Bram Stoker Award-winner for Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction!
Nightmares come to life in this comprehensive how-to guide for new and established authors…
Book two in Crystal Lake Publishing's The Dream Weaver series picks up where the Bram Stoker Award-nominated Where Nightmares Come From left off.
It's Alive focuses on learning the craft in order to take your story from concept to completion.
With an introduction by Richard Chizmar and cover art by Luke Spooner. Featuring interior artwork from horror master Clive Barker!
Table of Contents:
Introduction by Richard ChizmarConfessions of a Professional Day Dreamer by Jonathan MaberryWhat is Writing and Why Write Horror by John SkippTribal Layers by Gene O'NeillBake That Cake: One Writer's Method by Joe R. Lansdale and Kasey LansdaleAh-Ha: Beginning to End with Chuck Palahniuk and Michael Bailey (Discussing the Spark of Creativity)They Grow in the Shadows: Exploring the Roots of a Horror Story by Todd KeislingSell Your Script, Keep Your Soul and Beware of Sheep in Wolves' Clothing by Paul MooreThe Cult of Constraint (or To Outline or Not) by Yvonne NavarroZombies, Ghosts and Vampires─Oh My! by Kelli OwenThe Many Faces of Horror: Craft Techniques by Richard ThomasGiving Meaning to the Macabre by Rachel Autumn DeeringThe Horror Writer's Ultimate Toolbox by Tim WaggonerSarah Pinborough Interview by Marie O'ReganConveying Character by F. Paul WilsonSympathetic Characters Taste Better: Creating Empathy in Horror Fiction by Brian KirkVirtue & Villainy: The Importance of Character by Kealan Patrick BurkeHow to write Descriptions in a story by Mercedes Yardley"Don't Look Now, There's a Head in That Box!" She Ejaculated Loudly (or Creating Effective Dialogue in Horror Fiction) by Elizabeth MassiePoint of View by Lisa MannettiWhat Came First the Monster or the Plot? In Conversation with Stephen Graham Jones by Vince A. LiagunoBuilding Suspense by David WellingtonConveying Horror by Ramsey CampbellUnveiling Theme Through Plot: An Analysis of Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Birthmark" by Stephanie M. WytovichInterview with Clive Barker by Tim ChizmarWorld Building (Building a terrifying world) by Kevin J. AndersonSpeak Up: The Writer's Voice by Robert FordWriting for a Better World by Christopher GoldenShaping the Ideas: Getting Things from Your Head to the Paper or on Screen. Interview with Steve Niles, Mick Garris, Heather Graham, Mark Savage, and Maria Alexander by Del HowisonOn Research by Bev VincentEditing Through Fear: Cutting and Stitching Stories by Jessica Marie BaumgartnerLeaping into the Abyss by Greg ChapmanEdit Your Anthology in Your Basement for Fun and Profit! . . . or Not by Tom MonteleoneWhen It's Their World: Writing for the Themed Anthology by Lisa MortonRoundtable Interview by John PalisanoThe Tale of the Perfect Submissions by Jess LandryTurning the Next Page: Getting Started with the Business of Writing by James Chambers
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