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of the macabre, you know the only thing scarier than a good horror novel is the nightmare of seeing your hard work go unpublished.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.
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Oftentimes how-to books fall short because they spend too much time with the basics and not enough time explaining the nuances of their subject. Writing Horror, by the Horror Writers Association, doesn't fall into that trap; the authors of the 39 articles in this anthology assume you can write, and thus they concentrate on getting the most out of working in the horror genre. The result is more like an inspirational guide than a how-to book. Of specific interest is the small section on writing horror comic books, featuring essays on E. C. Comics by Dan Chichester (who has done several Clive Barker adaptations as well as a well-received run on Daredevil), and "Breaking All Codes" by David Quinn (who broke all sorts of taboos in his bloody and sexy Faust). Other authors include Joe R. Lansdale, Joyce Carol Oates, and the one and only Harlan Ellison.From Booklist:
A seasoned horror writer and writing teacher pulls together a vast amount of information on the genre. The psychology of writing horror; techniques of dialogue and characterization; the relationship of horror to other forms of literature; submission procedures; career management; horror in electronic, graphic, and other nonprint media--there is something here about all these and more. Some of the essays require a bit of mental translating, but others--notably those of Tina Jens and David Morrell--are models of clarity, content, and wit. Robert Weinberg contributes a basic reading list, and there are tidbits on markets (inevitably soon to become outdated--the fault of fate, not the editor) and even an interview with and a story by Harlan Ellison. No one seriously interested in writing or reading horror will fail to gain something from this straightforward, largely successful how-to. Roland Green
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Descrizione libro Writer's Digest Books, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0898797985
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 97808987979851.0
Descrizione libro Writer's Digest Books, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110898797985
Descrizione libro Writer's Digest Books. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0898797985 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.1441850