...a nuts-and-bolts how-to addition to the Self-Counsel Press Writing Series. -- The London Free Press, June 3,2000
Edo van Belkom has...an empathetic soul to show you the blood-greased ropes of the horror biz. -- Edmonton Journal, June 26,2000
For the ultimate guide to how it is done, you need Edo van Velkom's Writing Horror. -- Coast Independent, September 10,2000
It's a how-to text of frightening for fun and profit. -- Edmonton Sun, June 11,2000
Van Belkom treads fearlessly through the graveyard of horror cliches...offering a systematic approach to fresh and creative scare-mongering. -- The Province, April 16,2000
From the Back Cover
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 dark fantasy, Writing Horror provides practical advice on starting and finishing your manuscript, getting a response from publishers, and cracking the pro market.
This comprehensive guide to the horror genre also shows you how to -- - Keep track of your ideas - Turn an idea into a story - Know when and how to use an outline - Create atmosphere and characters - Use point of view effectively - Develop skill in writing dialogue - Avoid whats been done to death - Write horror for young adults - Sell your horror fiction
Writing Horror also features interviews with ten masters of the horror genre.