There are silly, spooky, and scary picture books you can enjoy all year. Every day, all day. Whether it be as a bed time story, a sleepover tale told with flashlights, or an energetic classroom activity after lunch--horror picture books can be enjoyed all-year-round. Here are some of my favorites
Write your truth. It’s the first advice many writers receive, and the most often repeated. Some may also hear it as “write bravely,” or “write from where the pain is,” or hundreds of other variations that are conveniently printed on refrigerator magnets. This advice frightens me. Not because I have a secret, sordid past (that would make for EXCELLENT writing) but because I’m gay.
How do we write a truly scary story? There's something writers can access to skillfully create frightening or disturbing scenes and characters: the uncanny. Let me show you how it can work for your writing.