Is It Wrong for a Christian to Write Horror Stories?
In My Personal Opinion...
I believe it is not wrong.
Why? My reason is: if God has given you the talent, why not use the talent? Sure, don't go and start writing about Satan and demonic stuff, but you can write horror. I don't feel it makes any difference. Just ask: What Would Jesus Do?
Hey, What WOULD Jesus Do? (And Other Questions)
Well, first off, Jesus is God, so He can do whatever He wants, frankly. But, if looking at it from the POV of Jesus, what can you gather?
For one, think what God would want you to do. Would He want you to write about gore and blood and all that? If it has good Christian morals, and maybe the characters becoming Christians in the end, maybe it could pass God's inspection.
Next off: How bad is the horror? Does it have immoral actions in it? If yes, do these lead to a better outcome? When you are writing, and you are writing about a good character, and your mind tells you to make her bad, do it! Go with the flow. You are always edit later. Put all your gruesome thoughts into the rough draft... just don't let your parents, kids, spouse, girlfriend, boyfriend, friends, etc, see it until you're done.
If you don't feel comfortable writing horror, then just stop.
Now let's get our third problem off the list: how much experience do you have with writing? If this is your first novel, start writing short stories or change the subject. Start with fanasty or realistic fiction, which are generally easier for the beginner.
What are Some Rules for Writing Horror?
Make it scary.
Play with the readers' emotions.
Describe the enemy (evil) or the main character if she is evil.
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What Is Your Say on the Matter?
Is it wrong for the average Joe down the road whose a Christian (or even yourself) to write a horror novel? Comment below with your answer, or vote in the poll if you haven't got time.
Bless you all!