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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.
Paperback, 216 pages
Published February 1st 2000 by Self-Counsel Press (first published January 2000)
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Melissa Helwig
Jul 18, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror, non-fiction
I've wanted to be a writer for as long as I can remember. I realized I wanted to write scary stories at age 8 while reading Goosebumps books.

Unfortunately, I usually can only make it halfway through a story before I decide it's garbage and scrap it. So I've been reading some books about writing.

Edo van Belkom's book, Writing Horror, has an advantage over the other books I've read because it is specifically about the horror genre.

Within the 216 pages, the following topics are covered:

* A definit
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Christa Seeley
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Shelves: genre-nonfiction
A bit out dated, but some handy information about the horror market and submission tips
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Bram Stoker and Aurora Award-winner Edo van Belkom is the author of over 200 stories of horror, science fiction, fantasy, and mystery. As an editor, he has four anthologies to his credit that include two books for young adults, Be Afraid! (A Canadian Library Association Young Adult Book of the Year finalist) and Be Very Afraid! (An Aurora Award winner — Best Work in English). Born in Toronto, van ...more

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