By now, most folks know that, in addition to working for Texas State University-San Marcos as a computer nerd, writing, and teaching Kajukenbo, I also teach in the innovative Masters in Writing Popular Fiction MFA program at Seton Hill University in Pennsylvania. At this moment, I'm gearing up to fly there for a week to teach three modules, four workshops, and meet with my mentees (I'm a mentor...So what else do you call students of mentors?). I'll also be teaching an online class on readings in the genre, specifically my favorite genre, HORROR. So here's a list of the classes I'm teaching, and what the Reading in the Genres reading list looks like:
- Critiquing and Clarity - How to help your fellow students and writers improve their work without coming off as a tool.
- Evolution of the Species: Creating Other Races - How to create other creatures, alien species, and monsters that don't suck.
- The Language of Fear - How to create tension and scare the crap out of people with your writing.
Readings in the Genre (Horror) Reading List
- The Phantom of the Opera - Gaston Leroux
- The Best of H.P. Lovecraft: Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre - H.P. Lovecraft (Pickman's Model, The Music of Erich Zann, The Thing on the Doorstep, The Shadow Over Innsmouth, and The Dreams in the Witch-House)
- Hell House - Richard Matheson
- Rosemary's Baby - Ira Levin
- The Shining - Stephen King
- Cabal - Clive Barker
- On Writing Horror - Mort Castle, Ed.