What makes a scary story
By: Mary Ann Ikan 8B
Synonym words for CREEPY
You can use these words instead of using the word ``creepy`` because it will make the scene have more descriptive words. Also because it won't sound boring if you use the word creepy over and over again.
Other examples could be ~ Nightmarish ~Gruesome ~Direful ~Eerie ~Frightening ~Dreadful ~Weird ~Horrible
Words that set the MOOD
- Somber - Dreary - Forbidding - Creepy
Evokes the 5 senses
- Steely - Foul - Sour - Pitch - Black - Rancid -Sepulchral -Slimy - Grimmy
Heighten the suspense
~ Opaque waters ~Tenebrous valley ~ Unintelligible sound
> Horrified > Appalled > Horror - Struck > Witless > Petrified
When you are making a picture for your scary story
Make sure you have some sort of a scary setting
Examples: - In a sinister way ( The Devils Castle) - In a creepy and chilling dark night ( Sudden Chill on Elm Street) - Wind coming
-Scared children - Shadows - Spooky castles and houses - Flames
You can draw a ghost for the line " The ghost swarm" in Unbidden by: Rae Armantrout
Elements of suspense authors use
You need to hook the readers. If you don' t hook them to the book then they won't really read the book anymore. You also need to do something to get the readers scared or worried about the main character.
Another way is to cut down on the violence. Not everyone likes to read, see or hear about violence. You can have some in your story but not a full page of it.
Example: ~ Spirits of the Dead By: Edgar Allan Poe This poem caught my attention because of the title, it was related to Halloween. While I was reading the poem, it made me want to keep reading until the end! When I was finished reading, it was completely amazing and I really like the words he used.
Like: " Not one, of all the crowd, to pry Into thine hour secrecy." " Shadowy shadowy, yet unbroken, Is a symbol and a token." " Now are visions ne'er to vanish."
I have learned so much things throughtout this project. You basically need to have lots of idea's and need it to be organized. So the people can understand what they are reading! It might take some time to do these steps but that's how you can make a bestseller book!
Resources: - Internet - Notes and everything that was on the livebinder
HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE SHOW!!!!!