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:

  • Characterisations of a horror story
  • Biggest hurdles horror writers have
  • How important locations are
  • Book-length
  • Standalone or series
  • Advice for would-be horror writers
  • Killing off your characters

As always, thanks for listening and for your continued support of the show.

About A.S. McDermott

About 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

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Rachel Poli is a multi-genre author with a soft spot for mystery.

She often experiments with short stories and flash fiction, however, she's currently working on the first book of her detective fiction series.

When she's not writing, she's usually cleaning, reading, or playing video games. She currently resides in New England with her zoo.

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