Write Brain: Using Horror Tropes Across Genres

Oct 20, 2020 — 6:15 PM to 8:15 PM

Location: FREE! Online Via Zoom! (get directions)

Horror is designed to elicit a strong emotional response from readers. Learn how to take the tools horror authors use to transform your writing and increase your emotional impact.

Shannon and MB will deconstruct common horror tropes, and illustrate how writers in any genre can use these elements. Learn a few new tricks…if you dare.

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Your presenters:
A fan of all things fantastical and frightening, Shannon Lawrence writes primarily horror and fantasy. Her stories can be found in anthologies and magazines, and she has two horror collections available: Bruised Souls & Other Torments and Blue Sludge Blues & Other Abominations. When she’s not writing, she’s hiking through the wilds of Colorado and photographing her magnificent surroundings, where, coincidentally, there’s always a place to hide a body or birth a monster. Find her at www.thewarriormuse.com.

MB Partlow grew up in a family that was part of the Witness Protection Program, and isn’t legally allowed to talk about it. She overcame crippling shyness to pursue her dream of being an Olympic equestrian, but when that career path closed, she co-founded an outlaw motorcycle gang with a French Canadian mime named Frederick. She isn’t legally allowed to talk about him, either. She currently enjoys being Teller to Shannon’s Penn.

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Shannon Lawrence

Shannon Lawrence

A fan of all things fantastical and frightening, Shannon Lawrence writes primarily horror and fantasy. Her stories can be found in several anthologies and magazines, including Space and Time Magazine and The Literary Hatchet, and her short story collection Blue Sludge Blues & Other Abominations is now available. When she’s not writing, she’s hiking through the wilds of Colorado and photographing her magnificent surroundings, where, coincidentally, there’s always a place to hide a body or birth a monster. Find her at www.thewarriormuse.com.

Shannon has been attending non-conference events since 2009 and conference since 2010. She’s been NCE Director, Managing Editor of Writing From the Peak, Treasurer, Conference Admin Director, Signs Coordinator, Pitch/Query Staff, and more.

MB Partlow

MB Partlow tries to inject her off-center sense of humor into everything she does. She writes mostly in the speculative fiction world, with forays into mystery and women’s fiction. Her first paid writing gig was for the A&E department of The Independent. She’s also written a parenting column for Pikes Peak Parent and spent years writing restaurant reviews for the Indpendent and The Gazette. She’s a longtime volunteer for PPW, having done everything from stacking chairs to Conference Director to serving on the board. She reads voraciously across genres, and thinks making up stories for a living is the greatest job in the world.