Title of course: Gothics! How to Write the Hot New Genre Publishers (and Readers) Are Buying.
How long is the workshop: 4 weeks
Dates for the workshop: July 9th – August 3rd
Gothic Mystery writer Ayn Hunt who also writes Romances under Ayn Amorelli is the author of four published books: Unwilling Killers, Obsessed, The Haunting and Contract Bride, which was on the Best-Seller list of Fictionwise.com for six consecutive weeks. Striving for realism in her Gothics, she researches ghosts and now has a nonfiction newsletter about them, entitled “Haunted Happenings,” which goes out free of charge to several hundred subscribers world-wide. She’s also the Paranormal Editor of GottaWriteNetwork.com and her articles have appeared in such ezines and websites as “Neverary,” WomenonWriting.com, “GentleChaos,” and “WickedKarnival.com.
Born and raised in the Great State of Texas, Ayn has always wanted to be a writer ever since she can remember. Married for 34 years, she loves cats, taking long walks, reading anything and everything, and babysitting her new grandson.
Objective: Students will have a rough draft of their Gothic Novel.
Gothics are hot right now. Publishers have created special lines for them, and readers are buying them as quickly as they come off the presses. But what are Gothics?
In this interactive course taught by multipublished writer Ayn Hunt, learn what Gothics are and the two main novel forms which have evolved from them, Gothic Horror and Gothic Romance; the elements of each; how to write them; and how to create realistic women in peril, and vile Gothic villains.
By the end of this interactive course, students will learned the techniques of Gothic writing; how to use Gothic elements in the Traditional Gothic, Horror Gothic and Gothic Romance; and how to heighten suspense to keep readers turning the pages.
A breakdown of workshop:
Lessons posted every week on Mondays and Thursdays, consisting of 2 a week for a total of 8 for four weeks. Each lesson has an exercise to help students begin to write their own Gothic novel.
Week One: Introduction and incorporation of what you already know.
Pacing, mood and tone of the Gothics
Week Two: Key Ingredients of the Gothic
Developing the Gothic Protagonist
Week Three: Creating realistic 3-dimensional Villains
Atmosphere and Language of the Gothic
Week Four: Minor characters and their roles
Putting it all together
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