World Building for Horror Writers

June 1, Saturday, 9 A.M. PT

Worldbuilding is most often associated with genres like science-fiction and fantasy, but it is also a critical skill for horror writers. The process of building imaginary worlds and settings associated with a fictional universe is important to fully immerse readers into your story—and the horror elements that it contains. Writers need to learn how to build a cohesive universe with history, culture, geography. This becomes even more true when we introduce supernatural elements into our stories. Learn the foundations and keys to worldbuilding in this Horror University workshop.

Instructor: Jennifer Brody

Jennifer Brody (a/k/a Vera Strange) is the author of the "Disney Chills" book series, "The 13th Continuum" trilogy, and Spectre Deep 6, which was a Stoker Finalist for Graphic Novel prompting Forbes to call her “a star in the graphic novel world.” She is the co-author of All is Found: A Frozen Anthology and Star Wars: Stories of Jedi & Sith, where she penned the Darth Vader story. She’s a graduate of Harvard University, a film/TV producer and writer, and a creative writing instructor. She began her career in Hollywood working for A-List directors and movie studios on many films, including The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Golden Compass, Freddy vs. Jason and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Her forthcoming stories will appear in Weird Tales and among other anthologies, while her forthcoming series "A Sacrifice of Blood & Stars" sold in a three-book deal and debuts in Fall 2024. She lives and writes in Joshua Tree, California.