On Writing Horror amassed from an obsession to learn where the power of fear resides. What I discovered was a rhetoric of fear. Fear appeals were common in almost every text that I read. Like a possessed neophyte, I devoured hundreds of articles and texts on fear, power, terror management, and moral panics. The common themes in fear management are what I unpack in this book. This work covers fiction and non-fiction and spans the course of seven years of research. I present to you, an index on the study of fear, drawing from Aristotle, Longinus, Edmund Burke, Che Guevarra, Wordsworth, Foucault, H.P. Lovecraft, Todorov, and many more.
On Writing Fear is an anthology of works studying the way in which writers use fear appeals and how they affect their publics. This book is for writers wanting to learn about rhetorical agency, institutionalized power, and the power of the people.
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About the Author
He has always been attracted to the esoteric or the unknown. Addicted to coffee, Willy spends his weekends hunting for that rare horror/fantasy book in local thrift shops. Fusing his craft of marketing and love of book collecting, he set off to discover new writers in hopes of making Literary nerd friends.