Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Write of the Living Dead” as Want to Read:
Write of the Living Dead
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Write of the Living Dead

by
4.50  ·  Rating details ·  16 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Two redhead educators and a horror publisher walk into a bar . . . during a zombie apocalypse. Armed with only their wits and a fully-charged-laptop battery, they hammered out the world's darkest writing manual amidst the flurry and chaos of gnashing teeth and rotting cadavers. Each chapter of the handbook is devoted to a different genre of writing--everything from academi ...more
Paperback, 300 pages
Published March 31st 2012 by Dark Moon Books
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Write of the Living Dead, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Write of the Living Dead

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-42
Average rating 4.50  · 
Rating details
 ·  16 ratings  ·  5 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Start your review of Write of the Living Dead
Jake Ware
Jun 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is a unique take on a writing manual. Each chapter tackles a different genre of writing, as narrated by a new "expert" with one or another sort of undead characteristic. There are many good ideas and exercises for practicing and continuing the writing craft that would be useful for preteens and older. The added element of the undead may make this book way more appealing to budding writers than a book like, say, Strunk and White's The Elements of Style.
Before reading this book, I was told
...more
Tracie McBride
Jun 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Don't be fooled by the title and cover - this How To Write manual would make an indispensable tool for any beginner writer who wants to improve their writing skills in any genre. The horror slant just makes what is essentially an excellent resource more accessible and fun for readers. You know you're getting the good stuff when the authors make the material interesting AND informative.
Each topic is presented by a different fictional character or horror icon, with topics as diverse as poetry, ana
...more
Jason Brawn
Jun 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Anyone serious about writing should consider this.
Araminta Matthews
Apr 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
It is my book, of course, but I still think it is a mighty fine piece of nonfiction! You'll love it. Educators are already raving about it!
Ron
Jan 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: writing_books
Don't assume that the scope here is limited to horror. It is extremely useful to ALL types of writing. This unconventional approach works for beginners, seasoned writers and writing instructors. You'll find chapters on poetry, narrative, memoir, business, and other types of writing which not only speaks to the versatility of this book but also points out to horror/genre writers that you can benefit from having your fingers in many writing pies. I found the informal and chatty style entertaining. ...more
Julie Jansen
rated it really liked it
Apr 02, 2012
Patty
rated it really liked it
Mar 31, 2012
Stan Swanson
Apr 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
david e.
rated it it was amazing
May 06, 2012
Tana
rated it really liked it
Apr 25, 2012
Amy
rated it really liked it
Jun 24, 2012
Chris Burton
rated it liked it
Aug 05, 2014
Max III
rated it it was amazing
May 28, 2012
Kevin Breaux
rated it it was amazing
Oct 12, 2012
Amanda
rated it it was amazing
Jun 04, 2015
Drew Martin
rated it really liked it
Nov 07, 2014
Michelle
marked it as to-read
Mar 08, 2012
Denise
marked it as to-read
Mar 08, 2012
Jennie
marked it as to-read
Mar 08, 2012
Faith
marked it as to-read
Mar 10, 2012
Tobyann Aparisi
marked it as to-read
Mar 12, 2012
Yvensong
marked it as to-read
Mar 13, 2012
Shane
marked it as to-read
Mar 13, 2012
Fred Hughes
marked it as to-read
Mar 14, 2012
Val
marked it as to-read
Mar 16, 2012
Kim
added it
Mar 21, 2012
Deirdre
marked it as to-read
Mar 23, 2012
Crystal
marked it as to-read
Mar 31, 2012
Amy
marked it as to-read
Apr 03, 2012
Toni
marked it as to-read
Apr 03, 2012
alexis marotta
marked it as to-read
Apr 03, 2012
Natasha
marked it as to-read
Apr 07, 2012
Colee B
marked it as to-read
Apr 07, 2012
Nicole
marked it as to-read
Apr 08, 2012
Tisha
added it
Apr 08, 2012
Grep
marked it as to-read
Apr 08, 2012
Dawn
marked it as to-read
Apr 10, 2012
Rita
marked it as to-read
Apr 16, 2012
Geranda Mcabee
marked it as to-read
Apr 16, 2012
Melody
marked it as to-read
Apr 17, 2012
Bert
marked it as to-read
Apr 19, 2012
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Araminta Star Matthews was born to a pair of geeks from very different geekdom styles: her mother, an avid Stephen King enthusiast, blacked out the windows in her crypt-style bedroom and drank tomato juice lovingly labeled "Fresh Blood;" while her father, a science-fiction/fantasy junky, read her The Lord of the Rings (with voices) on nights he wasn't building his to-pewter-figurine-scale Dungeons ...more

News & Interviews

You know the saying: There's no time like the present...unless you're looking for a distraction from the current moment. In that case, we can't...
47 likes · 20 comments