Is the horror genre pretty much dead in the book industry? I would say yes, it pretty much is…

I remember in the 90’s and the early 2000’s years, you could find horror novels in almost all bookstores you went. All bookstores used to have a horror section. Now you don’t see a horror section in bookstores anymore. I know ’cause I used to buy a lot of horror books when I was in high school. Horror novels was the genre that I read the most when I was young.

Some  of you may ask, why do I love horror so much? Well, it’s something that I’ve always loved. I’ve always had a huge fascination with dark & scary things. I’ve never been scared of horror fiction ’cause I’ve been so used to it. Sure, horror is still around but it’s very scarce. Maybe that’s why the book industry don’t publish horror novels much anymore ’cause there is not much of a demand for it. The horror genre is still pretty big in movies & TV shows; that is where the audience is mostly at.

When it comes to books, horror is still around… you just gotta find it. Joe Hill (who is Stephen King’s son still writes horror ’cause his latest novel “The Fireman” is a horror novel and it’s a great book too. I’ve read it). Then there’s books like “John Dies at the End”, “Let the Right One In” and “World War Z” which were made into movies. Plus there are a lot of horror written for young adults like the “Twilight” series by Stephenie Meyer. Once again, horror is still around… you just gotta find it.

I like to read a lot of books. I mostly like to read books on horror fiction,  politics, music and celeb memoirs but horror is what I loved to read the most, though. It’s too bad that the horror genre in books is pretty much dead. It’s almost there. The reason the horror genre is almost done is that authors just don’t care to write horror anymore. Stephen King stopped writing horror a long time ago. When was the last time S.K. wrote a true horror novel?

I’m really am thinking about getting back into fiction writing again and I will probably mostly write horror fiction. I will get back into it ’cause I have plenty of ideas spinning in my head like crazy. I just don’t have a word processor on my computer yet but I’m gonna get one. For now, I’ll just start writing stories on notebook paper. I plan to buy a notebook from  the store this weekend. I’d like to try and bring the horror genre back if I can. I really want to get back into writing again. It’s what I used to do when I was in high school. I gave it up to become a musician instead and I want to become an author again.

Kev

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