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How does one write for an audience that is cynical, yet still wishes to be terrified? And so it took only a small shift to see that I could take this one step further. The ghosts should not be visible — at least not in any straightforward way.
He is always at one remove: As Roald Dahl boldly claimed: Perfection can be eerie. Form is an issue. There is a fine balance between the psychological and the spectral.
Ghost writing must involve a blurring between reality and madness or projection.
Endings can be a problem. Ghost writing is in many ways the opposite of crime or detective fiction, whose worlds are more logical than real life — you find out who did it — whereas the supernatural can have no straightforward point of revelation to work towards.
So there is a necessary ambivalence. I firmly believe in tying up narrative strands, so while every human story must be followed to its conclusion, the reader must be left plot-satisfied but intentionally uneasy, the paranormal at play in the margins.
If visions and voices are rationally explained, it's not a ghost story; if they're not, incredulity can set in. And again, Freud's influence can muffle the shivers: The conventions of traditional ghost stories are there to play with, and, for the modern writer, there is pleasure to be had in hidden rooms, with resistant houses and barely heard sounds.
Tropes can be ignored or upended, and chilling child patterings and mysterious stains are an enticing part of what Henry James called "the strange and sinister embroidered on the very type of the normal and easy".
This is an era conversant with extreme horror and increasingly successful crime genres, with console games that scatter images of blood on the screen. Yet we still seem to desire less definable hauntings in the form of the gothic, vampiric and ghostly.
France leads the way, with its hit supernatural series Les Revenantswhile ghost writer Marc Levy is now the most read living French writer in the world.
Above all, ghost writing is about atmosphere. The mood and resonance, the sounds, scents and tense awareness that here is a place where anything could happen. Even the most sceptical can be seduced by it.Dangler: Born in Chicago, my first book was about the fire.
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