Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Pre-order Writers Workshop of Horror

Hi folks,

I wanted to let you know that Writers Workshop of Horror will hit shelves August
1, 2009, but folks can pre-order copies right now.

Pre-order here:


Writers Workshop of Horror is a collection of articles/interviews by/with some
of the biggest names in the horror and dark fiction genres, focusing on
improving specific elements of writing. It focuses solely on honing the craft of
writing. You won't find anything in these pages on marketing, promotions, or
submission tips. That's another book for another time. What you will find is
solid advice-from professionals of every publishing level-on how to improve your

Although this project is centered on writing horror and/or dark fiction, the
principles and advice inside this book will transcend all genres and all forms
of writing. It doesn't matter if you write romance, science fiction, western,
mysteries, fantasy, or memoirs, you will benefit from the information,
ultimately improving your craft by bringing polished elements of horror, fear,
anxiety, or dread to your work when needed.

Here's to creating better nightmares.

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
• 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 Dreams
• Brian Yount - Top Ten Things an Editor/Publisher Hates To See

Pre-orders are now accepted, but will not ship until August 1, 2009

Pre-order here:


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