Writing Horror and the Body

Overview of horror literature of Stephen King, Clive Barker and Anne rice

Author: Linda Badley

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313297169

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 183

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Overview of horror literature of Stephen King, Clive Barker and Anne rice

How to Write Horror Fiction

Details techniques for writing horror stories, including how to develop a plot, create a "monster," and build suspense

Author: William F. Nolan

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: 0898794420

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 143

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Details techniques for writing horror stories, including how to develop a plot, create a "monster," and build suspense

Mini Horror Fiction Writing Guide

In this book, you’ll learn:-How to pick a topic for your book that will bring your readers along until the very end. -How to choose a setting for your book that your readers can understand and mentally insert themselves into.

Author: HowExpert

Publisher: HowExpert

ISBN: 9781647587895

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 51

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Have you ever wanted to write a horror story, but didn’t know how to start or proceed? In this easy, step-by-step guide, HowExpert presents Randal Schaffer: a horror fiction writer, enthusiast, and fan who will walk you through the process of not only writing a compelling horror story, but writing fiction stories in general. In this book, you’ll learn:-How to pick a topic for your book that will bring your readers along until the very end. -How to choose a setting for your book that your readers can understand and mentally insert themselves into. -How to write characters that your readers will care about, and either root for or against. -How to build suspense in order to create that perfect “page-turner” that all writers seek. -How to use gore in such a way that you’ll make your readers squirm, but not be so disgusted that they put the book down. -General tips on writing, such as keeping the story believable within the universe that you’re creating, and editing out anything that doesn’t serve the story. -How to wrap your story up in a satisfying way that will make readers seek you out again to read more from you. About the Expert Randal Schaffer’s tastes were turned in the direction of horror with the first film that he saw at the age of four, The Pit and the Pendulum with Vincent Price. The first story that he “wrote” using comic-strip style panels was about a mad scientist who creates a giant moth-man who then bit his head off. As an early reader, Randal began devouring H. P. Lovecraft and E. A. Poe in grade school, moving on to Stephen King and Clive Barker. He is writing his own series called “Shivers: Tales of Erotic Nightmare”. The first of these, Going All the Way is currently on Amazon, to be followed soon by book 2, Lady Frankenstein’s Lover. HowExpert publishes quick 'how to' guides on all topics from A to Z by everyday experts.

Write Horror Fiction in 5 Simple Steps

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.

Author: Laura Baskes Litwin

Publisher: Enslow Publishers

ISBN: 1464400997

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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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. In WRITE HORROR FICTION IN 5 SIMPLE STEPS, author Laura Baskes Litwin shows aspiring writers how to write a terrifying tale of horror.

How to Write Tales of Horror Fantasy Science Fiction

The masters of speculative fiction share how-to instruction on writing stories about the weird, the fantastic, the unknown and the imagined, in 27 succinct chapters.

Author: Jerry N. Williamson

Publisher: Betterway Books

ISBN: UVA:X001785547

Category: Fantasy fiction

Page: 242

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The masters of speculative fiction share how-to instruction on writing stories about the weird, the fantastic, the unknown and the imagined, in 27 succinct chapters.

Fear Itself

Essays to help you understand and appreciate the horror fiction of Stephen King.

Author: Tim Underwood

Publisher: Underwood Books

ISBN: UOM:49015000709379

Category: Horror tales

Page: 255

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Essays to help you understand and appreciate the horror fiction of Stephen King.

Horror Fiction

This is a series of introductory books about different types of writing.

Author: Gina Wisker

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 082641561X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 294

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This is a series of introductory books about different types of writing. One strand of the series focuses on genres such asScience Fiction, Horror, Romance, and Crime, and the other focuses on movements or styles often associated with historicaland cultural locations—Postcolonial, Native American, Scottish, Irish, American Gothic.Authors covered in this volume includeWilliam Peter Blatty, Ira Levine, BramStoker, Shirley Jackson, Angela Carter,Mary Shelley, Stephen King, Anne Rice,and Washington Irving.

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

Category:

Page:

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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.

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.

Now Write Science Fiction Fantasy and Horror

This fifth installment in the Now Write! writing-guide series presents speculative fiction-writing exercises from Harlan Ellison, Piers Anthony, Ramsey Campbell and others to help aspiring writers craft a horror, fantasy or science fiction ...

Author: Laurie Lamson

Publisher: TarcherPerigee

ISBN: 9780399165559

Category: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES

Page: 367

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This fifth installment in the Now Write! writing-guide series presents speculative fiction-writing exercises from Harlan Ellison, Piers Anthony, Ramsey Campbell and others to help aspiring writers craft a horror, fantasy or science fiction novel that is anything but ordinary. Original.

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

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.

Supernatural Horror in Literature and Notes on Writing Weird Fiction A Guide by H P Lovecraft

Within these essays, Lovecraft explores the origins and traditions of the genre in Britain, America and beyond with special reference to the most notable movements, themes, motifs, techniques, and writers past and present.

