How to Write Creepy Books for Adults – by Gloria Russell…

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Halloween has come and gone, but readers of all ages love to cozy up with a good horror book throughout the fall and winter. So why not try your hand at writing a creepy book

People have been fascinated by creepy subject matter since… well, forever. Ghost stories have been around since people have, and it’s not hard to see why. Horror is a way for us to explore one of our most primal emotions—fear—and it’s a way for us to talk about subjects that are often taboo in regular conversation, like death.

If you’re in the mood to write something scary this season, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we’ll talk about what makes a book creepy, then we’ll walk you through the process of how to write creepy books.

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3 thoughts on “How to Write Creepy Books for Adults – by Gloria Russell…

  1. This is a good article, straightforward and essentially true. I suspect my early ghost stories were published before Gloria was born but she has the nub of the ghost story right. It is all about suspense and atmosphere. A good ghostly tale will be nothing new to a reader. A ghost appears, people are Scared, The end. So simple but setting it up, creating the feeling of dread takes everything, the landscape, location, smells, history, and emotion. A good ghost story should read like a gothic romance except that the protagonist is dead.

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