Why Horror?

It’s been a while since I last posted, and much has happened in that time. I’m currently writing my thesis for my MA in Literature and Creative Writing. It’s a collection of short stories that will be accompanied by a critical essay, and in this essay I have to explore why I write what I […]

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What is Horror Fiction Survey!

Hi there, please could you take a moment to fill out the following survey? I’m collecting data for my thesis and appreciate your help. Please click here to get to the survey that is being held on Survey Monkey – it should only take about five minutes to complete!

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Writing Prompts

Here are some prompts to get that creative blood pumping through your writing veins: – Pick your least favorite book from your collection, use the first line of this book to start your own story in a the horror genre. – What color is the room you are sitting painted? What color could it be […]

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Why I love Stephen King

Stephen King is synonymous with horror. There are few authors who can compare when it comes to his skill, number of books written and number of books sold. So why do I love Stephen King? Here are five reasons: (1) He spooked an entire generation When King write ‘IT’, I wonder if he knew that […]

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Reading to Write: what to look for in a poem when you want to write your own.

If you want to write poetry, you need to read it. The good and the bad! When reading poetry your mind instinctively judges the poems. This doesn’t mean that it is or isn’t worth reading for everyone, but for you it’s important to listen to your instincts. By reading a variety of poetry you will […]

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The Importance of Pacing

  A good horror story has well-organized timing and pacing. Think of writing horror as being a magician. You don’t want to reveal all your tricks at the start of the show and then have the crowd walk out halfway through. You also don’t want the opposite to happen – bore the reader while you […]

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What would you like to see on the Horror Writing Blog?

What would you like to see on this blog? Help me make this blog better and leave a comment with your ideas!

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