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Kasey Hill – Author & Poet

Bring Your Nightmare to Life Writing Horror Fiction

Horror writers and Creepypasta fans must read!

Dreadful Notions

Writing a good horror story is just as hard as trying to convey the power of a dream, or in our case, a nightmare. Your story occurs in your imagination in the same way in which a nightmare occurs in your brain. According to Amity Gaige, author of O My Darling: A Novel, if you retell your [nightmare] poorly, your reader will be bored and that won’t feel good to you. Why won’t it feel good? Because your dream and your story is important to you. Dreams are your inner life. They are your secrets, your passions, and things you dare not confess to your own soul. If your story is rejected, you may personally feel rejected.

 When you succeed in writing fiction, you succeed in sharing your nightmare. When you do it well you are doing something quite powerful. Words have the power to change people’s lives. Consider the…

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This entry was posted on March 25, 2016 by in Writing.
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