Friday, May 12, 2023

A Conversation with B. L. Norris Mastering the Art of Horror Writing

Today, we're excited to chat with B. L. Norris, a talented horror writer known for crafting spine-chilling tales that keep readers up at night. With [Number] books published and a loyal fan base, B. L. Norris has mastered the art of horror writing. In this interview, we'll delve into their writing process, the inspiration behind their stories, and their advice for aspiring horror writers.Can you tell us a little about your writing process?

B L Norris : Sure! My writing process usually starts with an idea or a concept that I find interesting. From there, I'll flesh out the characters and the plot, and then start writing. I tend to write in short bursts, so I'll write for an hour or two at a time, take a break, and then come back to it later. Once I have a first draft, I'll revise and edit until I'm happy with the final product.Where do you draw inspiration for your stories?

B L Norris: Inspiration can come from anywhere - a news story, a dream, a conversation with someone. I find that the best horror stories come from real-life fears and anxieties. I also draw inspiration from other horror writers and movies, but I try to put my own spin on things to make it unique.Your stories often have a strong sense of place. Can you talk about the role of setting in your writing?

B. L. Norris: Setting is incredibly important in horror writing. It helps to create an atmosphere of tension and unease that can amplify the horror elements of the story. I try to choose locations that complement the story and enhance the mood. For example, a creepy old mansion might be perfect for a ghost story, while a remote cabin in the woods is ideal for a slasher tale.What advice would you give to aspiring horror writers?

B L Norris: My advice would be to read a lot, write a lot, and never give up. Read as much horror as you can to get a sense of what works and what doesn't. Write every day, even if it's just for a few minutes. And don't get discouraged if you receive rejections - it's part of the process. Keep writing, keep improving, and eventually, you'll get there.What can readers expect from your upcoming projects?

B L Norris: I have a few projects in the works at the moment, including a mystery that will be my next offering and then it will be on to writing book 3 in the Red Vampire series. I really think people will enjoy the things I have coming down the pipeline. I don't want to give too much away, but readers can expect more of the same - suspenseful, scary stories that will keep them up at night. In the meantime, pick up Vampire Assassin.


Thank you so much, B L Norris, for taking the time to chat with us today. We can't wait to read your upcoming projects and see what spine-chilling stories you have in store for us next.

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