When you’re writing productively, you’re letting your imagination run wild. But when you have writer’s block, you can only imagine all the ways in which you are Worse Than Literally Everyone Else.
While I was info-gathering for this post, every article I read mentioned that the genre’s seminal work was the 1764 novel The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole. Consider my inclusion of this fact evidence that I’ve done my due diligence with research.
My mom told me my first two-sentence horror story while we were driving through a sunny strip mall parking lot (I know, the perfect environment for horror). “This one always made me feel terrible,” she said.