Breaking the Stigma: Do Horror Writers Have to be A**holes

I run into this all the time.  Authors who write in the horror genre behaving like major douchebags. I say “behaving” not “acting like” because some of them are not acting.  

We get it.  Oooo, you’re dark and twisted. 

Let’s drop the facade for a moment.  

  • Your readers are still people
  • People deserve to be treated with respect (especially when they are buying your product)
  • The obnoxious bit gets old.  Fast.  

I’ve worked long and hard to overcome social anxiety and my general anti-social behavior because fans and readers deserve a little consideration.  I’m not saying there aren’t douchebag fans out there.  I’m saying, if you are given respect be humble enough to return it.  
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