11.Bonus-02: Horrifying the Children, with Darren Shan
Darren Shan, whose name you might know from Cirque du Freak (or any of fifty other books,) joined Howard, and Dan, and Steve Diamond at the World Horror Convention for a discussion about writing horror for children and young adults. We talk about which lines his publishers didn’t want him to cross, how he first became drawn to the horror genre, and then we dig into how the “safe scare” of horror can be constructed.
Homework: Think back to your own childhood, and write up one of your young fears into a story.
Thing of the week: The Thin Executioner, by Darren Shan.
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