Young adult books are a large part of the horror fiction landscape, if the rack space these titles take up in bookstores is a true indicator. Is writing horror fiction for young adults the same as writing for adults? What are young adult audiences looking for in protagonists? Yes to tropes? How does the voice change? Is there always a theme present? How do you avoid stereotypes? Questions abound - come help craft the answers together!
The human mind is fascinated by fear. Monsters, murderers, the supernatural, things that go bump in the night, and all the thrills and chills that go with them. From the silver screen to the printed page, we will explore the antagonists that make us shiver… and uncover why we keep coming back for more. If you like to be scared, you’ll love what we have in store for you!