Writing Horror to Control My Fears by Joshua Wolfe

I enjoy writing both as a creative and emotional outlet. The latter being the reason I write horror. My fear of death has been mentally looming over me since I was a child. Writing about death provided me a way to control and rationalize mortality. Similarly my fear of being forgotten in death is resolved, because at the very least my writing will live on when I cannot. These beneficial coping mechanisms have only grown my passion for horror, and when I published my first short story a feeling of pride and success washed over me. I’m now in the process of writing a collection of short horror, thriller, and gore stories to hopefully be published as a novel. With each story I complete my fears lessen, and my passion for writing heightens.