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3 Vital Keys to Every Great Horror Story

The gate swings open.

Beyond the rusted iron bars, you see only darkness. A note lies at your feet.

Fresh, red ink reads:

“Dear Writer,

I know what you want:

The secrets to writing a truly great horror story.

Enter my domain, and you will have what you seek – but beware –

Enter softly, and enter alone. There are things in this place that are best left undisturbed…

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19 Current Resources for Horror Fiction Writers

Because of its long and bloody history, and its mass appeal, it’s not easy to break new ground in the Horror genre.

New horror writers must be aware of the numerous tropes, themes, and key storytelling elements that have haunted horror authors for centuries.

People want to read fresh new stories, not the same old tropes that have been beaten to death.

This is intended to be a resource guide for Horror Writers. With this you will know how to write terrifying stories that claw into the hearts (and brains) of your readers:

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