Saturday, June 27, 2009

How To Tell Scary Stories

This is an interesting article, at wikihow, on How To Tell Scary Stories.

Not that I will put it into practice that much, since I'm not in circumstances very often that lend themselves to scary stories. But it definitely has some pointers in it that I will remember if it ever comes up.

It looks like having credibility is the key thing. So the storyteller needs to be preparing the way as the opportunity rises, then have local details, then be reluctant to talk, then not smile, then not lunge at the listeners (although this could be done too, except it takes away credibility.)

I like the whole idea of researching a few stories. You could get some off that ghost hunters show on Sci Fi.

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