Writing in the Dark

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.

Author: Tim Waggoner

Publisher: Guide Dog Books

ISBN: 1947879197

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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.

The Corona Book of Horror Stories

The Corona Book of Horror Stories celebrates the best in new horror writing and brings you 16 dark tales from the best horror writers you've never heard of.

Author: Lewis Williams

Publisher:

ISBN: 0993247261

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The Corona Book of Horror Stories celebrates the best in new horror writing and brings you 16 dark tales from the best horror writers you've never heard of. Herein you will find the brilliant products of dark imaginations, certainly; and something to scare you, revolt you or unnerve you, probably - it depends on how jaded and degenerate a soul you are. What we can promise you is a wealth of new writing talent with a variety of different takes on what can constitute horror. You will meet horror that is graphic, or merely sinister; supernatural, or natural - where the source of the horror is all too human. There's the tale of the breakfast that is life-changing (and not in a good way), the story of the loner whose obsession in life is keeping parasites .... among many more dark delights to be found inside. The book also includes potted biographies of all 16 writers and a list of author website and Twitter accounts, to aid you, should this book lead you to the discovery of a new favourite author. We think it might.

The Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction

In a dark fantasy story, the heroes may not win. In fact, they may not be traditional
heroes at all, but antiheroes: people who are morally and ethically ambiguous.
The world building is equally dark—the stories are set where evil has triumphed ...

Author: Philip Athans

Publisher: Adams Media

ISBN: 9781440501456

Category: Reference

Page: 256

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Science fiction and fantasy is one of the most challenging--and rewarding!--genres in the bookstore. But with New York Times bestselling author Philip Athans and fantasy giant R. A. Salvatore at your side, you’ll create worlds that draw your readers in--and keep them reading! Just as important, you’ll learn how to prepare your work for today’s market. Drawing on his years of experience as one of the most acclaimed professionals in publishing, Wizards of the Coast editor Athans explains how to set your novel apart--and break into this lucrative field. From devising clever plots and building complex characters to inventing original technologies and crafting alien civilizations, Athans gives you the techniques you need to write strong, saleable narratives. Plus! Athans applies all of these critical lessons together in an unprecedented deconstruction of a never-before-published tale by the one and only R. A. Salvatore! There are books on writing science fiction and fantasy, and then there’s this book--the only one you need to create strange, wonderful worlds for your own universe of readers!

Under a Dark Angel s Eye

By the bestselling author of The Talented Mr Ripley, Carol and Strangers on a Train * 'By opening this book, you've given Patricia Highsmith permission to follow you, catch you, take you apart.

Author: Patricia Highsmith

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780349014777

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

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* 'By opening this book, you've given Patricia Highsmith permission to follow you, catch you, take you apart. Get ready to run' CARMEN MARIA MACHADO * 'Every story shimmers like a dark gem as Highsmith turns her gimlet eye on domesticity, suburban madness, toxic families and the loneliness of childhood. Often mordantly funny and always psychologically acute, this collection is not to be missed' MEGAN ABBOTT * 'The sheer macabre, amoral brilliance of Patricia Highsmith surely makes her one of the finest writers in the English language' RICHARD OSMAN INTRODUCED BY CARMEN MARIA MACHADO Patricia Highsmith was one of the great twentieth-century novelists, celebrated for classics The Talented Mr Ripley, Carol and Strangers on a Train, but she was also a masterful and prolific short-story writer. This definitive new collection, featuring two stories that have never been published before, confirms Highsmith as a genius of the genre. Peerlessly disturbing, exhilarating and savagely funny, Highsmith's stories still have the power to startle, presenting a world that is frighteningly familiar and as relevant today as when they were written. * Includes two newly discovered stories * This is the only volume of Highsmith's stories to select from a lifetime of short-story writing

A Dark Past

The basic story behind this book is the result of an English Composition subject assessment that I had written during my 7th grade.

Author: N A Khan

Publisher: Educreation Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 95

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The basic story behind this book is the result of an English Composition subject assessment that I had written during my 7th grade. At that time, I was a substantially imaginative and creative young student with an odd craze for writing mystery and thriller content. The story back then was of a teenage girl who goes to a trip to a forest with her mates and curiously discovers an ancient castle where she encounters malicious activity and fights it, and returns victoriously to her friends. This book is based on the foundation of that story as I fortunately recollected it and got inspired to write this book. A DARK PAST is based on an ordinary eighteen year old teen named Ellie, who's constantly haunted by certain nightmares about a particular castle towards which she gravitated, since childhood. During an adventurous trip to a forest located in South of London with her friends Alex, Matt and Judy, she actually discovers that castle. Upon visiting it, the creepy place provides a link to her horrifying past life as well as the spine-chilling dreams.

The Weird

Together these stories form The Weird, and its practitioners include some of the greatest names in twentieth and twenty-first century literature.

