Friday, June 13, 2014


Most of you have heard about this great book in its Kindle form. Due to huge demand, Crystal Lake Publishing has come out with a paperback version. 472 pages of awesome! Wow! I will order some for my book store and it will find a home in the county library as well. This tome not only is a valuable resource for horror authors and those who wish to join our ranks, but it is a great reference for all writers, and for readers who want to get into the heads of their favorite authors.

Blaze McRob

Crystal Lake Publishing presents Horror 101: The Way Forward – a comprehensive overview of the Horror fiction genre and career opportunities available to established and aspiring authors. Take note that this special paperback edition has three new essays (Adam Nevill, Charles Day, and Kevin Lucia), where the eBook also has essays by Jack Ketchum, Harry Shannon, and Glenn Rolfe. You can get a fee eBook copy with a paperback purchase. Have you ever wanted to be a horror writer? Perhaps you’ve already realized that dream and you’re looking to expand your repertoire. Writing comic books sounds nice, right? Or how about screenplays? Maybe you just want to see what goes on behind the scenes in the horror genre or a writer's life. “Horror 101: The Way Forward – is sharp, savvy and packed with crucial information for anyone who wants to take a real bite out of the horror genre. Two taloned thumbs up!” – Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of CODE ZERO and V-WARS. Includes: What is Horror by Graham Masterton; Bitten by the Horror Bug by Edward Lee; Balancing Art and Commerce by Taylor Grant; From Prose to Scripts by Shane McKenzie; Writing About Films and for Film by Paul Kane; Screamplays! Writing the Horror Film by Lisa ;Morton Screenplay Writing: The First Cut Is the Deepest by Dean M. Drinkel; Publishing by Simon Marshall-Jones; I want to be a Small Press Publisher Too by Charles Day; Weighing Up Traditional Publishing & eBook Publishing by Robert W. Walker; Audiobooks: Your Words to Their Ears by Chet Williamson; Writing Aloud by Lawrence Santoro; Ghost-writing: You Can’t Write It If You Can’t Hear It by Thomas Smith; Ghost-writing by Blaze McRob; The Horror Writers Association - the Genre's Essential Ingredient by Rocky Wood; What a Short Story Editor Does by Ellen Datlow; Self-Publishing: Making Your Own Dreams by Iain Rob Wright; Self-Publishing: Thumb on the Button by Kenneth W. Cain; What’s the Matter with Splatter? by Daniel I. Russell; Partners in the Fantastic: The Pros and Cons of Collaborations by Michael McCarty; Writing Short Fiction by Joan De La Haye; The Fiction Writing Assessment Form by Tim Waggoner; A beginner’s guide to setting up and running a website by Michael Wilson; Poetry and Horror by Blaze McRob; Horror for Kids: Not Child’s Play by Francois Bloemhof; So You Want to Write Comic Books… by C. E. L. Welsh; Horror Comics – How to Write Gory Scripts for Gruesome Artists by Jasper Bark; Some Thoughts on my Meandering within the World of Dark and Horror Art by Niall Parkinson; Writing the Series by Armand Rosamilia; Running a Web serial by Tonia Brown; Reviewing by Jim Mcleod; Avoiding What’s Been Done to Death by Ramsey Campbell; What Are You Reading by Kevin Lucia; The 7 Signs that make Agents and Editors say, "Yes!" by Anonymous; The (extremely) Short Guide to Writing Horror by Tim Waggoner; Growing Ideas by Gary McMahon; Filthy Habits – Writing and Routine by Jasper Bark; A Room of One’s Own – The Lonely Path of a Writer by V.H. Leslie; Do You Need an Agent? by Eric S Brown; Ten Short Story Endings to Avoid by William Meikle; Rejection Letters – How to Write and Respond to Them by Jasper Bark; Editing and Proofreading by Diane Parkin; How to Dismember Your Darlings – Editing Your Own Work by Jasper Bark; From Reader to Writer: Finding Inspiration by Emma Audsley; Writing Exercises by Ben Eads; The Year After Publication… by Rena Mason; Writing Horror: 12 Tips on Making a Career of It by Steve Rasnic Tem; The Five Laws of Arnzen by Michael A. Arnzen; Networking at Conventions by Lucy A. Snyder; Pitch to Impress: How to Stand Out from the Convention Crowd by R.J. Cavender; You Better (Net)Work by Tim Waggoner; Friendship, Writing, and the Internet by Weston Ochse; How to Fail as an Artist in Ten Easy Steps by John Palisano; Writer’s Block by Mark West; Going Underground by Adam Nevill; Be the Writer You Want to Be by Steven Savile; ...and much, MUCH more

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