‘Ghoulswriter’ workshop is Oct. 4

Getting into the holiday “spirit” assumes new meaning as Ridge Writers prepare two Halloween-themed programs on Thursday, Oct. 4, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church

Led by Ridge Writers President Daniel Stallings, participants will gather around flickering candlelight to tell their spookiest, silliest and scariest ghost stories while also learning about effective storytelling with restrictions.

“Anyone can create a spooky story in 100 words,” says Stallings. “But can you do it in 55? And what about the internet-famous two-sentence horror stories?”

In an informal yet informative session with Stallings as costumed “Ghost Host,” the group will discover useful tricks to create punchier writing while also inducing a suitable note of fright.

Ridge Writers (www.facebook.com/RidgeWriters and CWC-ridgewriters.org) is the East Sierra Branch of the 109-year-old California Writers Club (www.calwriters.org). Monthly meetings are open to the public. Details about Ridge Writers membership will be available at the meeting.

Story First Published: 2018-09-28