- Learn the genre inside out
- Discover how horror fiction works
- Turn your ideas into horror stories
This comprehensive guide to the horror genre also covers the
|Think you have the makings of a good horror writer? The craft
of horror fiction has its own rules.
Writing Horror takes you
through the process of creating horror, including the art of suspending reader
disbelief, the creation of atmosphere and believable characters, and the seven
steps of plotting.
From psychological to supernatural horror, from
vampires to splatterpunk, Writing Horror gives you practical advice on
starting and finishing your manuscript, getting a response from publishers, and
cracking the pro market.
- Keeping track of your ideas
- Creating atmosphere and characters
- Writing young adult horror
- Writing horror comics, screenplays, and poetry
A good job surveying the field and a lot of helpful
advice, particularly for beginning writers. Science Fiction Chronicle
The pages are filled with a lot of heads-up
information acquired by van Belkom over the years and written in a
straightforward, breezy style that is totally reader-friendly. The London
Written by Edo van Belkom. Published by
Self-Counsel Press, 2000.