7 Tips For Writing Horror Stories – by Alan Baxter…

on The Creative Penn:

Intro by Joanna Penn:


The word horror encompasses a broad range of reader expectations and experiences – it is far more than just blood and guts

For example, I love reading horror but I don’t watch horror movies. I don’t read gore-fest-style horror, but I love supernatural stories. My favorite authors include horror writers like Stephen King and Jonathan Maberry, and some of my own books flirt with horror tropes. I am a devotee of the genre!

In today’s article, award-winning horror writer Alan Baxter gives some tips on how to write horror that emotionally connects with readers and stays true to the genre.

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