#Halloween Treat: Resources For #Writing #Horror #IWSG


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Hello all you Insecure writers (and readers). Today, this insecure writer wants to offer you yummy resources. And as it’s that time of year (leaving Halloween … almost Bonfire Night), I’m offering some of most helpful resources for writing horror that I’m come across to date. Hope they are of some use to some of you 🙂

Resources / Links to Blog Posts / Articles.

Useful Books About How To Write Horror:

Great Horror Books To Read:

  1. American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis 1991
  2. The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson 1977
  3. Carrion Comfort by Dan Simmons 1989
  4. The Damnation Game by Clive Barker 1985
  5. Dracula by Bram Stoker 1897
  6. Girl Next Door by Jack Ketchum 1989
  7. Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk 2005 (Shorts)
  8. The Shining by Stephen King 1977
  9. Bird Box by Josh Malerman 2014
  10. The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman 1892 (Some may not describe this as horror, but it is very disturbing short and to me, a psychological horror)
  11. Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu 1871

For a list of awesome must-see horror movies, click HERE.


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Quick Book Mention

DREAD: Psychological, Satirical & Post-Apocalyptic Horror

Before I go, please allow me to share my horror box set (and the new cover) offer as it ends at 6 p.m. (UK time) 5th November. It’s only 99c/99p until then. If you haven’t read it (or any of the stories) please pick up a copy and leave me a review if you’re feeling friendly. 🙂

*Three Very Different British Horror Stories*

A Slow Burn: By ELA

“Shah has done it again with her flowing style. The characters are so realistic that it’s chilling. I will admit to having read this with the lights well and truly on!! Such vivid imagery that it felt like I was watching a movie as I read. I highly recommend this novella to all lovers of this genre.” 

The Dead Party: By Stefanie

“One of the best political satires that I’ve come across in a long time!”  

Rosa and Bella’s Journal Of Decline: By Sammy

“Brilliant and addictive. Enjoyed from the first paragraph’ second paragraph and I was hooked. Yet another fantastic book from this author.” 

*Oh, PS: My horror flash fiction made it to the anthology for Dark Chapter Press! Exciting. 🙂

What are you feeling insecure about?

Do you write or read horror? 



What do you think?

  1. Thank you for the list of sites to check. I just had a friend ask about how to write a horror and I have no idea – I’m sweet romance. So I’ve sent off the link to this page – perfect timing 🙂
    But I’m not clicking on the list about horror movies – too chicken.

  2. Congrats on getting your flash into the Dark Chapter anthology! I’ve seen Rayne Hall on Twitter a lot, but never read her books. It’s very interesting that lovers of horror can have so many different likes and tastes, just like anything else I guess. Have a great day, Shah! 🙂

  3. Thanks for all the links, Shah! 🙂
    I’ve been reading loads of horror lately… which is out of my comfort zone. *shivers*
    I’d love to read your boxed set collection when I get the chance…

    (Sorry that you found it difficult to read the font at my blog…)