Writers Workshop of Horror

Contributors to this work include: Clive Barker, Joe R. Lansdale, F. Paul Wilson, Ramsey Campbell, Thomas F. Monteleone, Deborah LeBlanc, Gary A. Braunbeck, Brian Keene, Elizabeth Massie, Tom Piccirilli, Jonathan Maberry, Tim Waggoner, Mort ...

Author: Michael Knost

Publisher:

ISBN: 0982493916

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Writers Workshop of Horror focuses solely on honing the craft of writing. It includes solid advice, from professionals of every publishing level, on how to improve one's writing skills. The volume edited by Michael Knost includes contributions by a dream-team of nationally known authors and storytellers, many Bram Stoker Award winners. Contributors to this work include: Clive Barker, Joe R. Lansdale, F. Paul Wilson, Ramsey Campbell, Thomas F. Monteleone, Deborah LeBlanc, Gary A. Braunbeck, Brian Keene, Elizabeth Massie, Tom Piccirilli, Jonathan Maberry, Tim Waggoner, Mort Castle, G. Cameron Fuller, Rick Hautala, Scott Nicholson, Michael A. Arnzen, J.F. Gonzalez, Michael Laimo, Lucy A. Snyder, Jeff Strand, Lisa Morton, Jack Haringa, Gary Frank, Jason Sizemore, Robert N. Lee, Tim Deal, Brian Yount, Brian J. Hatcher, and others. Here is what certain industry publications have already said about this exceptional project: A veritable treasure trove of information for aspiring writers straight from the mouths of today's top horror scribes! Rue Morgue Magazine. Packing more knowledge and sound advice than four years worth of college courses . . . It s focused on the root of your evil, the writing itself. Fangoria Magazine.

On Writing Horror

New and classic advice and tips from some of the best names in the field are featured in this guide for writers seeking authoritative instruction and inspiration on writing and selling horror. Original. 10,000 first printing.

Author: Mort Castle

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: UCSC:32106019176715

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 260

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New and classic advice and tips from some of the best names in the field are featured in this guide for writers seeking authoritative instruction and inspiration on writing and selling horror. Original. 10,000 first printing.

On Writing Horror

A Handbook by the Horror Writers Association Mort Castle ... Educational Online Resources Workshops Horror Writers Association: horror.org Borderlands Press ...

Author: Mort Castle

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781582976938

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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The masters of horror have united to teach you the secrets of success in the scariest genre of all! In On Writing Horror, Second Edition, Stephen King, Joyce Carol Oates, Harlan Ellison, David Morrell, Jack Ketchum, and many others tell you everything you need to know to successfully write and publish horror novels and short stories. Edited by the Horror Writers Association (HWA), a worldwide organization of writers and publishing professionals dedicated to promoting dark literature, On Writing Horror includes exclusive information and guidance from 58 of the biggest names in horror writing to give you the inspiration you need to start scaring and exciting readers and editors. You'll discover comprehensive instruction such as: • The art of crafting visceral violence, from Jack Ketchum • Why horror classics like Dracula, The Exorcist, and Hell House are as scary as ever, from Robert Weinberg • Tips for avoiding one of the biggest death knells in horror writing—predicable clichés—from Ramsey Campbell • How to use character and setting to stretch the limits of credibility, from Mort Castle With On Writing Horror, you can unlock the mystery surrounding classic horror traditions, revel in the art and craft of writing horror, and find out exactly where the genre is going next. Learn from the best, and you could be the next best-selling author keeping readers up all night long.

The Readers Advisory Guide to Horror

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. New York: Scribner, 2000. Knost, Michael, ed. Writers Workshop of Horror. Breinigsville, PA: Woodland Press, 2009.

Author: Becky Siegel Spratford

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838911129

Category: Education

Page: 170

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Vampires, zombies, ghosts, and ghoulies: there are more things going bump in the night than ever. So how do you wend your way through all of them to find the ones that interest a particular reader? RA expert Spratford updates her advisory to include the latest in monsters and the macabre.

Writing in the Dark

Tim Waggoner draws on thirty years' experience as a writer and teacher and offers advice, guidance, and insights on how to compose horror stories and novels that are original, frightening, entertaining, and well-written.

