- File Size: 543 KB
- Print Length: 162 pages
- Publisher: Rymfire Undead (January 16, 2012)
- Publication Date: January 16, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B006YZDIE0
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,440,747 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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There are some excellent essays included here (Tim Waggoner, David Moody, David Dunwoody and Keith Gouveia's all for sure.) But Writing Zombies! Desperately needs better editing on every level. The essays are too repetitive (to an eye-glazing level), there are profuse spelling and/or grammar errors included and even the formatting itself needs work.
If you're a zombie fan and could spend hours sitting around talking about why you love zombies (and which ones you love) this is a good books for you. But it's not what it's billed as, valuable writing advice from Zombie writing masters.
My essay-by-essay take is on my personal blog michelelee.net
As a horror writer myself, including a couple of zombie shorts published, I loved reading about other writers and their take on the popular zombie genre. Where I was previously content with a zombie short now and then, I'll definitely be reading and writing a lot more zombie novels from now on.
Great to know I'm not the only one so fascinated by the undead. And after reading Zombie Writing, I have a much better understanding of why the genre is so addictive and popular.
So whether you're a writer or reader looking for a new genre or sub-genre to fall into, or you're already an addict like me, then do yourself a favor and get this book. The zombie apocalypse might be closer than you think.
I was particularly fond of Mark Clodi's essay, the second in the book. I've read all of his novels, and am generally a fan of his work. I thought the flow was good, from the first author talking about "Do something different" and then follow up authors telling their experiences of putting their own spin on the traditional zombie.
I went for 4 stars because I would have liked more from fewer authors, rather than less from more authors, but overall I felt like this was a good resource for indie authors of every genre, and the overall message was supportive.
As an indie author myself, in a genre full of indie authors, I think its terrible to give someone a one or two star review for "poor formatting." If we were published by professional publishing houses with a team of editors and professional artists, then by all means, nit-pick away
I give this book four stars. Because you can see in the Kindle Version that the spacing is not quite correct in places and there are a few minor typos. But nothing that will completely turn the reader off.
I highly recommend this book to beginners who have an interest in the walking dead (even the fast dead). This is an achievement that belongs on all the contributors' records. Good job, guys you have shed more light onto breaking into the field of Zombie Fiction and even gave a few secrets on creating a good undead character for other Horror/Dark Fiction characters.