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Horror screenwriting mastery chapter one.

Advanced Screenwriting Mastery
Chapter One: Horror

Injecting thrills, chills, tension and dread into ANY screenplay... Dive into the abyss… Master the dark heart of the Horror Genre​

How can the characters, story world, dramatic arc and commercial viability of YOUR current project be enhanced, by mastering the universally loved genre of Horror?

Even if you aren’t writing a horror script, a fundamental understanding of what frightens us, what grips audiences, what will make audiences rapt, will improve your writing and your career.

Deepening our understanding of the human need to playfully experience fear will help us craft more compelling work in all genres. Put simply, your script will be improved by leveraging the craft and art of the very best of horror writing. It’s one way we can all elevate our work beyond convention.

It’s not just about crossover genre too, like Comedy Horror for instance. It’s more about how we can utilise the horror genre techniques in other genres. So using horror techniques inside a drama or comedy without it becoming a comedy horror and horror drama. This workshop will open the door to fresh ideas that have been proven to work, but are rarely utilised.

Of course, it’s also a deep dive into horror too.

And mastery of this genre will enhance the execution of all stories we choose to tell.

Here are just a few of the things you can expect to gain from this masterclass:

  • A deep understanding of the fundamental principles of horror writing, including suspense, tension, and pacing.
  • The ability to create complex, relatable characters who can survive the horrors you put them through.
  • How to recraft your pitch using the Horror template and why it will improve outcomes.
  • Excitement, thrill and fear are all valuable tools to master and use in almost any story.
  • Examples that will illustrate concepts clearly in horror films – and NON-Horror as well.

Bob is a true master of horror and he invites you to join us for a day that will open a doorway into the darkness of your story. You may have an entire seat to sit on, but you will only need THE EDGE!

Wait... I want to get access to the entire Screenwriting Mastery series with ALL FIVE workshops...​

Get ALL FIVE of the live workshops, plus two additional pre-recorded classes for £199.

You can select individual workshops above OR buy the All Genres Package for £199 below and spend the next three months immersed in story, screenwriting and taking your career to the next level.

*All workshops are available online for one year.

Online Workshops In the series included in the £199 deal

Advanced Screenwriting Mastery Chapter One: Horror
Saturday 25th February
Dive into the abyss… MORE HERE

Advanced Screenwriting Mastery Chapter Two: Drama
Saturday 11th March
The Beating Heart of ALL Screenplays… MORE HERE


Advanced Screenwriting Mastery Chapter Three: Comedy
Saturday 25th March
Every single script is improved with at least SOME laughter… MORE HERE


Advanced Screenwriting Mastery Chapter Four: Thrillers
Saturday 8th April
What happens next? Master the WHY of what keeps people turning the page… MORE HERE

Advanced Screenwriting Mastery Chapter Five: Sci-Fi and Fantasy
Saturday April 22nd
Master the DNA of why Sci-Fi and Fantasy HOOKS audiences so effectively. The BIG idea and creating credible and compelling worlds… MORE HERE


*BONUS ONE… Writing The Biopic: Based on True Stories (ON DEMAND NOW)
Free when you sign up to the Master ALL Genres Package, just £199 (for seven online workshops)… MORE HERE


*BONUS TWO… Any Additional Workshop FREE (complete list below)
Free when you sign up to the Master ALL Genres Package, just £199 (for seven online workshops)… MORE HERE

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‘It was clearly structured, with brilliant advice and watching the clips was very helpful. It’s one of the best courses I’ve been on. The workshop part helped me look at my script in a new light – looking at those intense, emotion-laden, visually memorable moments which sum up relationship or theme. Brilliant!’
Amy Sparkes // Writer

Select Your BONUS Online Worskhop from the list below when you sign up...

  • Writing The Perfect Nemesis For Your Story
    Something Wicked This Way Comes… Writing The Perfect Nemesis For Your Story. Any irresistible story requires an authentic, relatable, formidable, memorable opponent.
  • Nemesis II: Revelations
    It’s one thing to know your foe… It’s another thing to know their path, how to track them, and how to have your characters defeat them in the most deeply satisfying ways.
  • Writing To Get Produced
    The Art, Craft and Business of the Low Budget Film Script.
  • Writing The Pilot
    The Gateway To TV and Streaming Success.
  • Writing The Killer One Pager POPULAR
    The One Pager is an essential link in the chain that your screenplay will pass along. It will be read WAY more than your screenplay, by agents, sales agents, producers, broadcasters, directors.
  • Write Like Quentin Tarantino: The Ten Screenwriting Commandments
    Love him or loathe him, Tarantino is an undeniable talent. His writing charms critics, seduces award givers and dazzles audiences…
  • Mastering The Meaning
    Mastering The Meaning: Adding Rocket Fuel To Theme and Subtext In Your Script.
  • The Ten Commandments of Aaron Sorkin POPULAR
    While no-one can write just like Aaron Sorkin, except Aaron Sorkin, we can all learn from his writing. Six hour masterclass with exercises.
  • Writer’s Voice
    How To Write With Sizzle and Substance While Retaining YOUR Authenticity​.
  • Crafting The Killer First Act
    Act One… In the Beginning, YOU create the Heavens and the Earth.
  • Demystifying Act 2: Where GREAT Scripts Go To Thrive
    Maintaining momentum and mystery, while exploring character arcs and themes, building plot, tensions and careening toward that satisfying conclusion is the heavy lifting of screenwriting.
  • Writing The KILLER Final Act
    Learn how to take your great story, characters, universe, themes and situations and craft them into an inevitable, deeply satisfying and explosive Final Act.
  • Comedy Drama Masterclass: Ted Lasso
    The 10 TV Writing Commandments of Ted Lasso.
  • Mastering The Moment
    Writing THAT Scene That EVERYONE Talks About and Producers Want.
  • The Non Traditional Protagonist
    Beyond The Conventions: Writing The Non Traditional Protagonist.
  • Spellbinding Emotional Impact: Enthralling Your Reader
    Reconnect with elevated emotional writing, story and characters that elevates YOUR screenplay into a GREAT READ and to the recommend pile.

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I will sign up below, to get the five LIVE Screenwriting Mastery Workshops (on-demand for a year too).
As a bonus I will also get the two additional on-demand workshops…

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‘I have written drama for twenty-five years but despite of all writing experiences I get a lot of inspiration and new angles during the work shops with Bob. My entire body and mind are giggling from my happy expectations every time I enter LSW and Bob’s workshops.’
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‘Bob is the best scriptwriting teacher I’ve ever had. I love everything about this course.’
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‘I felt that the points were just as relevant to all forms of fiction, so that made it more appealing.’
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‘It was just such a lovely mix of practical advice and real inspiration – just joyful and empowering too. Full of nuggets of wisdom, inspiration, practical information and warmth. I can’t recommend it highly enough. It teaches how to write, how to have a successful career and stay inspired at the same time. Thanks so much Bob!’
Varsha Shah, Screenwriter

This series is run by screenwriter Bob Schultz. For more than 20 years, Bob has been training screenwriters , helping thousands of writers clarify their stories, reorganise their ideas and build confidence to bring the very best version of any writer, to the opportunities they create.

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