Making Monsters

Frank Larnerd’s post has given me a fantastic idea: a killer Jersey milk cow named Pansy. All I need now is a plot.

Writing Wranglers and Warriors


This post by Frank Larnerd

Werewolves, vampires, and zombies are staples of the horror genre and while they do an excellent job as metaphors for our fears, they are often overused. One way to stand out among the crowd is to find new (or forgotten) monsters.

Here are five ideas for your next scary story!

5. Go local

Wherever you happen to live, there are unique creatures nearby. Just make ‘em evil, multiply, and set them loose on your characters. Just imagine how much fun you’ll have destroying your home town with demonic pigeons, or herds of snarling genetically modified cows.


Seriously, they’re out to get us.

4. Go ancient

Our forefathers lived in a time of monsters. From satyrs to nymphs the ancient world was steeped in tales of dangerous creatures that remain as exciting today as they were in centuries past. Revive an ancient monster and let your…

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