Check out my guest blog about researching horror on Samhain Publishing author Brian Moreland’s Dark Lucidity website.Saturday, August 16th, 2014
“What does research matter in horror?
You’d think doing research as an author would be less important for a horror novel than other literary genres, because monsters and the supernatural aren’t real—or at least some think so. But in my opinion, the more realistic the everyday details, technology, ordinance, hardware, professional behavior, and science, the more the reader believes what’s going on, increasing their involvement in the story. Even though the reader knows a horror story is unreal, I believe the greater the verisimilitude, that on an unconscious level people believe what is happening just a little bit more—and it’s that much more scary. It all comes down to suspension of disbelief…”
To read the rest of my guest blog, go to Brian’s site at http://bit.ly/1sLFV0E.