Balancing My Tone as an Author
Posted by Luther D. Powell on March 14, 2012
R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books were the first chapter books I read and collected as a child. My parents being protective of my underdeveloped mental and emotional state, it took a few years of pouting and ‘but Moooom’-ing to convince them to let me read them.
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Though the Goosebumps books are considered children’s horror fiction, I could read one of them now and love it like I used to. The books were scary, but in a fun way. They grossed me out, made my skin crawl and made it hard to sleep at night, but they didn’t make me fear the reality of the world around me, if that makes sense. I was only afraid of the creepy-crawlies and monsters in the books, which were usually magical, supernatural, or of some science-experiment-gone-horribly-wrong kind of origin.
When I was younger, I wanted to write like R. L. Stine.
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