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Horror Writing for Middle Schoolers

Expand your passion for writing through exploration of the horror genre, with all its creepy cryptids and terrifying tales.
Morgan A. McLaughlin McFarland, MAPW
416 total reviews for this teacher
15 reviews for this class
Completed by 69 learners
60 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 6 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

How Outschool Works

Available Times

Pacific Time

Thu Sep 8

Sep 8 - Oct 13 (6 weeks)
1am - 2am
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.
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Class Experience

I have been writing and publishing horror for over 15 years, including short fiction works and content for horror roleplaying games. I have mentored young writers entering the horror writing industry, many of whom I have watched develop into successful, productive writers paid to work within the genre. Creative writing, particularly in a genre that engages the student, is an excellent way to help students build confidence in their writing.
Students have weekly homework assignment that build upon the previous week's work. Homework should be submitted to me 24+ hours prior to class. 
Students should have access to a word processing program. I strongly encourage the use of Google Docs, so students can access their work anywhere, can share their work with classmates for peer editing and feedback, and so that parents can also check on their students' progress if desired.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Horror is often a matter of personal perception. One person may find werewolves or zombies terrifying, while another may be afraid of clowns or the dark. While all work produced for this class will be appropriate for the indicated age range in terms of content, parents should feel free to inform me of any particular phobias or other fears their children need to avoid over the course of this class. 


Morgan A. McLaughlin McFarland, MAPW
Lives in the United States
Inclusive Classes in Creative Writing & Popular Culture
416 total reviews
235 completed classes

About Me


I teach creative writing and popular culture to children from age 8 through high school. In my classes, young writers learn to develop characters, to craft a well-structured narrative, and to hone their descriptive language skills. New... 
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