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It is the eve of Halloween and my thoughts turn to that of terror. The night used to be filled with horrors that kept me awake and my heart pounding. Now, as I’ve grown older, what stresses me isn’t fictional monsters, but the same stresses every adult has. In that sense, it’s difficult to write a thriller to scare my readers.
Or is it?
The occult, the supernatural, science fiction and dark fantasy are just a few words to describe the works of H. P. Lovecraft. The cosmic horror from his works have spread around the world, images recognisable or not, his monsters and deities are a favourite among readers. Yet, what does it take to write a cosmic horror, a dark fantasy such as the Lovecraftian mythos?
It takes a nightmare.
We all have our own ways of writing. Writers prefer to write for themselves, writing a story in a way that they enjoy reading it. Some writers prefer to write for the readers, giving them a structure the reader is no doubt familiar with. Yet, the question is raised whether you can write an enjoyable story and novel if it were written as a TV show?
Let’s find out!
Writers, no doubt you have experienced it before. The bout of inspiration that hits you when an uplifting season comes around. Be it a time of the year that you have fond memories of or the energy of others brings you up. Today, I will be discussing a time of the year that fills me with the creative spirit and why it should lend the same spirit to you as well. It is the time for scares, horror and suspense!
Writing a book is by no means a simple task, but it can be made easier through a rather interesting method. Whether you write a book with several perspectives or only one, writing the story in the character of the protagonist can have a profound effect.
Let’s jump into it!
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