On Writing Horror: why?


…..Horror gets a bad vibe sometimes…. People ask – “Why do you write about horror?” “What got you involved in the “dark side?” …. 

–First of all….”The dark side?” – All of us “involved,” aren’t necessarily evil. Nor, are we bad people. Many of us are kind loving individuals who just happen to be very creative.

We have imaginations that take us to all those places that others are afraid to visit – or can not visit….Some of us had things happen in life – that inspired the stories that we write.

And then there are others that just like to entertain – because it is fun. And – there are people who just love being scared. It is a fact.

“But isn’t writing about horror a sin?”

-No. It is not a sin. Nowhere in the Bible does it say that a person can’t write horror….

There are tons of scary movies in Hollywood and people watch them everyday. – Many of those Hollywood producers and actors aren’t getting condemed. So why hassle a horror author?

…and not everything that I write is dark. Often – I try to tell a story, provide insight or shed some inspiration to others through my writing.  I have written inspirational, humorous and horror.

Aren’t many horror authors involved in witch-craft?

Ummm….no. In fact, many of us are loving Christians…. hard to believe, huh?

My close friends and family who know me – know that I am a very kind, compassionate and loving  person. I go out of my way to help others and I love and care for those I am close to. I just like to write about scary things sometimes because it is fun. And I like to believe my writing is a gift….I love to write… so why not share it with the world? – even if some of it is kind of scary to read with the lights out…

.….even in those darkest moments -there is a light on…..somewhere….

Writers’ gifts and imagination are not a sin……. We love to share our scary tales – and we love and care for the fans who do so…..



Published by Ariana R. Cherry

“Within the depths of our mind, we are battling the duel of light and darkness…good and evil…love and hate…” Between Light and Darkness is Ariana’s most recent collection of poetry… Cherry’s frequent message she delivers throughout her work is, “The journey through the darkness, back into the light.” Her hope is to let others know that they won’t be in that place of darkness for long – that they indeed can reach the light once again…She also wants her readers to know – that – it is okay if they find themselves in that bleak blackness…Sometimes we feel guilty for going to that dark place – but it is necessary to conquer the demons that battle our souls…. Other books that Cherry has written include "Only If" and "Twisted Paths Poetry." Her epic tale, “Only If,” won the “Reader’s Favorite Award” and a 5 star review…and her collection, “Twisted Paths Poetry,” received a 5 star review from Realistic Poetry International. She has been writing ever since she was a child. Some of her inspirations include Edgar Allen Poe, Robert Frost, Stephen King, Emily Dickinson, Christopher Pike and Shel Silverstein. Ariana writes a variety of genres: inspirational, humorous and horror – although writing horror is one of her favorites…. She was 12 years old when she read Poe for the very first time – which inspired her epic poetry tale, “Only If.“ During other parts of her free time, she enjoys taking photos and creating art. Her “day-jobs” include working as a church administrative aide and reporting for a local newspaper.

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