Author: Tim Waggoner

Publisher: Guide Dog Books

ISBN: 1947879235

Category:

Page: 236

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In this comprehensive textbook devoted to the craft of writing horror fiction, award-winning author Tim Waggoner draws on thirty years' experience as a writer and teacher. Writing in the Dark offers advice, guidance, and insights on how to compose horror stories and novels that are original, frightening, entertaining, and well-written. Waggoner covers a wide range of topics, among them why horror matters, building viable monsters, generating ideas and plotlines, how to stylize narratives in compelling ways, the physiology of fear, the art of suspense, avoiding clichés, marketing your horror writing, and much more. Each chapter includes tips from some of the best horror professionals working today, such as Joe Hill, Ellen Datlow, Joe R. Lansdale, Maurice Broaddus, Yvette Tan, Thomas Ligotti, Jonathan Maberry, Edward Lee, and John Shirley. There are also appendices with critical reflections, pointers on the writing process, ideas for characters and story arcs, and material for further research. Writing in the Dark derives from Waggoner's longtime blog of the same name. Suitable for classroom use, intensive study, and bedside reading, this essential manual will appeal to new authors at the beginning of their career as well as veterans of the horror genre who want to brush up on their technique.

Tales of the Serendip

http://horror.onlinewritingworkshop.com The Online Writing Workshop for Horror is for writers and readers of all kinds of horror—traditional supernatural ...

Author: Mike the Janitor

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595227471

Category: Fiction

Page: 188

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The Tales of the Serendip take place in a virtual pub that exists only in the minds of the fantasy writers who crafted the Tales of the Serendip. It’s a place where, given a few rules and a common backdrop, writers can create small vignettes to explore new story lines, break writer’s block, or experiment with new characters. Plus it helps to keep them all out of the psychiatric ward. Where else would you go to sip fine Akuvian cinnamon wine and have a heart-to-heart with one of your more troubling characters? Or maybe you choose to sit in the Writer's Nook discussing magic spells and comma usage with other writers while slugging down mugs of Korone Dwarven Dark Ale. Bar fights, bad puns, a bouncer named Grendel (yes, The Grendel), and a bartender who can dispense advice and drinks simultaneously, all exist inside this fabulous place. The Tales of the Serendip will bring you inside to see the fabulous writing treasures fueled by the collective imaginations of people who are destined to become tomorrow’s Asimovs, Heinleins and Le Guins.

Pocket Workshop

Included here is advice for handling writer's block, working with voice, and using allegory, as well as methods for scene-setting, landing a good finish, writing despite distractions, mentoring, and so much more.

Author: Tod McCoy

Publisher:

ISBN: 0997951079

Category:

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Write Horror Fiction in 5 Simple Steps

Horror (You Write It!). Edina, Minn.: ABDO and Daughters, 2009. Knost, Michael, ed. Writers Workshop of Horror. Chapmanville, W.Va.: Woodland Press, 2009.

Author: Laura Baskes Litwin

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9780766043886

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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A horror story succeeds if it strikes terror in the reader. A good horror story is like a good ride at an amusement park. Feeling scared without having to face real danger is exhilarating. The story builds with tantalizing ideas. The reader inches out on the coaster track, knowing the precarious drop is seconds away. Author Laura Baskes Litwin shows aspiring writers how to write a terrifying tale of horror.

The Best Horror of the Year

The Bram Stoker Awards for Achievement in Horror are given by the Horror Writers Association. ... Nonfiction: Writers Workshop of Horror by Michael Knost; ...

Author: Ellen Datlow

Publisher: Start Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781597803267

Category: Fiction

Page: 450

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A doctor makes a late-night emergency call to an exclusive California riding school; a professor inherits a mysterious vase... and a strange little man; a struggling youth discovers canine horrors lurking beneath the streets of Albany; a sheriff ruthlessly deals with monstrosities plaguing his rural town; a pair of animal researchers makes a frightening discovery at a remote site; a sweet little girl entertains herself... by torturing faeries; a group of horror aficionados attempts to track down an unfinished film by a reclusive cult director; a man spends a chill night standing watch over his uncle's body; a girl looks to understand her place in a world in which zombies have overrun the earth; a murderous pack of nuns stalks a pair of Halloween revelers... What frightens us, what unnerves us? What causes that delicious shiver of fear to travel the lengths of our spines? It seems the answer changes every year. Every year the bar is raised; the screw is tightened. Ellen Datlow knows what scares us; the seventeen stories included in this anthology were chosen from magazines, webzines, anthologies, literary journals, and single author collections to represent the best horror of the year. Legendary editor Ellen Datlow (Lovecraft Unbound, Tails of Wonder and Imagination), winner of multiple Hugo, Bram Stoker, and World Fantasy awards, joins Night Shade Books in presenting The Best Horror of the Year, Volume Three.

