If you don’t know, The Merry Writer began as a Twitter hashtag game in 2018. Today, it’s a fun, informative podcast about all things creative writing and books.
This week, we have a special guest joining us: A.S. McDermott. They’re here to help us talk about writing horror. Come join the conversation here!
Episode 177: How Do You Approach Writing Horror?
Do you want to write creepy stories? Have an interest in scaring your readers? Then check out today’s podcast where author A. S. McDermott joins Ari to discuss writing horror stories.
In this episode, we cover:
- Characterizations of a horror story
- Biggest hurdles horror writers have
- How important locations are
- Standalone or series
- Advice for would-be horror writers
- Killing off your characters
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About Our Guest, A.S. McDermott
A.S. McDermott was born in England but now lives in South Carolina with his wife, kids, and assorted cats. He has been writing since he was very young, but has only recently begun publishing his work. Aside from novels and short stories, he also writes screenplays and directed a short horror film called The Party (2010). When not writing, he likes to swim, watch movies and travel.
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Rachel Poli is an indie author, podcaster, and content writer working on her debut cozy mystery novel.
Although she favors mystery, Rachel is a multi-genre author with too many ideas and characters in her head, often experimenting with short stories and flash fiction.
When she’s not writing, she’s reading, organizing something, or playing video games. She currently resides in New England with her zoo.