How I got Hooked on Horror

Someone I know wrote a blog entry on why he likes horror. At the end of it, he asked what hooked his readers on it as well.

Instead of replying directly on his page, I thought I’d write a piece of my own, and dedicate to him. So, John, this is for you.

How I got Hooked on Horror

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“Who Would Ever Read What I’ve Written?” (or One of the Worst Questions an Author Could Ask)

“Writing in a diary is a really strange experience for someone like me. Not only because I’ve never written anything before, but also because it seems to me that later on neither I nor anyone else will be interested in the musings of a thirteen-year-old schoolgirl.” – Anne Frank

Admittedly, I don’t know many writers. But I do know many people who want to write. Especially after I tell them that I’m working on self-publishing some books I’ve written, they tell me that it’s something that they’ve always wanted to do as well.

The problem is that they usually follow it up with another statement. Well, actually, a question. “I’ve always wanted to write a book,” they say, “but who would ever read what I’ve written?”

To me, this is one of the worst questions an author could ask.

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