The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 22

Superior Achievement in Poetry went to Lucy A. Snyder's Chimeric Machines (Creative Guy) and the NonFiction award went to Writers Workshop of Horror by ...

Author: Stephen Jones

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781849017725

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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The year's best, and darkest, tales of terror, showcasing the most outstanding new short stories and novellas by both contemporary masters of the macabre and exciting newcomers. As ever, this acclaimed anthology also offers the most comprehensive annual overview of horror around the world in all its incarnations; a comprehensive necrology of famous names; and a list of indispensable contact addresses for the dedicated horror fan and writer alike. The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror remains the world's leading annual anthology dedicated solely to presenting the best in contemporary horror fiction.

The Best Horror of the Year

Writers Workshop of Horror edited by Michael Knost (Woodland Press) contains nuts and bolts and more general advice about writing horror, plus interviews ...

Author: Ellen Datlow

Publisher: Start Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781597802499

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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Celebrities take refuge in a white-walled mansion as plague and fever sweep into Cannes; a killer finds that the living dead have no appetite for him; a television presenter stumbles upon the chilling connection between a forgotten animal act and the Whitechapel Murders; a nude man unexpectedly appears in the backgrounds of film after film; mysterious lights menace the crew of a small plane; a little girl awakens to discover her nightlight--and more--missing; two sisters hunt vampire dogs in the wild hills of Fiji; lovers get more than they bargained for in a decadent discotheque; a college professor holds a classroom mesmerized as he vivisects Poe's "The Masque of the Red Death"... What frightens us, what unnerves us? What causes that delicious shiver of fear to travel the lengths of our spines? It seems the answer changes every year. Every year the bar is raised; the screw is tightened. Ellen Datlow knows what scares us; the seventeen stories included in this anthology were chosen from magazines, webzines, anthologies, literary journals, and single author collections to represent the best horror of the year. Legendary editor Ellen Datlow (Poe: New Tales Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe), winner of multiple Hugo, Bram Stoker, and World Fantasy awards, joins Night Shade Books in presenting The Best Horror of the Year, Volume Two.

The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 21

Edited by Michael Knost, Writers Workshop of Horror from Woodland Press included twentyfour articles on writing horror fiction by Joe R. Lansdale, ...

Author: Stephen Jones

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781849016728

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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The year's best, and darkest, tales of terror, showcasing the most outstanding new short stories and novellas by both contemporary masters of the macabre and exciting newcomers. As ever, this acclaimed anthology also offers the most comprehensive annual overview of horror around the world in all its incarnations; a comprehensive necrology of famous names; and a list of indispensable contact addresses for the dedicated horror fan and writer alike. The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror remains the world's leading annual anthology dedicated solely to presenting the best in contemporary horror fiction. Praise for Stephen Jones: 'The best horror anthologist in the business is, of course, Stephen Jones, whose Mammoth Book of Best New Horror is one of the major bargains of this as of any other year.' Roz Kavaney 'An essential volume for horror readers.' Locus 'Stephen Jones . . . has a better sense of the genre than almost anyone in this country.' Lisa Tuttle, The Times Books

Instigation

BOMC, 2000. Knost, Michael, ed. Writers Workshop of Horror. Woodland Press, 2009. Morrell, David. Lessons From a Lifetime of Writing. Writer's Digest, 2002.

Author: Michael Arnzen

Publisher: Mastication Publications

ISBN: 9781939584069

Category: Education

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INSTIGATION: Creative Prompts on the Dark Side by award-winning horror author and writing professor Michael A. Arnzen is a treasury of twisted tips, strange scenarios and disturbing sparks to help ignite the fuel in your creative furnace. Its aim? To push you into the danger zone of your imagination, by thinking in unconventional ways and trying things you never thought -- or dared -- to try before in your writing, art, or dreams. Features include prompts for new stories, revision, memoir writing and NaNoWriMo. Also includes articles by Arnzen on the writing process.

