The Unknown, or: Why Mystery is the Horror Novelist’s Best Friend

  Now, I'm not a horror writer. Well, not just a horror writer. I'm more of a sci-fi/fantasy/ mystery/horror/supernatural writer, at least at the moment. But I've noticed something really interesting, in my 18 years of being a horror movie nerd. Zombies are cool, but they get old after a while.┬áThe tried-and-true demonic possession story … Continue reading The Unknown, or: Why Mystery is the Horror Novelist’s Best Friend

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Real vs. Fictional Setting: Pros and Cons

For anyone who doesn't know: A 'setting' is basically when and where a story takes place. Modern-day New York for the Avengers, 18th-century┬áJapan for the 47 Ronin, Outer space sometime in the future for Star Trek and Star Wars... you get the idea. Every story has a setting, and it's one of -- if not … Continue reading Real vs. Fictional Setting: Pros and Cons