Author: H. P. Lovecraft

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781528790345

Category: Fiction

Page: 104

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Two of Lovecraft’s best essays on the subject of supernatural horror fiction and how to write it. Within these essays, Lovecraft explores the origins and traditions of the genre in Britain, America and beyond with special reference to the most notable movements, themes, motifs, techniques, and writers past and present. A unique little book highly recommended for readers and writers interested in Lovecraft’s literature and writing style. Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890–1937) was an American writer of supernatural horror fiction. Though his works remained largely unknown and did not furnish him with a decent living, Lovecraft is today considered to be among the most significant writers of supernatural horror fiction of the twentieth century. Contents include: “Supernatural Horror in Literature” and “Notes on Writing Weird Fiction”. Other notable works by this author include: “The Call of Cthulhu”, “The Rats in the Walls”, and “The Shadow Over Innsmouth”. Read & Co. Books is publishing this brand new collection of essays complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.

Discovering Modern Horror Fiction II

Over the course of nearly fifty years of professional writing, Robert Bloch has
dabbled in a great many types of fiction— fantasy, suspense, science fiction,
humor, and more; but it is apparent that his most successful forte is that of horror
fiction, ...

Author: Darrell Schweitzer

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781587150081

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 169

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Writing Science Fiction Fantasy Horror

Packed with all the information one could need this is the book to set the reader off to a good start in writing science fiction even for those with no previous knowledge. The book shows how to turn ideas into stories that will sell.

Author: Christopher Kenworthy

Publisher: How to Books Limited

ISBN: 1857034562

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 126

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Packed with all the information one could need this is the book to set the reader off to a good start in writing science fiction even for those with no previous knowledge. The book shows how to turn ideas into stories that will sell.

Teaching and Writing Popular Fiction

A fascinating guide, Teaching and Writing Popular Fiction provides ways to help students write, using the literature they already know and love.

Author: Karen M. Hubert

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015025193965

Category: Education

Page: 235

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Genre fiction is finally given its due, with 3 to 5 essays for each genre style, filled with exercises and student samples. This fun loving T&W classic was designed to help teachers expand their writing curricula with popular fiction genres. A fascinating guide, Teaching and Writing Popular Fiction provides ways to help students write, using the literature they already know and love.

1001 Horror Writing Prompts

To understand the answer, it is important to look at the fear itself. Whether you are a novice or writing professional, the prompts contained in this book are designed to give you more food for thought when crafting your creative works.

Author: Christina Escamilla

Publisher:

ISBN: 1974316114

Category:

Page: 266

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What Scares You?It's a question that all horror writers want to know. To understand the answer, it is important to look at the fear itself. Whether you are a novice or writing professional, the prompts contained in this book are designed to give you more food for thought when crafting your creative works. The book is also segmented in order to give you the most common science fiction themes and concepts. They are as followed:Demons, Occult, & Paranormal Themes Fears, Paranoia, & Psychological UndertonesMonsters, Creatures, & Creepy Slashers, Snatchers, & Real Life CrimeWerewolves & Other Supernatural BeingsWith 1001 prompts, you are bound to find something that gives you that one spark you need to pen your next great horror story.

American Horror Writers

Included in this collection are: Edgar Allan Poe, Ambrose Bierce, H. P. Lovecraft, Robert Bloch, Shirley Jackson, Rod Serling, Dean Koontz, R. L. Stine, Anne Rice, and Stephen King.

Author: Bob Madison

Publisher: Enslow Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 0766013790

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 104

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Scaring people takes talent. This book is a revealing look into the lives of ten authors who have branded horror writing with the imprint of real life. Included in this collection are: Edgar Allan Poe, Ambrose Bierce, H. P. Lovecraft, Robert Bloch, Shirley Jackson, Rod Serling, Dean Koontz, R. L. Stine, Anne Rice, and Stephen King.

Write That Book Already

Well, maybe not quite, but you are an expert on writing fiction, and if you write in a
certain genre you are an expert in that: a time and place if you write historical
fiction, crime if you write mysteries or thrillers, horror if you write horror, and so on.

Author: Sam Barry

Publisher: Adams Media

ISBN: 9781605501475

Category: Reference

Page: 240

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From the foreword by Maya Angelou: "[T]he joy they promise in their prose makes me glad that I and other writers have been willing to make good writing our aim, and even great writing our dream." "How do I get my book published?" Good question. Lucky for you, publishing insiders Sam Barry and Kathi Kamen Goldmark have laid out the blueprint for what you want - your book. From transforming an idea into a manuscript to finding an agent to working with an editor to marketing your book, BookPage's Author Enablers are here to assist you every step of the way. And they've brought some backup with original insight from literary superstars like Stephen King, Amy Tan, Rita Mae Brown, and more. It's everything you would ever want - and need - to know about the industry from the inside out.

Horror Writing Prompts

This book is crammed with fertile seeds for fiction that will thrill, disturb or scare your readers. Each prompt comes with a wealth of suggestions for how you can develop it to suit the kind of story you want to write.

Author: Rayne Hall

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1545482691

Category:

Page: 180

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This book is crammed with fertile seeds for fiction that will thrill, disturb or scare your readers. Each prompt comes with a wealth of suggestions for how you can develop it to suit the kind of story you want to write. Plant those seeds into the rich ground of your own imagination, and watch them grow.