On Writing Horror A Handbook by the Horror Writers of America

ISBN-10: 1582974209
ISBN-13: 9781582974200
Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)
Authors: Mort Castle
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Description: The Comprehensive Guide on Writing and Selling Horror *Features instruction from best-selling authors, including Stephen King, Joyce Carol Oates, Stewart O'Nan, and more *Appeals to beginning and experienced writers *Backed by the Horror Writers  More...

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List price: $17.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: F&W Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/18/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

The Comprehensive Guide on Writing and Selling Horror *Features instruction from best-selling authors, including Stephen King, Joyce Carol Oates, Stewart O'Nan, and more *Appeals to beginning and experienced writers *Backed by the Horror Writers Association Revised and expanded, the second edition of On Writing Horror will appeal to the readers who made the first edition the standard reference in the field, as well as new writers seeking authoritative instruction and inspiration on writing and selling horror. Featuring new and classic advice from some of the best names in the field, this guide covers horror traditions, the art and craft of writing horror, and where the genre is going next.

Foreword : the Horror Writers Association : a shockingly brief and informal history of the HWA
The madness of art
Acceptance speech : the 2003 National Book Award for distinguished contribution to American letters
Why we write horror
What you are meant to know : twenty-one horror classics
Avoiding what's been done to death
Workshops of horror (and seminars and conferences)
Degrees of dread : horror in higher education
A world of dark and disturbing ideas
Mirror, mirror
Going there : strategies for writing the things that scare you
Honest lies and darker truths : history and horror fiction
Such horrible people
A hand on the shoulder
Eerie events and horrible happenings : plotting short horror fiction
Reality and the waking nightmare : setting and character in horror fiction
"He said?" : she asked : some thoughts about dialogue
Keep it moving, maniacs : writing action scenes in horror fiction
The dark enchantment of style
Innovation in horror
Depth of field : horror and literary fiction
Splat goes the hero : visceral horror
Darkness absolute : the standards of excellence in horror fiction
On horror : a conversation with Harlan Ellison
No more silver mirrors : the monster in our times
Fresh blood from old wounds : the alchemist meets the biochemist
More simply human
The possibility of the impossible
Take a scalpel to those tropes
That spectred isle : tradition, sensibility, and delivery or ghosts? : what ghosts?
New horrors : a roundtable discussion of horror today and tomorrow
Archetypes and fearful allure : writing erotic horror
Writing for the new pulps : horror-themed anthologies
Freaks and fiddles, banjos and beasts : writing redneck horror
Youth gone wild
Writing horror comic books - and graphic novels
Acts of madness : writing horror for the stage
Fear spins off : the tie-in novel comes into its own
The play's the thing on the doorstep : writing video and role-playing games
Now fear this : writing horror for audio theater
Good characters and cool kills : writing the horror screenplay
Dark fluidity : online research and marketing resources
The small press : filling shelves with rare books
Sharing the creeps : marketing short horror fiction, version 2.0
For love or money : six marketing myths
One reader at a time : promoting your horror novel
Afterword : quiet lies the locust tells
The HWA members who contributed to this book

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