Crimson Peaks and Menacing Mansions: Writing Gothic Horror with Catherine Lundoff

Halloween special! Take this workshop along with Twenty Types of Terror: Writing Horror Subgenres with Cat Rambo for a special combo rate of $99 for both workshops.

Crimson Peaks and Menacing Mansions: Writing Gothic Horror

Instructor: Catherine Lundoff

Next class will be Sunday, October 15, 2023, 9:30-11:30 AM Pacific.

Gothic stories are a staple of books, movies, television, and games, creating an aesthetic of darkness and menace, ghosts, prophecies, crumbling houses, black lace and blood — perhaps real, perhaps imaginary. How do you use that aesthetic in your writing and avoid being cliche or corny? What are the best tips for evoking a dark atmosphere in your speculative stories? How can you use this aesthetic to tie a work’s elements together?

Join Catherine Lundoff in exploring how you can add this flavor to your writing and work its elements into your speculative writing.

Classes are taught online and require reliable Internet connection, although in the past participants have logged on from coffee shops, cafes, and even an airplane; a webcam is suggested but not required.

Cost is $99 ($79 for returning students and Patreon supporters, which includes classes/workshops with me in other venues, such as conference or convention workshops and mentoring sessions). Classes are recording and the recording supplied to particpants afterward. A copy of the video is available for $50 ($40 to Patreon supporters).

To register for this class, send an email with the following details:

  • Which class or classes and the dates you would like to register
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  • Whether or not you are a former student or Patreon supporter
  • How you heard about Cat’s classes

You will be invoiced when the class slot is reserved.

Free scholarships: If you cannot afford a class but really want to take one, apply for a Plunkett Scholarship. Each class has three slots reserved for such students, and the sole criteria is only that you can’t currently afford the class. To apply for a Plunkett, which covers the entire cost, mail me and tell me why you want to take the class in 100 words or less. QUILTBAG and PoC candidates are especially encouraged to apply. The Plunkett Scholarships are named for Edward Plunkett, who wrote as Lord Dunsany. Scholarships are given out on a rolling basis; I suggest getting them in sooner rather than later. You may apply for multiple classes.

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