As readers, we want our villains to be scary, horrific, and unstoppable. At least I do. So how as a writer do you go about creating that iconic villain that has your readers turning on the lights and checking behind the doors?
The article and video below will give you a basic layout to crafting your scary villain and help you add depth to them that will keep your readers shivering under the blankets.
Themes are the glue that binds every other aspect of your story together. They’re the overall experience your readers will feel. The handle of the blade that is your, the writers, central message. If asked, could you pinpoint the theme/s in your current book? If not, you’re not alone, and the article that follows will help you define a theme that stands out and has an impact on your readers.
Do you find yourself in over your head when it comes to describing settings, surroundings, or objects in your writing? A good description can go a long way to enticing a readers imagination. It can pull the reader further into the world you’re trying to create. Below is an excellent article on crafting unique descriptions to create the world your characters will populate.
In our final installment of today’s How to Write Horror series, we’re going to talk about horror cliches to avoid when writing your story. We all know a cliche when we read one. However, these might not be so obvious to you as you’re writing.
So without further ado let’s jump into it and clear our minds and writing of these story killing cliches.
If you’re catching this final video before the others, please go back and watch the first three installments to ramp up your horror writing chops.
When it comes to the horror genre crafting your characters is of the utmost importance. Your readers need to sympathize and care for those characters, so they feel the terror you’re trying to put them through.
The second video in this series centers on character development within your horror story.
Over the past 3 1/2 months, I have tried my hand at writing horror flash fiction. Some I consider ok and some not so much. As I look back at these short attempts, I try to find common threads in them that will carry me onward and upward.
However, as writers, we all know how much research and reading can help our craft. So, with that in mind if you find yourself wanting to know more about the horror genre then give the video below a watch and who knows maybe you’ll find inspiration to add some spookiness into your next story.