in the 12 Days till New Year's Book Marketing Tips & Bits
Before I wrote Night Creeps, my genres were primarily science-fiction/fantasy. There was the occasional horror scene but that was it - a scene. When I developed the idea for Night Creeps, I took a walk in the woods one chilly night to "feel" the story. I looked up a few news stories on murders and found several that occured in rural and mountainous settings. Combining the two gave me the feeling I wanted to convey to my readers. So, my advice to you as writers, if you are writing in a new genre, make sure you develop that comfort zone by feeling the emotion behind that genre before writing it. Otherwise it's a story with four flat tires.
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