I love reading the classics, much maligned as they tend to be. Here are three reasons why I think everyone should give the classics a try.
For the last four years, like many people all over the world, I have given up my November to NaNoWriMo. National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo for short is a month-long challenge where people try to write a 50,000-word short novel in 30 days. It’s ridiculously hard and stressful, but I love it. So this year, of course, I am going to be doing NaNoWriMo 2017. Even if I am starting off way late.
Horror is a genre of emotion. Its readers go into a novel or a short story looking for something that makes turning out the lights scary. That gives them nightmares which keep them awake for days. And the way a writer does this is not by slapping some blood and guts into a story—gore isn’t scary by itself, its gross. But by, if they use gore, making it count.