"Planning to tell an epic ghost story this Halloween? Whether you have your own ghost story, or it’s something you want to scare people with, Glynn Washington, host of NPRs Snap Judgment, has some pointers for how to make your tale terrifying."
Read the full article to find out more about these tips:
- Don’t rush, and keep it grounded in reality.
- Try not to sound like someone who actually believes in ghosts.
- Tell the story as if it just happened.
- The ghost should look like you, only slightly different.
- Make sure the ghost wants something, and that something involves you.
- Describing gore will only decrease the fear factor.
- Deliver your ghost story like it’s a genuine warning.
- Try to answer these big questions in your story: “Who are we, and why are we here?”
- A ghost story should build, and take place over a long period of time.
- End the story when the ghost interaction stops.
- For an extra challenge, try telling your ghost story in the middle of the day to really freak people out.