Spooktober is in full swing! Yay! So, what’s there to do aside from blogging Halloween themed posts and stories? I’ve been a horror fanatic since the days of borrowing Goosebumps books from the school library, to now. Anyway, the title of this post is pretty self-explanatory. Your ordinary Louse is here to provide some suggestions on how to write in the horror genre, from a horror fan’s perspective. This is for anybody who wants to dip their toes into the icy cold, kelp-ridden waters of creepiness, or for a seasoned horror writer wanting to see things from another person’s perspective. Without further ado, let’s goooooo!
Good [whatever hour of day you’re in] everyone!
I’m back bigger and somewhat better than before, and today we’ll be talking about (you guessed it) writing people of different cultures and/or races. So if you’re anything like the ol’ Louse, you may find yourself writing about these things– it doesn’t always have to be fictional writing, since anthropology requires you of this, and so does geography; but since this is a creative writing blog, this post will be focused more on fictional writing (open to script writers too). Therefore, I’m just gonna give you all the lowdown from a (n amateur) writer’s perspective.
!!DISCLAIMER!! I’m not a published professional, and this particular topic may be sensitive to some, perhaps not at all to others. But regardless, this is only one person’s insight of this sort of writing with the intention to provide tips and to start a discussion. While I am a person of colour, that does not excuse me from being ignorant or wrong in some aspects. Feel free to voice your concerns, corrections, or additional information by commenting below or via the contact form.
With that now out of the way, let’s carry on!