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Shortest Possible Horror Stories

I blame @GingerCoffee for posting this, because now I want to know what the writers here can do with 2 sentences or not much more. I’m going to start with: I asked my wife, “Did you hear that the Tiger Tiger Arsonist killed anot...

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How could you make looking at a door emotional and interesting?

Let me emphasize. My character is at the doorstep of a an abandoned home after an apocalypse of which the reader has no clue about. I’m trying to make the scene emotional, as my character observes the dusty door, and is able to feel t...

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Carly’s Progress Journal

Okay, since so many others here have a progress journal, guess I’ll start one too. My first writing goal for 2018 is to write a YA novel. I have a couple of other drafts from years ago, notes and etc. But not sure if I’ll use th...

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Ambivalence about using the word “girl/girls.”

Carly Berg said: ↑ I just did a quick google search on “gal,” and apparently it was used in the American South to refer to black women/girls, in the same way that the word “boy” was used to refer to grown black men...

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How can writers generate fear in readers?

I thought it would be interesting to discuss techniques on arousing fear in readers. I’m a huge fan of horror that creates actual fear, and doesn’t just become a mystery with horror imagery or something like that. I’...

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The strange woman

This will be a small piece of a bigger story. A pregnant girl was sitting in a bus wishing she was already home. Her feet were swollen, her head hurt, and the baby was pressing on her bladder making her even more uncomfortable. Through the ...

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Way around Omniscient narrator.

So I have 2 girls, 17 teenish. Anne and Bea. They have been best friends for more than 10 years. There is this recurrent social event where they notice Clark. No one of them has had any relationship with a boy before. This is one such socia...

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Making it in 2018 as a Writer

I’m not some great author… But I’ve gone from an unpublished cautious scrub slowly and gently poking around for ideas and lessons on the internet, to a driven confident writer who ONE: Knows what they want to say and TWO&#...

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Night Herald’s Progress Journal

Not a whole lot of writing went down this week. My creative flow is a little thick, and I’ve been busy, as well as just straight lazy. Guess I got them Winter Blues. Excuses, excuses. I did make some progress on Escape from Helheim Pa...

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Noob here with silly question!

Hi all, I have an idea for a novel, l have the plot more or less thought out. What l would like to know is how you proceed before writing the novel, how do you prepare your plot. Do you write it as a timeline, a document, start writing and ...

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