Writers have blind spots – that’s why we can read the same typo a hundred times and not see it. Sometimes we make mistakes. This is why it’s so important to have beta readers and editors who are at the top of their game, and why we need to listen to their feedback.
I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Ginger Nuts of Horror (“Christopher Stanley is hugging lampposts”). As with all great interviews, some of the questions were thought-provoking and hard to answer. I enjoyed having the opportunity to reflect on why horror has the reputation it does, and what horror movements might emerge as a result of the current pandemic – and also which of my characters I’d least like to meet.