I grew up around ghost stories. If you missed a glimpse into my roots go here... My first horror experience in literature was It by Stephen King and I was hooked. I decided to give writing horror a shot with my current WIP and I am hooked, again. I think it takes a certain mindset to gear up to write horror and my first murder scene freaked me out, I admit. I felt, well, bad for my characters and had to learn to separate myself from them in order to give the scene its due. In light of my new found love of the suspenseful, thriller, horror genre, I've posted some links on the genre here. I hope you likes...
I'm also featured on Lydia's blog with a question on disease for a character. Check it out here.
How to write horror...here
Horror writing tips from Horror Write's Association.
Horror Fiction for Children...article.
Thoughts on horror...quotes and links. Here
On the whole separation issue...how do you separate yourself from your characters, especially when you have to put them through something horrific?