ClassScary Stories: How to Create Creepiness
Want to evoke chills in your reader? We'll study some eerie passages to uncover the techniques they employ and then put those strategies to immediate use through concrete writing exercises and prompts. We may even have time to test some of our frightening passages on each other. If you dare!
Sample texts will include work by writers such as Shirley Jackson, Kelly Link, Carmen Maria Machado, Mariko Moike, Helen Oyeyemi, Daniel M. Lavery, Samanta Schweblin, and Sarah Waters. Expect close reading, animated discussion, and in-class writing time.
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