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October 25, Have you written a great horror story or novel? Enter it into our Annual Writing Competition! And the last and worse one: Terror, when you come home and notice everything you own had been taken away and replaced by an exact substitute.
People like to be frightened. And horror has adapted. The more real, the better. The kind of stuff that makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up, as if someone was standing inches behind you. Creepy basements, loud noises from the attic, hidden rooms, Indian burial grounds, old hotels, multiple personality disorder, etc.
Be sure to read it all the way to the end.
That last sentence is breathtakingly creepy. In a sense, that may be true. More than sixty years ago, H. Lovecraft drew up a list of the basic themes of weird fiction, and I can think of very little that the field has added to that list since then.
Depending wholly on genre techniques can lend too easily to the secondhand and the second-rate. I began to write about how things seemed to me, which was more important and, at first, more difficult than it may sound.
I tried and still do try to take nothing on trust to describe things as they really are or would be. Horror fiction frequently presents the idea of evil in such a shorthand form as to be essentially meaningless—something vague out there that causes folk to commit terrible acts, something other than ourselves, nothing to do with us.
All good fiction consists of looking at things afresh, but horror fiction seems to have a built-in tendency to do the opposite. But, at the very least, one should be aware as soon as possible, that this is what one is doing, so as to be able to move on.
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This morning I was writing a horror story and I realized that the structure of a classic horror story is different than the typical hero's journey.