Interview with Horror University instructor Patrick Freivald
This is the first in a series of interviews with our StokerCon 2017 Horror University instructors. At Horror University, you’ll find award-winning and best-selling authors offering intensive two-hour workshops on all aspects of horror writing.
Today we’re talking with multiple Bram Stoker Award®-nominated author Patrick Freivald about his Saying More With Less workshop.
About Saying More With Less:
Writing styles are as varied as writers themselves, but a common complaint among editors and publishers of horror fiction is that writers use too many words to say what they mean to say. This interactive workshop will focus on squeezing every ounce of meaning from each word. Participants should bring a 200-300 word prose sample from a work in progress.
Patrick Freivald is the four-time Bram Stoker Award® nominated author of Jade Sky and Black Tide, where he used the word “was” only in dialogue. His now-defunct blog, Word Soup, focused on boiling all the excess words from prose, and his beta reading group were a featured panel at the 2015 World Horror Convention and StokerCon 2016. For more information visit his website: http://patrick.freivald.com/