"Don't write merely to shock. People are used to shock-horror. You need to get beneath the skin. Use a flensing knife and keep it sharp. It's good to shock, but only as part of the story you tell."
In this chapbook, Kaaron Warren-the Shirley Jackson Award-winning writer behind Slights, The Greif Hole, and Into Bones Like Oil-explores the craft and philosophy of trapping dark and disturbing fiction on the page.
Drawn from essays, workshops, and articles about the craft and busines of writing, Capturing Ghosts On The Page feature's Warren's tips on writing ghost stories, overcoming professional jealousy, working to an anthology brief, tapping your drams for inspiration, and more.
Whether you want an insight into the creative process that drives Warren's dark and enchanting fiction, or you are an aspiring writer seeking tips from one of the most talented authors of horror fiction writing today, this chapbook is a peek into the mindset and practice of a celebrated Australian author.