Monsters, Mayhem and Movies

A couple of great scenes that are all about building tension and ratcheting up the fear. By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer Boo! Did I scare you? In honor of my favorite holiday and my favorite season, a meditation on some of the scariest, most spine-tingling scenes I remember from a couple […]

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That One Time…

Dodging a scary homeless, homicidal drifter. (I posted this on Jezebel as part of their “Let’s Scare the Crap Out Of Everyone” discussion thread and thought I’d share it here…) Okay – this happened to me in broad daylight and is less spooky and more “real world terrifying.” No ghosts or goblins, just one really […]

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Using Fear as Fodder

  Silver bullets, stakes through the heart, and that twist at the end. By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer  “If a fear cannot be articulated, it can’t be conquered.” ― Stephen King I know I’m not alone when I declare Halloween to be my favorite holiday.  I’m constantly hearing reports that Americans spend […]

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Interview With a Vampire-Maker

Anne Rice’s advise to young writers. By Elizabeth Cutright “You have to ignore critics. Critics are a dime a dozen. Writers are unique.” Anne Rice I was not yet 21 when Anne Rice made a book-signing appearance at our local bookstore the Earthling (moment of silence, please, in memory of great urban bookstore lost to […]

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