Why Every Writer Should Watch “The Haunting of Hill House.”

The Haunting of Hill House has become one of my favorite shows, its innovative and creative use of paranormal haunting to parallel past trauma is, in my opinion, one of the best uses of the genre and the perfect example of what horror is really about – facing your demons.

This video by Wisecrack goes through each of the characters in the show and talks in depth about how the show uses classic writing techniques and character arcs in new and interesting ways.

The video really made me rethink what I knew about writing characters and how to go from writing a good character to a great one.

I could rave about the show as well as the awesome video but I’ll leave that for you to watch. Hopefully, this gives you some inspiration to think in more detail about the characters you write.

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