Author Archives: Guest Contributor Shanna Heath

About Guest Contributor Shanna Heath

Shanna Heath (@ShannaLHeath) writes scary fiction for children and adults. A graduate of Grub Street Novel Generator and the LitCamp Writer’s Conference, she is now pursuing her MFA in Writing for Children at Simmons College in Boston. She lives in Massachusetts with her wife.

Writing the Uncanny

    How do we write a truly scary story? What unsettled us in Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House? What tension building secrets did Stephen King employ when drafting the locker room shower scene in Carrie? It wasn’t…

Writing your (gayest) truth

There are invisible radio waves floating around our heads, and somehow every new writer picks up one particular frequency that translates to: write your truth. It’s the first advice many of us receive, and the most often repeated. Some may…