When you write about fear, you want your readers to experience anything from a tingle between their shoulder blades to blood-curdling horror. Writing effective fear is a good trick to master. Here’s a look at the mechanics behind fear, the elements that make up a perfect horror flick, and the techniques you can use to terrify your readers.
Every content world has rules of its own, and breaking them—on purpose or not—can land you in the Disgraced Corner. Fiction writing is no exception. Here are 10 tips on abiding by the unwritten rules and staying popular.
About a week ago, three of the scariest-looking guys I’ve ever seen walked up to me out of the blue. Then, even more out of the blue, they asked, “Hey, man, mind if we stop you for a picture?” It’s not the first time that’s happened, but it always leaves me surprised and tinged with gratefulness.
Do you want your writing to take you on the way to become a local (or maybe global) celebrity? Charity starts at home, but often so does marketing. Here’s how.
Over the past twenty years, steampunk has transformed from an obscure and tiny subgenre to a cultural phenomenon. It’s a great genre for writers who want to create something fun while also saying something substantial about the world.