Hi all, Not sure if this is the right place to put this, but I hope it is - I did spend some time deciding! Anyway, I've come up with an idea that's snowballed into a rather complete idea, and in a day or two I think I'll be able to start writing. It's a short story, although it'll probably be on the upper end of the wordcount scale, and it's my first horror. It's actually psychological if I had to put it in a sub genre, a little bit like the Silent Hill video game series, along with The Evil Within, a soon-to-be-released video game. The thing is, the genre is completely new to me. I'm obviously going to read some horror short stories, but I'm actually more fond of the raw idea I have, and I want to get it down on paper, so I don't want to 'waste' too much time doing that. So how is a horror written, generally? Do I use the 'short sentences create tension' thing, or is that too childish? When is less more, and when should I add more description of the setting, characters, etc? It sounds like I'm a total newbie, but I don't want to crack on with the story and find out that the execution is totally wrong. If anyone could provide me with links to good sites or books, then that would be great. I've had a look on Google already, and it's hard to tell good sites from bad if you don't know what you're looking for. Cheers!