[Authors Series] Tales To Tell In The Dark: Horror as a Literary Genre

Karmen Wells
Book Editor and Writing Consultant
Shelf Made Creative Services

As we’re coming up on Halloween, horror is probably front and center in most of our minds. But what makes a good horror story/novel? Where did the tradition come from? And how can you, an aspiring horror writer, tap into a menacing atmosphere with dark and unique themes to captivate your reader?

Tune in to this special webinar event to find out!

This 55-Minute Webinar Will Cover:

  • What makes a great horror story
  • The power of fear
  • Writing tips
  • Q&A!
About Your Host

Karmen Wells is a book editor with experience at major publishing houses like Penguin Random House and HarperCollins where she worked with established writers and talented debut authors from Canada, US, and the UK. Before beginning a career in book publishing, she received an MA in Journalism but dropped everything when she discovered she could work closely with books and took courses in the Publishing Certificate at Ryerson University. Karmen has been an editor for literary agents and knows what grabs their attention, understands market trends, and what risks different publishers are willing to take.

After five years in Toronto, she is now a freelance editor based out of Winnipeg with her company, Shelf Made Creative Services and looks forward to spending every day talking about stories. It’s her goal to help elevate writers and their stories to the highest possible standard. As an editor, Karmen prefers to guide you to an understanding or to spark an idea so that you can grow as a writer and continue to create better and better stories for her to obsessively consume—it’s all quite selfish, really.

What To Expect

Immediately after registering, you will receive an Order Confirmation that serves as the receipt for your registration. In the Order Summary section of this email, there will be a link reading "CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS" that will take you to the page containing the Webinar recording. Under that link will be the Password you'll need to unlock the page and enjoy!


If you have any questions or any trouble accessing the recording, email our Director of Education Alexandra Davies at alex@roadmapwriters.com!

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