It's Alive: Bringing Your Nightmares to Life (The Dream Weaver, #2)
Nightmares come to life in this comprehensive how-to guide for new and established authors…
Book two in Crystal Lake Publishing’s The Dream Weaver series picks up where the Bram Stoker Award-nominated Where Nightmares Come From: The Art Of Storytelling In The Horror Genre left off.
It’s Alive: Bringing your Nightmares to Life focuses on learning the craft in order to take yo
As a reader, writer, and reviewer, I constantly seek out whatever will improve my crafts. Crystal Lake Publishing offers some of the best collections on writing that I am aware of (and yes, reviewing is writing too!) In their newest offering, IT'S ALIVE: BRINGING YOUR NIGHTMARES TO LIFE, accomplished authors tell all you need to know about improving your craft and getting your story "out there" to readers. The ...more
Crystal Lake Publishing has released a number of guides designed to help horror writers, including the Writers on Writing series, which spans multiple useful volumes. This tome features an impressive array of such horror storytellers as Jonathan Maberry, John Skipp, Joe R. Lansdale, and many more.
Overall, Crystal Lake Publishing has assembled an incredibly impressive array of helpful writing advice and guidance from a wide variety of s ...more
This is a more nuts and bolts approach to the genre with some of the ...more
Advice is given and yes, some c ...more
This is an astounding, invaluable collection of essays and interviews about all aspects of writing horror, from the short story to the feature-length film. I was highlighting something on every single page, and often several things per page.
I highly recommend this book for anyone who writes horror or is interested in giving it a shot.
El horror es algo tan personal que se puede arruinar con una mala descripción o una escena descuidada. Como cualquier género, necesita momentos más ligeros y algo de humor para contrastar, pero la línea entre lo que brinda contrapeso a la oscuridad y lo que arruinar la atmósfera puede s ...more
Whilst there are plenty of books on writing great stories, this one puts horror front and centre. It is definitely n ...more
There are a few typos (one chapter in particular had quite a lot ...more
Although not strictly writing advice, th ...more
There's a lot to be said for books about writing. And this is one of the books that does it right. The collection of essays, articles, and interviews give a variety of approaches to different aspects of genre writing. While it does leave you wanting more, what is there is amazing and very helpful. ...more