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Horror 101

The Way Forward
An anthology of stories edited by

Crystal Lake Publishing (Tales from the Darkest Depths) proudly presents this Bram Stoker Award-nominated non-fiction anthology, Horror 101: The Way Forward.

Horror 101: The Way Forward - a comprehensive overview of the Horror fiction genre and career opportunities available to established and aspiring authors.

Ever wanted to be a writer? Make money online? Perhaps you've already realized that dream and you're looking to expand your repertoire. Writing comic books sounds nice, right? Or how about screenplays?

Covering aspects such as movies, comics, short stories, ghost-writing, audiobooks, editing, publishing, self-publishing, blogging, writer's block, YA horror, dark poetry, networking, collaborations, eBooks, podcasts, conventions, 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, although written by horror authors, is a must read for any person interested in becoming a writer, be it writing for a hobby or a career.

Horror 101 is not your average On Writing guide. Horror 101 focuses on the career of an author. It covers not only insights into the horror genre, but the people who successfully make a living from it.

Horror 101: The Way Forward is perfect for people who:

are starting their writing careers

are planning on infiltrating a different field in horror writing

are looking to pay more bills with their art

are trying to establish a name brand

are looking to get published

are looking for motivation and/or inspiration

Here are just a few of the great articles and essays you can expect:

Making Contact by Jack Ketchum

What is Horror by Graham Masterton

Avoiding What's Been Done to Death by Ramsey Campbell

What a Short Story Editor Does by Ellen Datlow

Bitten by the Horror Bug by Edward Lee

12 Tips on Making a Career of It by Steve Rasnic Tem

Screamplays! Writing the Horror Film by Lisa Morton

Balancing Art and Commerce by Taylor Grant

From Prose to Scripts by Shane McKenzie

Writing About Films and for Film by Paul Kane

Screenplay Writing by Dean M. Drinkel

Audiobooks by Chet Williamson

Ghost-writing by Thomas Smith

Self-Publishing: Making Your Own Dreams by Iain Rob Wright

The Pros and Cons of Collaborations by Michael McCarty

A beginner's guide to setting up and running a website by Michael Wilson

Poetry and Horror by Blaze McRob

So you want to write comic books... by C.E.L. Welsh

Writing the Series by Armand Rosamilia

Running a Web serial by Tonia Brown

The 7 Signs that make Agents and Editors say, "Yes!" by Anonymous

Filthy Habits - Writing and Routine by Jasper Bark

Ten Short Story Endings to Avoid by William Meikle

Editing and Proofreading by Diane Parkin

Editing Your Own Work by Jasper Bark

Writing Exercises by Ben Eads

The Year After Publication... by Rena Mason

Networking at Conventions by Lucy A. Snyder

You Better (Net)Work by Tim Waggoner

Friendship, Writing, and the Internet by Weston Ochse

Writer's Block by Mark West

Horror 101 categories:

Horror Anthologies

Science Fiction and Fantasy


Writing tips


Genre: Horror

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Paperback Editions

December 2014 : South Africa Paperback

Title: Horror 101: The Way Forward
Author(s): Ramsey Campbell, Adam Nevill, Graham Masterton
ISBN: 0-9922414-3-X / 978-0-9922414-3-8 (South Africa edition)
Publisher: Crystal Lake Publishing
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June 2014 : South Africa Paperback

Title: Horror 101: The Way Forward
Author(s): Ramsey Campbell, Graham Masterton, Edward Lee, Lisa Morton, Adam Nevill, Weston Ochse, Tim Waggoner, Jasper Bark, Kevin Lucia, Gary McMahon
ISBN: 0-9922272-1-6 / 978-0-9922272-1-0 (South Africa edition)
Publisher: Crystal Lake Publishing
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Kindle Editions

April 2014 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Horror 101: The Way Forward: Career advice by seasoned professionals
Author(s): Steve Rasnic Tem, Graham Masterton, Edward Lee, Jack Ketchum, Harry Shannon, Ellen Datlow, Iain Rob Wright, Ramsey Campbell, Michael A Arnzen, Paul Kane, Mort Castle (Foreword), Jack Ketchum, Taylor Grant, Lisa Mo
Publisher: Crystal Lake Publishing
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