Friday, May 31, 2013

Real Writers Never Write About the Supernatural

So, is is true that real writers never write about the supernatural?

Let's see, if this is true, then Bram Stoker wasn't a real writer. Edgar Allan Poe, Joseph Sheridan LeFanu, and Algernon Blackwood weren't real writers either. Neither was Shirley Jackson, since The Haunting of Hill House happens to be one of the great literary ghost stories of the 20th century. Henry James may be off the list of real writers, too, depending on how you interpret the events in The Turn of the Screw.

Stephen King must not be a real writer. Neither is Peter Straub. Stephanie Meyer is right out!

I'm out, too, since I have been known to write supernatural fiction. Poetry, too!

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