I have decided to try to make my daughter and my husband RenPy games for Christmas. Of course, this topic pertains to the gift I want to make for my husband. He loves horror stories, especially the short but effective stories found on the Creepy Pasta website. He doesn't actually like playing horror games as much, just loves reading the horror genre. He's a fan of Stephen King and Clive Cussler (not a horror novelist I know.) He's not a fan of gore, at least when it's for no reason. He also adores Japanese horror films and often perceives them to be much more suspenseful and scary than American horror.
So... I want to make a horror RenPy game that is as engrossing as a novel!
But I have never written horror before. The last time I tried for a library short story contest, I came up with a more Battle Royal-esque story than something scary.
Also worth noting, I am a big wuss! My imagination is always running and I am a visual thinker, which often causes me to scare myself over nothing or while reading those stories. xD
So.. Wow, I rambled and added a lot of random info. But the point of the post really is how to effectively write horror! How to trick the reader's imagination and put it into high gear!
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A horror book I personally recommend is Curse of the Wendigo by Rick Yancey.
Also if you are looking for some short stories, here is a website that has all of H.P. Lovecrafts short stories and novels, enjoy
http://www.dagonbytes.com/thelibrary/lo ... index.html
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