S8E8 – The Horror Genre

Genres can be tricky things for new authors. The genre often determines the audience, writing style, and even basic themes contained in the book. Many new authors ask in forums across the internet which genre is best for their book. This series is dedicated to those authors, in hopes of answering those questions. Each episode will break down a different genre, from the expected word count to the sentence structure.

It takes a special kind of imagination to write horror well. Unlike the horror movie genre, it is more than bashing people over the head or sawing them in half. Writing horror takes a dedication to description that will captivate the reader and send them glancing into the shadows with a deep fear.

First aired March 26, 2020.

About the Author
I'm an editor and cover designer for AspenHouse Publishing. I am also a host for AspenHouse's poscast, Writing Roots.

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