Sunday, June 13, 2010

Horror Stories

If you're thinking about writing a horror story, but don't know how to create the suspense,try this technique.
First,don't read the long rather turgid descriptions of authors like Stephen King, his descriptive passages can be boring, I find.
  Remember the saying,"all you have to fear, is fear itself".Then get inside the character who is petrified and describe what he/she is thinking, feeling and seeing.The way this character SEES things will be different to the way things are in reality.Fear changes perceptions,sometimes creating hallucinations,for example,but to the character,these are so terrifyingly real.
  Give this a try and see how you do.Let me know if it works for you.

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