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Posts Tagged ‘Goosebumps’

R. L. Stine Explains the Gersberms Meme

What happens when a bestselling series for kids becomes a full-blown Internet fad?

In the video embedded above, Goosebumps creator R. L. Stine discussed the BERKS meme, a viral photograph of a girl with braces holding up his scary novels for kids. Stine also talked about his cameo role in the hilarious Gersberms video at Nerdist.

Next week, MediabistroTV’s My First Big Break show will release a video interview with the novelist about the early days of his career.

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Personal Essay Writing: Master Class

Personal Essay Writing: Master ClassStarting October 21, work with the senior editor at Marie Claire magazine to polish and publish your essay! Whitney Joiner will help you to develop your voice, narrative, and identity, draft your pitch, and decide where to market your essay. Register now!

R.L. Stine: ‘Everything That Ever Happened To Me Was an Accident’

R.L. Stine,  the author of the popular Goosebumps horror series for kids, has been busy lately: tweeting scary stories and publishing Red Rainhis first novel for adults.

We caught up with Stine to discuss writing tips, challenging himself and his favorite scary books. Check out the highlights from our interview below…

Q: What’s your advice for aspiring horror writers?

A: There’s no formula. I think you have to create a very close point of view. You have to be in the eyes of the narrator. Everything that happens, all the smells, all the sounds; then your reader starts to identify with that character and that’s what makes something really scary.

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