I apologize for not posting anything in a while. I’ve been extremely busy. But I wanted to get out an update on the latest project I’ve been working on.
Writers Workshop of Horror is almost finished and ready to go to the printers!
This is a project I have wanted to do for a long while, and was able to see it through with some of the best writers in the business.
Writers Workshop of Horror is a collection of articles/interviews by/with some of the biggest names in the industry regarding the craft of writing as it pertains to horror and dark fiction genres.
Here’s the Table of Contents:
Elizabeth Massie - Once Upon a Scary Time: Creating Effective Beginnings
Michael Laimo - Middles: The Meat of the Matter
J.G. Gonzalez - The Grand Finale
Gary A. Braunbeck - Connecting the DOTS
Tim Waggoner - And Horror the Soul of the Plot
Scott Nicholson - What’s The Point and Who’s On First: Character POV
Thomas F. Monteleone - “We don’t get too many strangers around here . . . .”
Or: Using Dialogue to Tell Your Story
G. Cameron Fuller - A Claustrophobic Locked in an Isolated Room: The Power of Setting
and Description in Horror Fiction
Rick Hautala - “The Hardest Three” Tone, Style, and Voice
Michael A. Arnzen - Stripping Away the Mask: Scene and Structure in Horror Fiction
Jonathan Maberry - Fight And Action Scenes In Horror
Tom Piccirilli - Exploring Personal Themes
Mort Castle - New Fiction Blend: History, Fantasy, Horror
Jeff Strand - Adding Humor to Your Horror
Joe R. Lansdale - Cross Reading
Brian Keene - Time, and How to Make It
Deborah LeBlanc - A Face By Any Other Name
Ramsey Campbell - The Height of Fear
Michael Knost - The Aha! Moment
Jason Sizemore - Be a Conformist: A Guide to Manuscript Formatting
Lisa Morton - CUT! Or, Why Writing Horror Screenplays is REALLY Scary
Gary Frank - It’s All About the Series: An Interview with F. Paul Wilson
Tim Deal - It’s All About the Work: An Interview with Tom Piccirilli
Michael Knost - It’s All About the Craft: An Interview with Ramsey Campbell
Lucy A. Snyder - It’s All Part of the Fun: An Interview with Clive Barker
Jack M. Haringa - The Agnotology of Horror; or, Lies the Internet Told You
Robert N. Lee - How Stephen King’s Writing Advice Broke My Heart and Smashed My
Brian Yount – Top Ten Things an Editor/Publisher Hates To See
I have to admit—in spite of my involvement—this is one of the best writing books I have ever read. It is 100% focused on the craft itself . . . nothing about marketing, promotions, or submission tips. What you will find is solid advice—from professionals of every publishing level—on how to improve your writing.
I’ll keep you posted on the street date . . .
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