Instructor: Cait Reynolds
Price: $55.00 USD
Where: W.A.N.A. Digital Classroom
When: Friday, October 26, 2018. 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. EST
Every few years, publishing declares, "Vampires are dead!" and technically, this is correct. They are undead. You can't keep a good vampire down. Or a good werewolf. (Down, boy!)
Like a dog with a bone, readers keep coming back to stories about vampires, werewolves, and other creatures because there is something irresistibly compelling about the danger of the 'other' that makes us question what it means to be human. Plus, vampires and werewolves can be totally hot, amiright?
However, trite tropes and careless creature creation can raise a reader's hackles faster than a bad batch of AB negative. Okay, okay, I'll stop with the awful mixed metaphors and puns. Still, a story that doesn't offer anything new or compelling will suck the life out of a reader's interest faster than day-old vampire…yeah, I know…bad joke…sorrynotsorry!
This is going to be a super fun class with a lot of juicy stuff to sink your teeth into…can't-stop-won't-stop….
This class will cover:
- Only human: how to walk the fine line between immortal angst and everyday relatability and create characters so cold, they burn, baby!
- Sparkle, shmarkle: picking through the mystery, history, and science of vampirism to create your own believable and betwitching bloodsuckers;
- That time of the month: from caricature to cryptozoology, what writers get right…and wrong…about werewolves and wolf shifters;
- Mortal problems: Do vampires pay taxes? If a hunter shoots a werewolf, is it involuntary manslaughter? ignoring these details can deal a fatal blow to a reader's suspension of disbelief.
THE CREATURE FEATURE CLASS BUNDLE!
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About the Instructor:
Cait Reynolds is a USA Today Bestselling Author and lives in Boston with her husband and neurotic dog. She discovered her passion for writing early and has bugged her family and friends with it ever since. She likes history, science, Jack Daniels, jewelry, pasta, and solitude.