Whether it is on Halloween night or just sitting with your closest friends around a campfire, telling ghost stories is a common practise that goes back a long way. Of course, the idea is to tell a storey in a scary yet exciting way that frightens the listeners. These short stories usually concentrate on a supernatural being or incident, such as a haunted house, vampires, white gliding ghosts, zombies, and crazy people. Although the majority of stories are fictitious or urban tales, since they hear them from a lot of outlets, many listeners do believe some of these. Especially if you’re already good at it, telling scary stories is a fun thing, as your young relatives and friends will ask you to tell them your ghost tales over and over again. You have to keep three things in mind in order to be good at telling ghost stories. Here is the great post to read.
You should be mindful of who your audience is first, before you start searching for good ghost stories to share. It’s important to decide who you’re going to say the storey to because people have different views and take on subjects. If you are planning to tell a storey with horrific pictures, it will be a good bet to tell it to adolescents and young adults, but not to kids, as imagining hideous and repugnant scenes can be too much for their little innocent brains. That said, always remember to adapt the amount of horror your storey has to your audience’s level of tolerance.
Setting the ambience is more critical than the storey itself, to be truthful. If during breakfast you told a very frightening storey, none of your listeners will get frightened. Actually, laughter will probably be the response that is more fitting than being frightened. The argument is that you have to set the right tone in order to effectively tell a scary storey. You’re going to need a dark room or a dark room outside, candles, firewood, torches, atonal music, and a very low voice. The greater the props, the stronger. It’s even better to have a partner to help you deliver the plot, as he can assist you with the effects. For example, during a suspenseful point in the plot, you can make your partner turn a fan on the room momentarily so that the candles can flicker, or have him slam a door. Be imaginative.
It is now time to practise telling the storey until you’re done with the setting and props. Ideally, with all the props available, you can practise in front of a mirror so that actually telling the storey would be automatic. It also allows you to recognise the correct sounds of the voice in the parts of the storey that matter. Learn the tale by heart, most importantly. Believe it, or at least make the crowd believe that you believe it.