Contemporary Gothic and Horror Film

This book looks at contemporary Gothic cinema within a transnational approach.

Author: Keith McDonald

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781785277757

Category: Art

Page: 250

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This book looks at contemporary Gothic cinema within a transnational approach. With a focus on the aesthetic and philosophical roots which lie at the heart of the Gothic, the study invokes its literary as well as filmic forebears by exploring how these styles informed strands of the modern filmic Gothic: the ghost narrative, folk horror, the vampire movie, cosmic horror and, finally, the zombie film. In recent years, the concept of transnationalism has ‘trans’-cended its original boundaries, perhaps excessively in the minds of some. Originally defined in the wake of the rise of globalisation in the 1990s, as a way to study cinema beyond national boundaries, where the look and the story of a film reflected the input of more than one nation, or region, or culture. It was considered too confining to study national cinemas in an age of internationalization, witnessing the fusions of cultures, and post-colonialism, exile and diasporas. The concept allows us to appreciate the broader range of forces from a wider international perspective while at the same time also engaging with concepts of nationalism, identity and an acknowledgement of cinema itself.

Harlan County Horrors

Twelve stories of coal-black shadow from authors intimately familiar with the ... –Michael Knost, editor of Writers Workshop of Horror and Legends of the ...

Author: Mari Adkins

Publisher: Apex Publications

ISBN:

Category:

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In the black heart of coal country, malevolent spirits and unearthly creatures slip from the shadows into the minds and hearts of men. Young women, twisted by pain, call for love and revenge by the light of the moon. A dead dog by the side of the road is more than it seems. In Harlan County, Kentucky, the supernatural and the mundane mingle in the depths of the earth, filling the mines with powerful forces that draw people down and corrupt from within. Harlan County Horrors is a regional based horror anthology by Apex Magazine submissions editor Mari Adkins. It features stories by Alethea Kontis, Debbie Kuhn, Earl Dean, Geoffrey Girard, Jason Sizemore, Jeremy Shipp, Maurice Broaddus, Robby Sparks, Ronald Kelly, Stephanie Lenz, Steven Shrewsbury, and TL Trevaskis. Table of Contents: “The Witch of Black Mountain” – Alethea Kontis “The Power of Moonlight” – Debbie Kuhn “Hiding Mountain: Our Future in Apples” – Earl Dean “Psychomachia” – Geoffrey Girard “Yellow Warbler” – Jason Sizemore “Kingdom Come” – Jeremy C. Shipp “Trouble Among the Yearlings” – Maurice Broaddus “Spirit Fire” – Robby Sparks “The Thing at the Side of the Road” – Ronald Kelly “Inheritance” – Stephanie Lenz “Greater of Two Evils” – Steven Shrewsbury “Harlan Moon” – TL Trevaskis Reviews: “Harlan County Horrors” is an eclectic collection of chilling tales set deep in the hills and coal mines of Kentucky. Edited by Mari Adkins, it features fresh voices and some very unique stories. --Shroud Magazine Although not batting a thousand, HARLAN COUNTY HORRORS hits enough — and some of it hard — to make it memorable. It’s a unique idea for a fiction collection to set all its contents in a locale so precise; yes, Akashic targets places with its city-based NOIR series, but those whereabouts tend toward the iconic and capitals — by contrast, Harlan County is a small, blue-collar town with a population around 33,000. In other words, one of the least likely places around which to center a book of site-specific stories. --Bookgasm Blurbs: “Harlan County Horrors is a jaunty return ride to the land of scary rednecks.” —Weston Ochse, author of Scarecrow Gods and Blaze of Glory “It’s been a while since I’ve read an anthology as good as Harlan County Horrors. Throughout the project, Harlan County maintains her individuality while the authors offer varying plots and characters that define her people, mountains, and valleys. All the while, Mari Adkins does a great job as tour guide, ensuring a bushel of great old-fashioned storytelling, Appalachian folklore, and well-developed characters. I had a hankerin’ for a chaw of tobacco the whole time I read it.” —Michael Knost, editor of Writers Workshop of Horror and Legends of the Mountain State “Harlan County Horrors is a breathtaking thrill ride into the nightmarish backwoods of America’s Heartland. Visceral and imaginative, Mari Adkins invites you into the darkest recesses of the Appalachian landscape, navigating through the malefic folklore of a timeless place where the roots of horror run deep.” —Bob Freeman, author of Descendant “A delightful romp through the backwoods of hillbilly horror.” —Scott Nicholson, author of Scattered Ashes “The authors of Harlan County Horrors take us not only through the cold, black depths of coal mines, but into an equally dark, mystical core and its effects on humanity. Mari Adkins sends us on a runaway cart through the past, present, and future of a land not meant to be trespassed, let alone punctured miles deep. If you thought the best thing about Kentucky was its fried chicken, I dare you to cross the county line with this book as your guide.” —Jerrod Blazer, author of Fear the Woods and Zombie Bastard

