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Finding Ideas For Horror Stories: The 'What If' Strategy

Sometimes, we overthink things as writers.

It goes something like this: You run across a call for submissions in some local rag, and the deadline is just far enough out there that you know you have just enough time to put together a half-decent story. 920 more words

Craft Of Horror

Unwritten Stories That Will Never See The Light of Day (maybe)

Prodigy. Genius. Talented. Gifted. Blessed. While it’s true these words describe me to a T, there are times when greatness does not come easily (no, really, it’s true) and some of the ideas that spill forth from my gray matter fall far from the greatness for which I am known. 613 more words

Creative Writing

ThrowbackThursday – John Saul

When I was in elementary/jr high, there were two main horror trains a young reader who had outgrown kids’ books could hop on: Stephen King or John Saul. 301 more words

Throwback Thursday

Bird Box by Josh Malerman (@JoshMalerman)

I’m not sure exactly what made me put this on my holds list at the library. It was probably something on Goodreads – this happens a lot. 884 more words


Things Kept Precious

My mother warned me to guard the things I held precious by keeping them hidden inside me. The only thing I held precious was her and I found it impossible to place her inside my body. 583 more words


The Lucky Seven Meme | 7 Lines From Devil's Nightmare: Premonitions

This is actually from a tag on Facebook, but I thought I would share with my readers here at Sharkbait Writes. Enjoy!

My vampire-writing buddy… 411 more words


Three Methods by Which People Can be Scared

There are three basic types of horror that can be produced. These types can be made to fit any medium, and cover essentially everything that we find scary. 1,131 more words