On Writing Horror

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.

Author: Mort Castle

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781582976938

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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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.

Compass Points Horror Upon Horror

The horror novel has often been looked upon as the poor relation in the literary world, and yet some of our greatest writers have published novels under its banner.

Author: Suzanne Ruthven

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781782792659

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 90

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The horror novel has often been looked upon as the poor relation in the literary world, and yet some of our greatest writers have published novels under its banner. Horror writer (Whittlewood and The Wild Horseman) and former Gothic Society member, Suzanne Ruthven brings us a step-by-step guide to writing horror fiction.

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: 1647580560

Category: Fiction

Page: 48

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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.

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

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.

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

Write Horror Fiction in 5 Simple Steps

"Divides the creative writing process into five steps, from inspiration to publishable story, and includes in-depth treatment of the horror fiction genre with writing prompts"--Provided by publisher.

Author: Laura Baskes Litwin

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 076603836X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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"Divides the creative writing process into five steps, from inspiration to publishable story, and includes in-depth treatment of the horror fiction genre with writing prompts"--Provided by publisher.

The Easy Way to Write Horror That Sells

Here’s what the book covers: * How to build suspense * How to create believable characters * How to come up with original and compelling ideas * How to create convincing monsters and psychological enemies * How to sustain a series of ...

Author: Rob Parnell

Publisher: R&R Books Film Music

ISBN: PKEY:6610000287512

Category: Reference

Page: 115

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Good horror is sophisticated. More and more writers, like Joe Hill and Jack Ketchum, are winding up in the literary section of your local bookshop or library. No longer is horror marginalized. It's increasingly seen as respectable and justifiably good writing. So, believe me, it's more than possible to make a very good living from writing horror and dark fantasy! Do you want success as a horror writer? And get to grips with a genre that will benefit all of your writing. Here’s what the book covers: * How to build suspense * How to create believable characters * How to come up with original and compelling ideas * How to create convincing monsters and psychological enemies * How to sustain a series of stories / books / movies * And much more!

Writing Monsters

"Athans uses classic examples from books, films, and the world around us to explore what makes monsters memorable--and terrifying.

Author: Philip Athans

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781599638089

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 217

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"Athans uses classic examples from books, films, and the world around us to explore what makes monsters memorable--and terrifying. You'll learn what monsters can (and should) represent in your story and how to create monsters from the ground up"--Back cover.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ramsey Campbell and Modern Horror Fiction

The volume includes an introduction by Campbell on his reasons for becoming a horror writer. Distributed in the U.S. by ISBS. c. Book News Inc.

Author: S. T. Joshi

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 0853237751

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 180

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Contemporary English horror fiction writer Ramsey Campbell is the author of nearly 20 novels and hundreds of short stories. In this study, freelance writer Joshi examines the themes in Campbell's writing, from his early imitations of H.P. Lovecraft's style through the development of his own style as found in his major novels and anthologies. The volume includes an introduction by Campbell on his reasons for becoming a horror writer. Distributed in the U.S. by ISBS. c. Book News Inc.

Dark Dreamers on Writing

Bram Stoker Award Winner for Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction Dark Dreamers on Writing contains quotes from dozens of prominent authors in the horror genre including Stephen King, Robert McCammon, Clive Barker, Dean R. Koontz, Robert ...

Author: Stanley Wiater

Publisher: Crossroad Press

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page:

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Bram Stoker Award Winner for Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction Dark Dreamers on Writing contains quotes from dozens of prominent authors in the horror genre including Stephen King, Robert McCammon, Clive Barker, Dean R. Koontz, Robert Bloch, Ray Bradbury, Neil Gaiman, Jack Ketchum, Richard Matheson, Peter Straub, and many other masters of the genre. The authors discuss their influences, creative visions, how they handle fame and fortune, personal fears, where they get their ideas, and their overall approach to writing. Also included are a list of the author's 113 favorite horror and dark fantasy novels and almost 40 recommended short story collections.

Lovecraft s Guide to Writing A Collection of Essays

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:

ISBN: 1528717325

Category:

Page: 130

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"Lovecraft's Guide to Writing" is a fantastic collection of essays by H. P. Lovecraft on the subject of writing poetry, literature and supernatural horror fiction. 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 collection not to be missed by those 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", "The Allowable Rhyme", "Metrical Regularity", "Literary Composition", 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 biography of the author.

Writing Horror Fiction

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Author: Dartan Creations

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1544996071

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Blank lined journals are perfect to record all the important events in your life and this 6 x 9, 108 page lined notebook is excellent for doing just that. A place for all your thoughts, poems, funny quips or even recipes. Honestly it is just lined paper inside so you can make it into anything you want. A day timer, travel journal, diary, notebook for school, etc. You could even write the next bestselling graphic novel in it. O.K. I know you get it. Oh and it makes the perfect gift. Blank Book Billionaire Journals, Coloring Books and Puzzle Books is focused on creating high quality, fun and yet practical books to enhance your daily life. Whether you are looking for a funny and hilarious journal as a gift option or something to track your fondest memories or your favorite recipes we have it. We have the following books ready for you in multiple varieties: Notorious Notebooks Journal Your Life's Journey My Recipe Journal My Travel Journal My Bucket List My Diet Journal My Food Journal My Dream Journal My Gratitude Journal My Pregnancy Journal My To Do List Journal My Address Book My Smoothie Recipe Journal My Fitness Journal My Workout Journal My Golfing Log Book My Running Journal My Daily Journal My Lined Journal My Lined Notebook Kadence Lee Coloring Books Just search Amazon for any one of these author names and look for ones with Blank Book Billionaire. Scroll up and grab your copy today, nah grab two ;)

On Writing Horror

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Author: Mort Castle

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: UCSC:32106019176715

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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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.