What are some tips you have for people who are just starting out writing horror?
Create a clear setting/world-building. Many a horror has something along the lines of a mysterious, or horrible event that has taken place in the past.
Which the MC most of the time wants/needs to find out to solve the problem.
You also want to take into consideration what we humans find scary.
What makes us afraid?
might want to take a look at this video in which that is explained
good info on that.
hope it helps
Thanks for the advice
you’re welcome. Haven’t done any real horror myself but just wanted to help
Some of the best advice I was given was to be descriptive when it comes to horrifying the reader. I’m not a descriptive author by any means, but when it comes to the scary parts I try to be vivid.
Have fun. Horror is very similar to a joke. But darker.
A joke has a build up to a funny ending. A horror story has a build up to a scary ending. (see how similar).
You don’t need massive details, you just need to know how to build up a story and then hit them with the punchline. (pun intended)