Instructor: Stacia Ann (Stacia Ann)
|Start Date: Monday, June 3rd, 2013|
|Class Size: 7 Students|
|Seats Left: 5|
Students will work toward mastery of the horror genre, learn the importance of antagonist, suspense, and setting to horror, and by the end complete one story. They will do this through analyzing stories that represent the genre and then working toward a draft of their stories.
Discussion: What is horror fiction? What is it not? How is it different from mystery? From thriller?
Reading: Look at some different stories, or story synopses, and decide: Is it horror or some other genre? Also read about giving and receiving feedback.
Writing: Come up with possible horror story ideas. Post for comments.
Week 2 Horror: Protagonist, Antagonist, and Suspense
Discussion: What are the crucial elements of horror? Protagonist, antagonist, suspense
Reading: Read and outline a new horror story. Pick out key elements.
Writing: outlines of our stories. Post for comments.
Week 3 Setting: The Weird that Lies Beneath
Discussion: Importance of setting. Relationship of suspense to setting.
Reading: story that models the elements of suspense/setting
Writing: First draft story. Focus on building the suspense. Post for comments
Discussion: Fleshing out stories, using feedback, developing the characters and plots more, adding more to the setting. The importance of presentation. Discussion of editing issues.
Reading: Read and comment on each other's stories; one last model story as needed
Writing: Final draft of story.
Instructor: Stacia Ann
|About The Instructor:
Stacia Ann is an Linguistics Lecturer and Writing Instructor at the University of California. She has a doctorate of Education, Master's of Art in English/TESOL. This instructor has taught writing classes for over ten years. She also teaches academic writing and English as a Second Language at the University of the Pacific. A published author including works of short fiction and academic nonfiction including contest winning stories.