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How to Be a Witch

How to Be a Witch

By Kelly Florence & Meg Hafdahl

 

So, you want to be a witch? Well gather round our cauldron, ghoulies, and we’ll explain everything you need to know to get you into the witchy spirit! From garments and decor to making your dreams a reality, we will leave nothing to chance. Who are we? Kelly Florence and Meg Hafdahl, goth girls and co-authors of The Science of Witchcraft, who love nothing more than a powerful witch who asserts her independence. 

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Reflections on Writing Horror – As Fast As She Can Blog Tour

Reflections on Writing Horror

by E.F. Schraeder

 

Horror is a wonderfully broad genre with a scope that ranges from subtle and quiet scares to all imaginable extremes inflicted on the body, from gritty realism to every imaginable alternate world possibility. For someone starting to write a new horror project that kind of variation could be daunting. How much gore is too much? Are you going to emphasize one element like a monster; do you plan to focus on internal terror or on something happening in the external world? And if you’re sitting at the computer working on a first draft, how do you decide?

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How to Write a Good Horror Story: An Ultimate Guide

How to Write a Good Horror Story: An Ultimate Guide

Most people love a good scare. From early years playing peek-a-boo to enjoying ghost stories in teenage years, scary stories have always been appealing. Gothic movies are among the most popular genres in film and television. If you’re a natural at telling chilling stories, you can turn it into an exciting career. Most successful horror movies, such as The Shining, Frankenstein, and Dracula, existed as stories before going to the screen.

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The Six Best Horror Books of All Time

The Six Best Horror Books of All Time

Who does not love reading a good book all snuggled up in bed? There are plenty of options like thriller books, fantasy books, and mystery books, but there is nothing better than a spine-chilling horror book that will keep you up all night. While you have unlimited movies and series on your phone just a click away, the superior horror experience that you get from a horror book is unmatched.

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Eight Psychologists Who Became Fiction Authors

Eight Psychologists Who Became Fiction Authors

 

The post is developed in partnership with BetterHelp.

 

Whether it’s writing about a thrilling crime drama or a suspenseful mystery, psychologists can make great authors with their professional backgrounds in mental health. When it comes to telling an inspiring story, these eight psychologists have put together worlds and situations that pull from their resources and experiences. 

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How to Write a Depressed Character That Won’t Depress Your Reader

How to Write a Depressed Character That Won’t Depress Your Reader

 

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Writing a believable character with physical and mental health conditions can be difficult for some writers, regardless of how much experience they have with the condition itself. When trying to develop a character that has a condition like depression, a common worry is that the writing will also depress and sadden the reader. However, there are many ways you can create a believable character that can draw empathy from your audience without getting them caught up in their own sadness. 

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How to Write A Character With ADHD in Your Fiction

How to Write A Character With ADHD in Your Fiction

 

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When it comes to developing your characters, you want to make sure they’re as genuine as possible. Whether this is through their dialogue, actions, or description, staying true to your vision is important. However, it’s also important to ensure that if you’re writing characters with physical and mental conditions, you’re also portraying them realistically. Relying on stereotypes and stigmas can be harmful to your readers with similar conditions. In addition, if you’re a writer that’s trying to develop a character with a condition that you also live with, it’s necessary to develop a full picture from others that have the condition since everyone’s experiences can vary. As the author, it’s a great practice to conduct research and dive into the depths of a condition in order to write as authentically as possible. 
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Five Authors Who Have Suffered From Anxiety

Five Authors Who Have Suffered From Anxiety

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When it comes to writing, a mental health condition can help to push some authors to create, acting as an escape or outlet for them to express themselves. When faced with difficulties from conditions like anxiety or depression, writing can be a healthy coping mechanism to break down the boundaries and struggles that are accompanied by distressing thoughts, emotions, and reactions. In fact, there are many writers throughout history that have used their stories as a way to express themselves in times of distress. These five authors have written noteworthy works while living with the challenges and stigmas of anxiety, depression, and other mental health conditions. 

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