Modern American Horror and the Incredible Whiteness of Being: Where Do We Go From Here in the Age of Social Awakening?

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KC Redding-Gonzalez offers another compelling article. She is an excellent writer who challenges our assumptions about the world and horror writing.

Zombie Salmon (the Horror Continues)

Horror changes when you stop just being a reader of Horror and instead choose to write it.  

Not only do questions arise about who you choose for characters and how they are depicted, but questions take shape around the relevance of plots and the potential for constructing a Literary message that might emerge from your once-invigorating first draft. We often aren’t yet thinking too seriously about the Bigger Picture – the one that suggests we might be writing Horror in a bubble. We don’t notice we are picturing an editor who looks like us, and instead we occupy ourselves with the worries of most novice writers – worries about craft and relevance, about choosing just the “right” marketing venue. We are just writers writing. Or so we think.

We never really worry that we might be judged by too many assumptions, although if you are a woman in Horror…

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6 thoughts on “Modern American Horror and the Incredible Whiteness of Being: Where Do We Go From Here in the Age of Social Awakening?

  1. A really fascinating article. She writes so wonderfully well and clearly about a variety of horror tropes. This was a lot to process but she is absolutely right that we have to open our eyes and look beyond the traditional white-male-oriented tropes in horror and indeed in literature across-the-board.

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