There is probably already a thread on this, but I haven't seen it anywhere, so I would like to start it now. I just got done reading a thread about sexuality in writing, so I'm curious what people think about violence in writing. Mainly, how much do you show? Now, obviously, gore alone isn't ever going to attract someone to a book, for that there are sixty million slasher movies out there for that crowd. However, there are books within the same genre that have wildly different gore levels like in horror, and so my question is, how do you all decide that? I myself figure it's a atmospheric thing, to help set the mood. If you want a dark story, and it's a violent one, get those details. Thoughts?