Author: Jeff VanderMeer

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 9781466803190

Category: Fiction

Page: 1152

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From Lovecraft to Borges to Gaiman, a century of intrepid literary experimentation has created a corpus of dark and strange stories that transcend all known genre boundaries. Together these stories form The Weird, and its practitioners include some of the greatest names in twentieth and twenty-first century literature. Exotic and esoteric, The Weird plunges you into dark domains and brings you face to face with surreal monstrosities. You won't find any elves or wizards here...but you will find the biggest, boldest, and downright most peculiar stories from the last hundred years bound together in the biggest Weird collection ever assembled. The Weird features 110 stories by an all-star cast, from literary legends to international bestsellers to Booker Prize winners: including William Gibson, George R. R. Martin, Stephen King, Angela Carter, Kelly Link, Franz Kafka, China Miéville, Clive Barker, Haruki Murakami, M. R. James, Neil Gaiman, Mervyn Peake, and Michael Chabon. The Weird is the winner of the 2012 World Fantasy Award for Best Anthology At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Reading and Writing in the Primary Grades

Because the books they are reading are predictable and familiar , the children
experience success . Many teachers follow the reading of a big book such as In a
Dark Dark Wood ( 18 ) by writing parallel stories based on the patterns in the text
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Author: Maryann Murphy Manning

Publisher: National Education Assn

ISBN: UOM:39015012823558

Category: Education

Page: 80

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Arguing that reading and writing in school should be natural and enjoyable for children, this book is based on the Piagetian theory that knowledge is constructed by each individual and the psycholinguistic view that learning takes place best when viewed as holistic and when instructional materials for children are authentic and purposeful. The book describes the constructive nature of children's thinking, reading, and writing, and the natural development of these processes. Chapter 1 discusses a model of literacy learning and the role of teachers in creating sound literacy programs for their pupils. Chapters 2 and 3 present instructional practices, consistent with the whole-language approach, that support natural literacy development of young children. The last chapter presents final comments. (Appendixes list children's books: favorite books, poetry collections, big book publishers, books used for cooking as an extended activity, and predictable books. A 26-item bibliography and a 17-item annotated bibliography are attached.) (RS)

Whispers in the Dark

Written in Bond’s inimitable style and riveting to the core, this beautifully illustrated book is a must-have for anyone with a taste for the macabre.

Author: Ruskin Bond

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9789386057969

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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For all those who have trembled through Ruskin Bond’s tales of horror and mystery, here’s another collection of strange and dark stories from the master storyteller. Within these pages you will befriend Jimmy the jinn who has trouble keeping his hands to himself, be witness to the mischief of the Pisaach and Churel who live in the peepul tree, and find yourself in the company of a bloodthirsty vampire cat, among other tales and curiosities that are guaranteed to send a delicious shiver down your spine! Written in Bond’s inimitable style and riveting to the core, this beautifully illustrated book is a must-have for anyone with a taste for the macabre.

Essays on Canadian Writing

Her courting fiction also accounts for why Munro writes dark stories , darkness
implying both shaded , inarticulated patches and cheerlessness : ( One ) of the
questions most frequently asked ... is , “ Why do you write about things that are so
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ISBN: UVA:X006165422

Category: Canadian literature

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Humanities

Gooch's biography of the Southern short story maven , written with the support of
an NEH fellowship , will be published early next year by Little , Brown . His other
works ... How did a nice Southern girl come to write such dark stories ? You're ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556039807631

Category: Education, Humanistic

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The Dark River and Other Stories

With simplicity and stylistic flair, this much-awaited volume brings together a novella and three stories that represent the best of his oeuvre. In 'The Dark River', a gothic tale of love and murder unfurls amidst great beauty.

Author: Krishan Chander

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9789351365877

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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Krishan Chander is a stalwart of the Progressive Writers' Movement and a venerable name in Urdu and Hindi short story writing. His timeless stories astound both in terms of quality and sheer volume, yet he remains under-read outside his own languages. With simplicity and stylistic flair, this much-awaited volume brings together a novella and three stories that represent the best of his oeuvre. In 'The Dark River', a gothic tale of love and murder unfurls amidst great beauty. It will take all of Lata's strength to navigate the underbelly of Mumbai with nothing but a vermillion dream in 'Same Old Desire'. In 'Plums', the narrator realizes that there are things that time cannot touch: the citrus mischief of love, memories and plums. Even the most hardened criminal cowersbefore the silence of those who have nothing more to lose in 'Breaking the Strike'. Varied and evocative stories that carry the delicate essence of Urdu and Hindi into another language.

The Little Company

A novel of wartime Australia.

Author: Eleanor Dark

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781743314166

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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A novel of wartime Australia.

