Author Christina Lay talks about writing what scares you in this blog post. Her post resonated with me, and gave me a few pointers to consider during my rewrites.
What did I learn from this week's writing? I realized writing scary isn't merely typing out the words or telling a creepy story. It's about reaching down into the depths of my own fear pit and extracting my honest reactions, thoughts, and feelings. It's about writing from the very place that scares me the most. It's creeping down the basement stairs and investigating the horrid underbelly of a haunted house. Opening the closet door and facing the demons lurking inside. Hiking through a dark forest even though there are monsters behind every tree. It's about exposing raw fear and allowing the reader to experience every choking moment along with me.
If you write horror, please feel free to share how you reach your
I recently signed up to follow the Horror Writers Association Young Adult Fiction blog called Scary Out There. The author of the ROT & RUIN series, Jonathan Maberry, features interviews with young adult horror authors. LOVE IT!
Here's a song from my wip's playlist. Enjoy and have a writerly weekend.