For Horror Novels That Make Readers Scream For More

If You're Writing Horror, We've Got What You Need to Make It Work


Craft Frighteningly Good Stories

Writing Coach

Is that the sound of children laughing? No, it’s your new writing coach, AutoCrit, here with the real-time editing powers to help your writing raise goosebumps. Built for horror storytellers from the ground up, the platform brings you the virtual mentorship of some of the genre's best authors.

Analysis You Need

AutoCrit’s tailored analysis reviews over 20 areas of your manuscript and offers catered recommendations to improve your writing. From word choice to dialogue and everything in between, AutoCrit is your skeleton key to unlock the revision process.

Research Makes It Possible

AutoCrit analyzes millions of novels, connects with top editors and agents, and works with authors just like you to understand the vital elements of the world’s best horror novels. Our blood-curdling research is built into every AutoCrit recommendation so you can write to your audience with enhanced precision.


The Most Fearsome Authors Are Waiting

Which famous authors are hiding around the corner?

When you become an AutoCrit member, you gain access to an exclusive and powerful feature – the ability to compare your work to books by some of the most successful horror authors of all time. Here’s a few of them:

- Stephen King
- Ramsey Campbell
- Adam Nevill
- Richard Laymon
- James Herbert

Real genre insight makes all the difference.

AutoCrit has a deep understanding of the horror genre - something no other manuscript editing software offers. Designed to take its editorial cues from the best of these novels, AutoCrit helps you craft nightmare-inducing stories through recommending changes to your manuscript while you’re writing.

Whether you’re looking at the genre as a whole, or for author specific comparisons, AutoCrit will tailor the recommendations it makes to your needs - helping you to dodge cheesy cliches, compare your work against the best, and remove the frustration from the editing process.

As a horror writer, words are your weapon... and AutoCrit will help you sharpen them.

Write & Edit Like a Pro

Just a few of the 30+ interactive reports you can explore inside the AutoCrit platform.

Summary Report

Get a quick overview of your text, highlighting trouble areas you should prioritize, along with an overall summary score to track your improvement over time.


Find those pesky adverbs in the blink of an eye. Simple highlights draw your attention, and numbered guidance helps you zero in on how many you should remove to match today's bestselling standards.

Initial Pronouns and Names

Starting sentences the same way too often can distract or bore your reader. Find out how often you start your sentences with a pronoun or character name, and ensure your writing is varied and interesting.

Repeated Words

Everybody hates repetition. Here, you can identify words and phrases that are repeated in close proximity, so you can trim without having to read the same passages over and over again. You'll wonder how you ever lived without this one.

Dialogue Tags

When crafting compelling dialogue that lets your characters truly express who they are, overzealous use of dialogue tags is a hindrance, not a help. Let your dialogue do the talking by easily tracking and balancing dialogue tags throughout your book.

Spelling and Grammar

Identify mistakes in spelling and grammar and quickly correct them, with this integrated grammar checker. A must-have for any writer and included free with our Free Forever membership!

Compare Your Writing With The Best In Horror






New York Times bestselling author of Carrie, The Shining, The Stand, Misery, It, Firestarter, and more.

Low on Complexity. Big on Impact.

Editing doesn’t need to be as complicated as your plot.

Category Results

Focus your editing in each category with a target number of words to remove.

Word-By-Word Analysis

Know exactly what words to focus on first. No other system comes close to providing this level of detail!

“Jump” Navigation

Save time by clicking on a word or phrase in the Analysis Sidebar to jump your cursor right to the next instance.

Save & Share Your Analysis

Share your text (with or without highlights) with a beta reader or editor with the click of a button!

Instant Feedback Available 24 / 7 / 365

Instant Feedback Available 24 / 7 / 365 No matter the time or how rough your draft, AutoCrit is always at your side. Access the platform from any internet-enabled device, wherever, whenever.

Step-By-Step Recommendations

Follow along with simple, step-by-step recommendations and craft writing that matches the quality of the best of thriller books.

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