Writing Fear that Will Give You the Shivers

By  Alex J Coyne

When you write about fear, you want your readers to experience anything from a tingle between their shoulder blades to blood-curdling horror. Writing effective fear is a good trick to master. Here’s a look at the mechanics behind fear, the elements that make up a perfect horror flick, and the techniques you can use to terrify your readers.

Different Types of Fear

You can be irrationally scared of ducks, but not in the same way that you are rationally afraid of drowning. You can fear an immediate risk, like when you’re trapped in a burning house, or you can fear the might-be risks, like when you have a flat tire in the middle of the night on some unknown road. See More . . . 

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