as a member, please email us: