My Favorite Genre is Horror

  • In regards to http://literarysocial.com/blog/4/what-is-your-favorite-genre-and-why/ this exercise.

    I gravitate toward horror when I write and when I pick books to read. The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe was one of the first things I read that I can consider horror, somewhat. It's such a dark, spooky tale. Then there were Stephen King and John Saul books.

    I do like to write things that are born in the dark, scary places. Things that can be pulled from the imagination and keep the reader not only on the edge of their seat but involved in what's happening and what will be happening. I want the reader to imagine Curakan, http://literarysocial.com/article/6/the-darkening-mists-of-curakan/ , lurking in the mist the next time they have fog or a misty morning.

    It's also kind of fun to scare the pants off people. For them to tell me, I couldn't put the book down until I finished it to know the ending. To make a story that is not just words on paper (or computer screen) but a living, breathing thing occupying the room with the reader and so real that they can see in their mind what is happening in the story is the ultimate goal.

    Though I have several genres listed on my profile, horror is the main one I stick with.

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