Thursday, October 16, 2014

Halloween Meme #3 (10/17/2014.)

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Welcome to my Halloween Meme! Each Friday in October I will be asking a Halloween or Horror related question.

Feel free to simply answer the question in the comments below OR grab the button to create a post on your blog and don't forget to come back and leave your name/url in the linky.

Check out other blogs for their posts as well.

Question: In your opinion, what makes a scary story effective?

1. Investments.  Being attached to a character, then not knowing if they will live or die.
2. A surprise or twist.  Having something turned on it's head.  Like an innocent clown turning out to be a killer.  Or, not knowing who the killer is.
3. Tension.  When you know something terrible is going to happen, but you don't know exactly what and you don't know exactly when.

These are just a few things that I find make a scary story especially scary.  What is on your list?


Kim Griffin said...

Believable premise, good characters, and good pacing.

Midnyte Reader said...

@Kim, those are great elements to have in a scary story.

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