Write your own thriller!
How can we craft stories that shock and scare the reader?
In this elective, students immersed themselves in the world of thriller writing. Each student has spent 6 weeks crafting their own thriller, from mapping plot and working out character back stories, to crafting their written voice.
Throughout six weeks, students read and watched a range of thriller extracts to understand the form. We explored ways to build tension and fear across a short text, creating unpredictable plot twists and using foreshadowing to drop hints.
The final short stories are being published in a collection produced by the elective group and will be sold when we get back to the real world!
What The Teachers say!
This project aims to bring them to life in a series “This elective has been a real ‘collective’ of writers, with weekly workshop sessions and students using their learning from these sessions to craft and redraft their own stories. I really enjoyed our weekly workshops and seeing students making their own authorial decisions about their own work based on them” of practicals and to look in to their history with some grounding texts.