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FOR WRITERS: Writing Queer Horror

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Today’s writer topic comes from QSFer Brandon Lesane:

How is queer horror different from straight horror? How can we adapt the conventions of “mainstream” horror for our own purposes?

Writers: This is a writer chat – you are welcome to share your own book/link, as long as it fits the chat, but please do so as part of a discussion about the topic.

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1 thought on “FOR WRITERS: Writing Queer Horror”

  1. HI!
    Terry Gene here!
    At the risk of again setting off fireworks, here is my question.
    Sometime in the ’50s or early ’60s, a Horror Genre critic declared that there were only two (Jungian) motivations for horror.
    a) an adolescent boy’s fear of castration
    b) a woman’s fear of rape.
    Any thoughts on:
    1) is this a reasonable approach for critical reading of horror?
    2) how would this be translated for LGBTQ?

    In my Matryoschka Novel ( (this month’s freebie in this forum), both fears drive the first part until the component genders of the MC give it a rest and concentrate on survival.
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