Horror 101: The Way Forward released!

Horror 101 The Way Forward


Today is a fun day!
The release of editor Joe Mynhardt’s HORROR 101: THE WAY FORWARD has been unleashed in eBook across all platforms. There’s some amazing articles in this one, from a massive who’s who of experts in contemporary horror fiction. I strongly urge writers new and old, and fans of the genre, to grab a copy. And at only 99 cents, it’s a no-brainer. My article, How to Fail as an Artist in Ten Easy Steps by John Palisano, is included, and is a tongue in cheek list of what NOT to do, from someone who has made a couple of missteps over the years. 

Here are the links:
Amazon Universal Link: http://mybook.to/Horror101Amazon
And for those who are not fans of Amazon, they can buy directly from the Crystal Lake Publishing website: http://www.crystallakepub.com/horror-101.php
THE DETAILS:Horror 101: The Way Forward – a comprehensive overview of the Horror fiction genre and career opportunities available to established and aspiring authors.Have you ever wanted to be a horror writer? Perhaps you have already realized that dream and you’re looking to expand your repertoire. Writing comic books sounds nice, right? Or how about screenplays?
That’s what Horror 101: The Way Forward is all about. It’s not your average On Writing guide that covers active vs. passive and other writing tips, Horror 101 focuses on the career of a horror writer. It covers not only insights into the horror genre, but the people who successfully make a living from it.

Covering aspects such as movies, comics, short stories, ghost-writing, audiobooks, editing, publishing, self-publishing, blogging, writer’s block, YA horror, reviewing, dark poetry, networking, collaborations, eBooks, podcasts, conventions, series, formatting, web serials, artwork, social media, agents, and career advice from seasoned professionals and up-and-coming talents, Horror 101 is just what you need to kick your career into high gear.

Horror 101: The Way Forward is not your average On Writing guide, as it is more focused on the career options available to authors. But don’t fret, this book is loaded with career tips and behind-the-scene stories on how your favourite authors broke into their respective fields.

Horror 101: The Way Forward is perfect for people who:
• are suffering from writer’s block
• are starting their writing careers
• are looking to expand their writing repertoire
• are planning on infiltrating a different field in horror writing
• are looking to pay more bills with their art
• are trying to further their careers
• are trying to establish a name brand
• are looking to get published
• are planning on self-publishing
• want to learn more about the pros in the horror genre
• are looking for motivation and/or inspiration
• love the horror genre
• are not sure where to take their writing careers

Includes articles by Jack Ketchum, Graham Masterton, Edward Lee, Lucy A. Snyder, Emma Audsley, RJ Cavender, Scott Nicholson, Weston Ochse, Taylor Grant, Paul Kane, Lisa Morton, Shane McKenzie, Dean M. Drinkel, Simon Marshall-Jones, Robert W. Walker, Don D’Auria and Glenn Rolfe, Harry Shannon, Chet Williamson, Lawrence Santoro, Thomas Smith, Blaze McRob, Rocky Wood, Ellen Datlow, Iain Rob Wright, Kenneth W. Cain, Daniel I. Russell, Michael McCarty, Richard Thomas, Joan De La Haye, Michael Wilson, Francois Bloemhof, C.E.L. Welsh, Jasper Bark, Niall Parkinson, Armand Rosamilia, Tonia Brown, Ramsey Campbell, Tim Waggoner, Gary McMahon, V.H. Leslie, Eric S Brown, William Meikle, John Kenny, Gary Fry, Diane Parkin, Jim Mcleod, Siobhan McKinney, Rick Carufel, Ben Eads, Theresa Derwin, Rena Mason, Steve Rasnic Tem, Michael A. Arnzen, Joe Mynhardt, John Palisano, Mark West, Steven Savile, and a writer so famous he’s required to stay anonymous.
Published by Crystal Lake Publishing

Edited by Joe Mynhardt and Emma Audsley

Cover art by Ben Baldwin

eBook formatting by Robert Swartwood


Foreword by Mort Castle

Making Contact by Jack Ketchum

What is Horrorby Graham Masterton

Bitten by the Horror Bugby Edward Lee

Reader Beware by Siobhan McKinney

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

Weighing Up Traditional Publishing & eBook Publishing by Robert W. Walker

Glenn Rolfe Toes the Line with Samhain Horror Head Honcho, Don D’Auria by Glenn Rolfe

Bringing the Zombie to Life by Harry Shannon

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 Ingredientby 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

The Journey of “Rudy Jenkins Buries His Fears” by Richard Thomas

Writing Short Fiction by Joan De La Haye

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 Playby 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

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

Submitting Your Work Part 2: Read the F*****g Guidelines! by John Kenny

Rejection Letters – How to Write and Respond to Them by Jasper Bark

Editing and Proofreading by Diane Parkin

On Formatting: A Concise Guide to the Most Frequently Encountered issues by Rick Carufel

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

The Cheesy Trunk of Terror by Scott Nicholson

How to be Your Own Agent, Whether You Have One or Not by Joe Mynhardt

Networking at Conventions by Lucy A. Snyder

Pitch to Impress: How to Stand Out from the Convention Crowdby RJ Cavender

You Better (Net)Work by Tim Waggoner

Friendship, Writing, and the Internet by Weston Ochse

Buttoning Up Before Dinner by Gary Fry

How to Fail as an Artist in Ten Easy Steps by John Palisano

Writer’s Block by Mark West

Be the Writer You Want to Be by Steven Savile

Afterword by Joe Mynhardt



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