I'll be appearing at the Hallowe'en Horrors event at the Derby Quad on October 30th, running a workshop on writing weird, strange, off-beat, and creepy fiction. Details and a link to get tickets are below:
Join us for the first part of a very special day of horror writing, with five workshop sessions looking at a wide range of aspects of the genre! QUAD’s Literature Officer Alex Davis will be your host throughout, and will be joined by acclaimed authors Sophie Draper, James Everington and Angeline Trevena for an exciting day of dark inspiration, imagination and information!
3:30pm-4:30pm: James Everington – The uncanny: making the everyday seem strange in fiction
Anyone can make a werewolf or spectre sound scary, but how do writers approach more mundane horrors? This workshop will focus on picking out those details in apparently innocuous, everyday situations and making them seem just that little bit ‘off'. Perfect for making your readers uneasy without them knowing quite why….