Introduction to Horror Writing for Young Adults

A course by Raquel Castro , Writer

Writer. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined March 2020

Learn the best strategies to write horror stories from scratch and keep young adults on the edge of their seats

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  • 778 students
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn the best strategies to write horror stories from scratch and keep young adults on the edge of their seats

A course by Raquel Castro

According to writer Raquel Castro, the horror genre is a favorite among adrenaline junkies, i.e., teenagers. In this online course, she teaches you how to harness your own fears and use them to write supernatural horror stories that thrill and captivate young readers.

Discover why we love horror stories so much, their structure, their components, and the strategies that work best in them. By the end of the course, you'll be able to write terrifying stories step by step to leave your reader quaking in their boots.

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What will you learn in this online course?

16 lessons & 22 downloads

Who Are Teenagers?
7 minutes, 27 seconds
Why Do We like Fear?
4 minutes, 53 seconds
Best Horror Books for Teens
6 minutes, 3 seconds
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  • 778 students
  • 16 lessons (2h 44m)
  • 22 additional resources (2 files)
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  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
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What is this course's project?

Create the general outline (plot, development, and ending) of a horror story for young readers to later develop it fully and write one of the scenes.

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Who is this online course for?

Anyone interested in writing horror stories for teenagers and who wants to understand the mechanics of this type of storytelling.

Requirements and materials

You don't need any previous knowledge to take this course.

A notebook and pencil or pen will suffice, but it will be helpful to have cards, colored pencils and/or pens, sticky notes, a computer or tablet, and a printer.


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Raquel Castro

A course by Raquel Castro

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Raquel Castro is passionate about stories: listening to them, reading them, watching them on the screen... but above all, inventing them. In particular, she likes to write humor and horror, as well as cover topics related to adolescence and childhood.

Her first book, Ojos llenos de sombra, won the Gran Angular Youth Literature Award (Mexican edition) in 2012. Since then, she has written and published several novels, a book of short stories, a book of essays and, in collaboration with writer Alberto Chimal, a writing manual entitled Cómo escribir tu propia historia.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Adolescence and Terror, a Winning Combination

    • Who Are Teenagers?
    • Why Do We like Fear?
    • Best Horror Books for Teens
    • The First Steps Towards the Project
  • U3

    The Secret Writing: What to Write before You Start Writing

    • Good Characters for Good Stories 1
    • Good Characters for Good Stories 2
    • Even Monsters Follow Rules: Narrative World Pattern
    • The Skeleton of the Story and Its Importance 1
    • The Skeleton of the Story and Its Importance 2
  • U4

    Now Yes, Let’s Write! (And Edit)

    • Choosing the Narrator and the Verb Tense
    • Actions and Descriptions
    • The Dialogues
    • Writing and Editing
    • Publishing the Text
  • FP

    Final project

    • Introduction to Horror Writing for Young Adults

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Introduction to Horror Writing for Young Adults. Writing course by Raquel Castro

Introduction to Horror Writing for Young Adults

A course by Raquel Castro
Writer. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined March 2020
  • 100% positive reviews (21)
  • 778 students