Personal Writing: I Love Horror Novels

This is no fantasy. This is no fallacious delusion of a sick, twisted
mind. This is the honest-to-God truth. I love horror novels. Stephen
King and Edgar Allen Poe are my idols. Perhaps having these two, demented
madmen as my personal mentors sounds sick, but I tend to think as they do.
Most of my writings are short stories of horror (usually about the length
of Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart" and "The Masque of the Red Death"). My
friends often ask me four questions: "Why do you not publish some of your
work?" and "Where do you get your ideas from?" and "What is it like writing
this horror stuff?" and "Why do you like writing horror stories?"
First, I do not publish my work ...

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of a bridge) I seem to receive my mad phantasms out of thin air. For
example, when I first began writing the first draft of this essay, I
started out writing about writing horror stories and ended up writing a
short story about a vampire in London. It is safe to say I get ideas out
of thin air.
When I do capture the intangible, I literally feel a rushing sensation
in my head! I feel like a kid on a roller coaster. I feel astonished,
excited, and hyper. Quite often my mother will stick her head into my
room because she wants to find out what I'm giggling about. I usually tell
her I'm thinking about a joke I heard on T.V. -- how can I tell my mother
I'm laughing about a clever killing scene I've just visualized, or the
thought of some damsel being chased by the bogeyman?
After giving my mother further reason to worry about my sanity, I sit
down and begin to type on my computer, usually until the first draft is
finished --editing and revising along the way. I take ...

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