Need help writing a horror story.

I just recently joined my school's writing club. I have to write a short horror story. I've always been awful at writing horror. I'm so nervous because I'm honestly not the best writer. I'm not the worst, but I could sure use improvement and, of course, they start with my worst genre.

So, I've been thinking about it and I keep thinking of stuff. Like, for example, I thought about this girl is home alone and she keeps noticing funny things going on about the house and when she tries to escape, she can't because the spirits won't let her.

SO LAME, RIGHT? I mean, how many horror movies has that happened in? I wouldn't know because I don't watch horror movies, but probably a bunch.


So, can someone just help me in any way they can? Maybe give me a sentence to get my ideas flowing? Like a writing prompt type of sentence. Don't give me like a full idea...I want it to be my own. Or maybe even tell me how you come up with your ideas and how you go about planning it? And how do you make sure your horror story doesn't blend in with all the other ones out there?
August 25th, 2012 at 02:38pm