August 20th - 26th (approx 30-minutes per day required)

Get to know your dark side

A 7-day mini-course for those looking to dip their toes into the wonderful world of writing scary stories.

WHAT's included?

  • A 7-Day challenge to take you through the whole process of writing a short horror story -- from coming up with the idea, writing out the prose, editing, and getting it ready for publication or submission to the horror marketplace.
  • Daily videos with tutorials & tips along with a downloadable worksheet.
  • Access to the H&C Inner Circle — A Slack Channel with access to all of our writers ready to answer questions or bounce ideas with.
  • A critique and edit of your short story with suggestions for next steps.
  • An end-of-challenge celebratory drink via Skype or Google Hangouts.


  • The horror fan looking to dip their toes into the wonderful world of writing scary stories. 
  • The writer looking for a kick in the arse to sit down and write something from beginning to end whilst picking up a few new tips and tricks along the way.
  • The writer looking for like-minded creatives to read their work, give feedback, and to offer a little moral support.
  • The burgeoning novelist who wants to try something a little shorter before jumping in at the deep end.


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You'll have access to a whole host of working writers but this challenge itself will be lead by award-winning writer, filmmaker, and podcaster, Luke Kondor. He'll be taking you through the lessons he's learned from years of writing and publishing short stories, the 7-day challenges he used to make his award-winning film, Keith, and launching and producing the chart-topping horror podcast, The Other Stories.

Think of him as the camp counsellor here to offer guidance, support, and a helping hand through your journey.

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