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How to Write a Horror Story, Writing Horror
If you want to learn how to chill the blood and raise goose bumps with a great horror story, then look no further. You’ll find methods for creating fearsome fiction and terrifying tales. Create monsters and psychos that will scare readers to death.
Bestselling thriller writer Steve Berry says there are eight key rules that all writers must know and follow. Read more
Learn how adjective and adverbs create redundancy and promote lazy writing and see how you can make your writing direct, vivid, and descriptive without making your readers want to get rid of your book.
by William Noble
NaNoWriMo’s Chris Baty shares five tips for writing your book in a month.
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How many times have you heard this around the workshop table: “Why don’t you consider a new point of view?” (Actually, the term used more often is “POV” because it sounds a lot cooler, I suspect.) Everyone then agrees that a new POV might help matters, including the writer, who knew something was wrong and is now relieved to have a likely suspect.
by Steve Almond Read more
A veteran suspense-fiction author shares nine killer tricks to help you improve a genre that can be difficult to master.
by Simon Wood Read more
Read "Principles of Building of a Story" from From First Draft to Finished Novel. Read more
Anti-heros are the bastards of fiction—those bad guys readers love to hate and hate to love. Find out whats makes a memorable anti-hero tick in this excerpt from Bullies, Bastards & Bitches by Jessica Page Morrell. Read more
Who says publishing is a young person’s game? Here are an agent’s tips for writing and publishing well into your golden years.
By Scott Hoffman
These three characteristics are essential to bringing your protagonist to life. Read more
Shelia Bender’s use of bantus to spark your writing with imagery. Read more
Hal Blythe and Charlie Sweet give this advice to writers trying to create delightful twists in their stories. Read more
“Hopefully, the interest in reality television will cause people to pick up the book, and hopefully it will be the story that keeps them reading and coming back for more.” Read more
Scare readers with the perfect setting and characters in your horror fiction. Read more
Even though his name regularly appears on bestseller lists, Christopher Moore is still known as a cult writer. Find out how he lures fans by marrying the genres of humor and horror. Read more
Tabitha King was writing way before
she married the master of horror, Stephen King. But her new novel, Read more
Guide your writing ways with these 10 rules thou must not break.
by Raymond Obstfeld
These big-picture writing errors might make you cringe with recognition. But shake it off: Bestselling novelist Jerry B. Jenkins will help you fix them.
by Jerry B. Jenkins Read more