Elements of a Good Horror Story

A story doesn't have to contain blood and gore in order to be considered good horror. There are many elements that can take a horror story from boring to engaging, such as creating an undeniable sense of fear or dread in the reader. Learn from experienced horror writers on how they handle plot, character development, point of view, and more in the below video. Renowned children's author R.L. Stine of the Goosebumps and Fear Street series even shares his insights on how much scary children can handle.

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