For questions about things that go bump in the night. Questions about real or imaginary monstrous creatures, how to describe them or incorporate them into works of fiction.

Monsters are a staple of the and genres, but also appear in 's literature and various other works. From the monster under the bed to the bogeyman, this tag covers any creature that could be described as a monster.

Questions with this tag should focus on the elements of including a monster in a story, or the physical description of monsters. Questions about creating monsters are off-topic. Some example questions:

  • How can I make the monsters in my children's story less scary?
  • How do I make a monstrous character relatable?
  • What are the advantages of keeping the monster unnamed in a horror story?

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