Your narrative writing is more effective when you write in a specific genre, understand the genre, and immerse yourself in excellent examples of the genre. Welcome to the world of: HORROR FICTION.

The last man on Earth sat alone in a room. There was a knock on the Fredric Brown
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Task sheet

Support Materials
"There is no suspense in the gunshot - only in the anticipation." Alfred Hitchcock

Understanding Horror Fiction horror_3.jpg
Class PowerPoint
Handout to accompany PowerPoint
Writing Tools horror_1.jpg
Show Don't Tell PowerPoint
Muscles Newsletter

How To Be Concise PowerPoint
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Sometimes the most terrifying image possible is what one’s mind can conjure.

The Monkey's Paw by W. W. Jacobs The Monkey's Paw

The Lottery by Shirley Jackson

The Interlopers by Saki

The Telltale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe The Telltale Heart

H. P. Lovecraft - Choose a Story Choose A Lovecraft Story


A great way to get ideas for your story is to work with a prompt. Eg these 17 creepy things kids have said to their babysitters.
Week 6
Week 6 2nd lot
Annotated Versions Of The Horror Fiction Examples horror_1.jpg

Year 11s