Maybe it’s the rush we feel when frightened.
Maybe it’s a sense of relief when we realize we are safe.
Maybe it’s a peek into the darkest corners of the human mind.
Whatever the reason, should you consider writing this genre?
Me, I love to read a good horror book. But hate watching it come to life on the big screen. There’s just something about seeing the story played out in gory colors that is a step too much for me.
My grandson just recently saw his first horror flick. My fault. I loved the book Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and recommended it to my daughter. So off they go to the movie theater. Oops, I’d no idea the movie was more of a horror flick than the book.
Whether it’s Steven King,
Fear, laughter, relief, joy. Horror fiction stirs our emotions.
A recent blog post by Kristen Lamb, How Horror Fiction Can Make Us Better Writers made me think that maybe I could use this genre to help my general fiction.
Writing over the top emotions that stir the soul and strike fear in the reader may be just what I need to become a better writer.