Morbid Curiosities An Anthology of Unconventional Horror Stories

AT Writing Workshop & Publication 2019 ... Director of Yale-NUS Writers' Centre, who helped us greatly throughout our early stages in learning writing ...

Author: AT Writing Workshop & Publication 2019

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780359533466

Category: Fiction

Page: 172

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Vampires? Werewolves? Ghosts? Not quite. This anthology of horror peels back the veneer of normalcy to uncover the strange and spine-tingling fears lurking behind. Created by the minds of Singapore American School's Advanced Topic Writing Workshop and Publication students, this collection of twenty-five oddly specific horrors will make you look twice at everything from a Barbie doll to a ball of twine.

The Tales of Horror

At the center, a beautiful woman is dead. But is she? The tale is disassembled to offer alternate reading -- as a story, as a flipbook, and as a text scored for old and familiar voices.

Author: Laura Mullen

Publisher: Kelsey Street Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105028973779

Category: Fiction

Page: 107

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Fiction. Poetry. Laura Mullen's clever postmodern gothic is a tour de force. Here enter the stock elements of the generic horror tale: the haunted house, the doctor, the down-to-earth gardener, the chatty housemaid, the sunny morning and dark portentous night. At the center, a beautiful woman is dead. But is she? The tale is disassembled to offer alternate reading -- as a story, as a flipbook, and as a text scored for old and familiar voices. The ancient house the abandoned house the house that has been like that forever ... Dark shape in its bed of rank weeds its entrance gaping but not I was wrong like that/ Forever a shred of white lace at a broken window insisted on history.

100 Black Women in Horror

In 1969 and 1970 she attended two writer's workshops that she says helped her writing. One was the Screenwriter's Guild of America shop where she met Harlan ...

Author: Sumiko Saulson

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781387587131

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 180

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Containing the biographies of over one hundred black women who write horror, 100+ Black Women in Horror is a reference guide, a veritable who's who of female horror writers from the African Diaspora. It is an expansion of the original 2014 book 60 Black Women in Horror. February is African American History Month here in the United States. It is also Women in Horror Month (WiHM). This list of black women who write horror was compiled at the intersection of the two. It consists of an alphabetical listing of the women with biographies, photos, and web addresses, as well as interviews with 17 of these women and an essay by David Watson on LA Banks and Octavia Butler.

Fiction Writer s Workshop

Describe a setting for a horror story. You might pattern it after Emily Brontë's example. Use the same lack of narrative distance as she does—let your ...

Author: Josip Novakovich

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599637228

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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Master the Elements of the Writing Workshop The great paradox of the writing life is that to be a good writer, you must be both interested in the world around you and comfortable working in solitude for hours on end. Fiction Writer's Workshop is designed to help you foster a strong sense of independence–of being and thinking on your own, of becoming self-evaluative without being self-critical–in order to accomplish what others seek in classroom groups. In this comprehensive guide, award-winning writer and teacher Josip Novakovich explores every aspect of the art of fiction and provides all the tools and techniques you'll need to develop day-to-day discipline as well as a personal writing style, such as: • More than 100 writing exercises, including dozens that are new to this edition, that challenge you to experiment with diverse writing styles • Specific statements of purpose for each exercise, to help guide you and instruct you at every step of the creative process • Self-critique questions to help you assess your work and identify strengths and weaknesses before moving on to the next lesson • The full text of eight acclaimed short stories, with analysis and exercises, to provide models for your own writing and help reinforce the lessons you've learned The practical, insightful methods offered in this workshop will clarify your voice, broaden your perspective, and strengthen your fiction."