How to Use Psychological Horror to Your Advantage in Fiction
ONDEMAND WEBINAR DESCRIPTION:
Horror functions at its best when it elicits a deeply personal response from the reader. The reason why horror can resonate so well with one reader yet fall flat with another comes down to a manifold of specific horrors. By utilizing elements of psychological (and sociological) horror, a writer can root the story within the subconscious, resulting in a palpable window into the pathologies of your novel.
MICHAEL J. SEIDLINGER is a Filipino American author of Anybody Home? (CLASH Books, 2022), Scream (Bloomsbury's Object Lessons series), and other books. He has written for, among others, Wired, Buzzfeed, Thrillist, Goodreads, The Observer, Polygon, The Believer, and Publishers Weekly. He teaches at Portland State University and has led workshops at Catapult, Kettle Pond Writer's Conference, and Sarah Lawrence. You can find him online on Twitter (@mjseidlinger) and Instagram (@michaelseidlinger). He is represented by Lane Heymont at The Tobias Literary Agency.