A Darker Shade of Sweden

. . . These unsettlingly dark tales reaffirm the dominance of Swedish writers with original crime fiction.” —The Sun (UK)

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Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 9780802192448

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Ever since Stieg Larsson shone a light on the brilliance of Swedish crime writing with his acclaimed and bestselling Girl With the Dragon Tattoo trilogy, readers around the world have devoured fiction by some of the greatest masters of the genre. In this landmark and unique publication, Sweden’s most distinguished and best-loved crime writers have contributed stories to an anthology that promises to sate the desire to read about the dark side of Sweden. Containing seventeen stories, never before published in English, A Darker Shade of Sweden illuminates this beguiling country and its inhabitants as never before. Included are stories from such Swedish literary luminaries as: • Stieg Larsson • Henning Mankell • Åsa Larsson • Eva Gabrielsson

True Scary Stories Volume Two Creepy Little Girl

About This Book: This is the story of how a little girl named Alice was one of the most frightening things I've met! About this series: This is not just a horror novel or a true life story, it's also a game.

Author: Dark Mistress Aurora

Publisher: Dark Mistress Aurora

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

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About This Book: This is the story of how a little girl named Alice was one of the most frightening things I've met! About this series: This is not just a horror novel or a true life story, it's also a game. I wanted to write out my real life supernatural experiences, but I also wanted to remain anonymous, so I disguise my identity by writing two fake stories along with every real story I tell. It's your job to figure out which story is true and which ones are fake.

True Scary Stories Volume Three Clawing In The Dark

About this book: This is the story of how a supernatural creature clawing in the dark was one of the most disturbing things I've ever heard. About this series: This is not just a horror novel or a true life story, it's also a game.

Author: Dark Mistress Aurora

Publisher: Dark Mistress Aurora

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

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About this book: This is the story of how a supernatural creature clawing in the dark was one of the most disturbing things I've ever heard. About this series: This is not just a horror novel or a true life story, it's also a game. I wanted to write out my real life supernatural experiences, but I also wanted to remain anonymous, so I disguise my identity by writing two fake stories along with every real story I tell. It's your job to figure out which story is true and which ones are fake.

Black Pockets and Other Dark Thoughts

stories that should scare you individually , stories that should terrify you as a
social animal , and stories that should scare ... Zebrowski is writing a new kind of
dark fantasy story - as new as , say , Fritz Leiber ' s “ Smoke Ghost ” was in its
time ...

Author: George Zebrowski

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015063250503

Category: Fiction

Page: 275

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This collection of 19 horror stories, culled from the career of a writer best known for his literary science fiction, explores horror as a product of the human mind by allowing personal, political, and metaphysical obsessions to unleash terrors that beset these characters and by refusing to rely on genre-typical terrors such as serial killers and ancient curses. The original novella "Black Pockets" depicts a hate so all-consuming that a man makes a bargain to carry out the revenge plot of a dying enemy in order to gain the power to pursue his own victims. In unusual zombie tale, "I Walked with Fidel," Fidel Castro's ideals are slowly betrayed by both Cold War superpowers. And a Kafka-like uneasiness pervades "A Piano Full of Dead Spiders," in which a composer's music actually is the result of spiders walking on piano strings. Posing as philosophical puzzles, the stories gain emotional power from an attention to character development and the insightful investigation of both private and collective nightmares.

New York Magazine

No one familiar with her writing was fooled; indeed, interest in Pitch Dark was
stimulated. Adler found all this terrifying. And so, when Elizabeth Hardwick asked
her if the publication of the story meant that she'd finished the book, she froze.

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

Novel and Short Story Writer s Market 2004

No sword/sorcery, overt science fiction. pornography, preachiness or children's
fiction. "Especially looking for speculative fiction and surrealism. Would like to
see more ghost stories, student writing. Dark fantasy OK. but not preferred."
Accepts ...

Author: Anne Bowling

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: 1582971935

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 680

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Lists addresses and information on contacts, pay rates, and submission requirements, and includes essays on the craft of writing

Writing Television Drama

TH: A good balance of light and dark stories mixed with humour and emotion,
combined with brilliant pace and structure and drama! Overall, it needs to be a
bloody good entertaining read! NG: What are the common, avoidable mistakes in
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Author: Nicholas Gibbs

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444167610

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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Break Into Writing For Television takes you from the very first line of the script through to becoming a regular writer for soaps and 'continuing dramas'. It starts with the basics of different types of script and production, and moves on to getting ideas, shaping character and dialogue, re-writing, pitching work and the practicalities of who does what in the production world, in both the UK and the US. Structured around a practical, progressive, goal-orientated approach, each chapter contains a diagnostic test, case studies, practical exercises and Aide Memoire boxes. Each chapter concludes with a reminder of the key points of the chapter (Focus Points) and a round-up of what to expect in the next (Next Step), which will whet your appetite for what's coming and how it relates to what you've just read.