Guide to Writing Your First Cosmic Horror Book
How much do you enjoy reading cosmic horrors? If you enjoy it so much, then, writing for this genre would also be as much fun for you. Maybe even more exciting. Writing it could be the ticket for you to make a mark in the publishing industry. You can never deny the fact that this industry has become so competitive. Especially because the number of aspiring authors is increasing. You can have an advantage. Cosmic horror books are sought after by a handful of loyal readers. Readers that would always come back for more exciting stories. If you have a great idea for a Lovecraftian horror story, you should take action and turn it into a book.
It may sound like cosmic horror are the same as other fiction genres, it is significantly different, even in horror fiction. That is why the process of this will be different. This article will provide you complete guidance for you to achieve a substantial, engaging, and quality book. Below are some tips you can use to do this.
Learn from others.
If you are open to learning from others, you will grow even more. When it comes to writing, the only way for you to learn is to read books. This will not only provide you with writing techniques. Read other horrors of cosmetics. It’s critical to have a profound knowledge of the genre in order to write cosmic horror. Cosmic horror authors also employ Lovecraft’s Necronomicon or other stories with themes and characters. You can still read as much cosmic horror as you can get your hands on, whether or not you intend on referencing the same characters and working within the broader Lovecraft myth. It would be best if you expose yourself to writers that can give you the best content. Make sure that you should check out The Ground Upon Which I Stand by Stephanie Stieglitz. It is a collection of Lovecraftian stories.
Practice. Practice. Practice
Journaling will serve as your practice before you start the actual process of writing a book. You can write about your day, what you are thankful for, and how it went by. Write down about conversations you hear. Plus, journaling is important to keep track of your decisions in life, small and big ones. Writing down your thoughts and feelings will help you perceive your own self, making you reflect on your experiences and keep true to yourself.
Enjoy and trust the writing process.
Remember that the only way for you to come up with a substantial and successful book is by staying motivated. While you are in the moment, you need to make sure that you are not pressuring yourself. Pressure might only drain you out of great ideas. Trust the process. There might be a time when you will feel tired; you will feel like you are in a slump. This is normal. Most writers would call it “writer’s block,” and this normal. Know that your drive will get back to you once you take a break.
Think outside of the box.
This next point is somehow related to the previous step. If you are a learner, you should not stay inside of the box. Go out. Explore new things. Be as imaginative as possible. This is very vital when it comes to these kinds of content. This explores the supernatural and the presence from beyond of abstract beings. Think about the sense of uncertainty and disorder inherent in the human experience when you start working on your novel or short story; how do you play up a fear of the unknown in the characters and motifs you are exploring.
Don’t forget to review and revise.
This is it. You are done with your first draft. Thus, you are one step closer. Nevertheless, do not let your excitement make you forget to assess what you have written. You need to make sure that your content is of high quality and free of errors, making publishers want you.
If you are still having second thoughts on writing a book. Think of all the benefits you can get from doing it. You could ignite a passion. You will discover so much more once you start the process. Yes, it is true. Writing can lead you to self-discovery. Good luck and hope you have gotten context out of this blog.