I have always been fascinated by morally ambiguous characters. Villains, anti-heroes and anti-villains have always been my favourite characters to read, watch and write. There’s something fun and more human about them. Typical heroes are easy to work out – they do what is right, for the good of all. But that’s not always the … Continue reading The Log House – My characters, and why none of them are good people.
To me, the monster is the most important aspect of the horror novel. It’s what your protagonist is fighting or fleeing. It gives your novel pace and conflict. But how many times have you picked up a book, invested yourself in the story, only to reach the monster and think… Eh. When the monster of … Continue reading Creating your monster – Writing a scary horror creature