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106 Horror Ideas for Writers

106 very clever ideas that will enable you to write unique, compelling and successful horror stories faster and easier than ever before.

54 pages, ebook (PDF), £3.99

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Why you need this book

In today's ultra-competitive writing and publishing market, you need every advantage you can get. That's where our inspiring collection of writing ideas can help you.

Each of the 35 books in the ideas4writers collection is packed with versatile ideas, expert tips, and easy-to-implement practical advice.

You'll soon be writing brilliant books, amazing articles, and standout stories that will have readers, editors and publishers longing for more.

The HORROR collection includes:

  • How to make your stories different from everyone else's
  • Writing the ultimate horror story
  • The vital elements of a horror story
  • What's in fashion and what's not
  • Writing for horror magazines and ezines
  • How to create an authentic atmosphere
  • How to use the senses
  • The most atmospheric words
  • Why details matter, and how to get them right
  • All about fear
  • The easiest way to get started
  • Ghosts and hauntings
  • Why it's a good idea to keep things out of sight
  • The importance of hope
  • Horror in the real world versus horror in fiction
  • Modern monsters
  • Places that are best avoided
  • Psychology and psychosis
  • How to write scary movies
  • How to turn crime into horror
  • Plus 35 great storylines you can use or adapt as you wish
  • And much more - far too many great ideas to list here!

Be a more inspired, more productive and more successful writer with the ideas4writers ideas collection.

Excerpt: History as social comment

Many of the great horror writers of the past set their stories in the age in which they lived. If you look beneath the surface of their stories you'll often find deeply felt comments on the social conditions of that time.

Think of the Victorian era when people were encouraged to be more civilised, yet their behaviour (the treatment of children and employees, for example) was often low-brow and brutal. It comes as no surprise to learn that The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde was written as a thinly disguised comment on the double standards of Victorian society.

But what about today, in our modern age? What are the prevailing social conditions that you might want to comment upon? There are plenty to choose from:

  • the number of prisoners has never been higher
  • paedophiles prowl the internet
  • spam clogs our inboxes
  • computer viruses and scams are rife
  • public spending is forever being cut and services reduced, yet taxes (often indirect) constantly rise
  • the planet is being polluted for future generations
  • poor countries become industrialised and increase pollution still further
  • highly developed countries refuse to cut back even though alternatives are available
  • greed and economics come first
  • cheap TV shows fill our screens yet fortunes are spent on producing movies and video games

I could easily continue adding to this list for several hours - and I'm sure you could too. Think about how you could turn some of these social comments into 'monsters' of your own.

Once you've done that, you could reuse the basic plot of Jekyll and Hyde or Dracula or Frankenstein or any of the other great horror stories of the past. How will your story end? How is the 'monster' dealt with? If you use the plot from one of these great stories then you will already know the answer. And if you have any good ideas about how the social condition you're commenting on can be improved, that might lead you to your answer

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