Hey there. I'm writing a Novella where my main character is a scaredy-cat, and it is constantly placed in scary situations, but I have a few problems and I am hoping you guys can help me figure out some ways to handle them. It's a humorous horror for kids and teens and I want the story to be funny and scary. My first problem is, I have never written horror, per se, so I don't have a lot of ways to make the reader scared alongside my MC. Does anyone know where some good references on writing horror might be? Secondly, my character is scared to death of things he is going up against. How can I represent this without having him "freeze" or look shocked every single scene? I don't really know how to represent all these aspects of his fear. He needs great motivation, obviously, to face these things, but how can I avoid making him "freak out and flee" on every page, or at least, not use the same reactions for everything he goes against. I'm worried my story will be about a guy paralyzed and fleeing most of the time, but I really like the idea of a scaredy-cat facing scary things as a job. Thank you for any advice you guys can give me!