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Writing Horror PDF, ePub eBook As a writer of the macabre, you know the only thing scarier than a good horror novel is the nightmare of seeing your hard work go unpublished. This definitive anthology enables you to learn from some of the genre's biggest names as they share their wisdom on developing horror that will shock and excite readers and editors alike.

30 review for Writing Horror

  1. 4 out of 5

    Greg Fisher

    This book is a collection of essays about different aspects of writing horror and the writing career in general, written by the members of the Horror Writers Association (HWA). The book I read years ago was the 1st edition. The HWA has recently put out a trade paperback 2nd edition with additional articles and better organization. Although I like the cover of the 1st edition better, I'd recommend the second edition to people these days. But, ohhh I have found memories of reading articles in the fi This book is a collection of essays about different aspects of writing horror and the writing career in general, written by the members of the Horror Writers Association (HWA). The book I read years ago was the 1st edition. The HWA has recently put out a trade paperback 2nd edition with additional articles and better organization. Although I like the cover of the 1st edition better, I'd recommend the second edition to people these days. But, ohhh I have found memories of reading articles in the first edition as a youngster and catching that writing fire.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Andrea

    Excellent collection of essays on horror fiction covering everything from inspiration, motivation, creating believable characters and so on. What it boils down to- and this really applies to anyone wanting to be a good writer- is read, read, read and then read some more. Sure, there are no original ideas, but there are original ways of tackling them. This edition came out over 12 years ago and so some of the essays are slightly outdated; I look forward to reading the latest edition.

  3. 5 out of 5

    William Freeman

    A great mix of todays' horror writer's insight and advice. Over three dozen authors providing their advice and background knowledge into the realm of writing horror.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Alexis

    A while ago, I thought I might want to write a horror novel, and so I decided to read a bit about writing horror. (I've read a lot of horror, so this was not the case of someone investigating a genre that they have no knowledge of). I've written a few stories that could be classified as horror and I had an idea that felt like the seed of a book. This book is a collection of essays/articles about horror and writing horror, compiled by the Horror Writers of America. Some of the essays are specific A while ago, I thought I might want to write a horror novel, and so I decided to read a bit about writing horror. (I've read a lot of horror, so this was not the case of someone investigating a genre that they have no knowledge of). I've written a few stories that could be classified as horror and I had an idea that felt like the seed of a book. This book is a collection of essays/articles about horror and writing horror, compiled by the Horror Writers of America. Some of the essays are specific to writing in the horror genre, some of them covered some basic concepts about writing and others seemed to be rather extraneous. This book came out in the 1990s, so some of the market and marketing info was a bit dated (I smiled at one essay which said, "All writers should have an email address.") There were some useful essays in here, and some not-so-useful ones. Even though it was a bit uneven, I made my way through the whole book and learned some interesting things about the genre.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Nikiverse

    A few gems hidden in a pile of dirt. Some of the information is outdated, but this was released in '97 so I'm sure no one is losing sleep over it. Either way, pass. Maybe 1/3rd of the book is actually about writing horror content. Most of these essays are self congratulatory and have little content though. The ones that offer actual writing advice talk about genetic writing advice and don't specifically pertain to horror. The rest is outdated descriptions of the publishing industry. Most of the A few gems hidden in a pile of dirt. Some of the information is outdated, but this was released in '97 so I'm sure no one is losing sleep over it. Either way, pass. Maybe 1/3rd of the book is actually about writing horror content. Most of these essays are self congratulatory and have little content though. The ones that offer actual writing advice talk about genetic writing advice and don't specifically pertain to horror. The rest is outdated descriptions of the publishing industry. Most of the small presses are like - send your writing to horror magazines, go to conventions/build your contacts, or they suggest not getting into horror writing in the first place. Thanks for the vote of confidence ...

  6. 5 out of 5

    Erath Juarez

    Unas secciones se volvieron obsoletas por la evolución del internet, de los ebooks y las redes sociales, pero la esencia de cómo escribir y desarrollar personajes continúa vigente. Tenía muchos años intentando comprarlo, valió la pena la espera.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Richard Knobloch

    Comprehensive and accurate A must read guide to any author, not just the horror author. If you want to add suspense to that romance or a third dimension to your historical fiction then read this book today.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Nate Shouse

    A fantastic how-to from some of the best in the horror field, with various explanations on how and why certain things work in scary fiction. A good reference.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Carma Spence

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    Jordan

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    Kim

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    Michael Camarata

  13. 4 out of 5

    John Ervin

  14. 4 out of 5

    Doree Weller

  15. 4 out of 5

    Brian

  16. 5 out of 5

    A. Sines

  17. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth Engstrom

  18. 5 out of 5

    Libby

  19. 4 out of 5

    Sean Hall

  20. 5 out of 5

    Marquis

  21. 5 out of 5

    Oroacdc Yea Ju

  22. 5 out of 5

    Amy Jonas

  23. 4 out of 5

    Stan James

  24. 5 out of 5

    Tracey

  25. 4 out of 5

    Michael McCarty

  26. 4 out of 5

    Carl Alves

  27. 4 out of 5

    Sean Flynn

  28. 4 out of 5

    Porphyry

  29. 4 out of 5

    Daniël

  30. 5 out of 5

    Raegan Dalton

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