How to Write Horror: Telling Stories That Will Leave a Reader Terrified

How to Write Horror: Telling Stories That Will Leave a Reader Terrified

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T.L. Bodine By TLBodine Updated Jul 27, 2019

Writing advice from horror writer T.L. Bodine, author of the TNT Horror Contest Grand Prize Winner as well as life-long horror fan, critic, and contributor to the horror e-zine Ravenous Monster. 

How do you make stories that are actually scary? 

Here's a guide that explores the psychology of horror and the nuts-and-bolts of writing, from crafting characters and plots to specific techniques you can incorporate into your writing to boost the power of your storytelling.