The header image for the 2019 #InktoberWriting Challenge.

The 2019 #InktoberWriting Challenge

Every October, I get a little bit jealous of my artist friends, who bust out their Inktober lists for 31 days of nonstop creative productivity. Instead of trying to get back to my artistic roots this year, I decided to publish an #InktoberWriting Challenge, for writers interested in making the month of October all about their craft. I’ve got two lists of 31 horror writing prompts for you below, so keep reading for your dose of spooky inspiration.

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Scrap: Writing about Horror

I got some new material this week for a scholarly article I’ve been mulling over for quite some time. The essay, titled—in my head—“The Real: a Psychoanalytic Approach to Body Horror,” would combine Slavoj Žižek’s interpretation of Jacques Lacan’s Order of the Real with squirmy, David Lynch-style scenes from literature and film in order to discuss how and why this horror subgenre affects us. Continue reading