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It's Alive

(2018)
Bringing Your Nightmares to Life
An anthology of stories edited by

 
 
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 your story from concept to completion.

With an introduction by Richard Chizmar and cover art by Luke Spooner. Featuring interior artwork from horror master Clive Barker!

Table of Contents:

Introduction by Richard Chizmar

Confessions of a Professional Day Dreamer by Jonathan Maberry

What is Writing and Why Write Horror by John Skipp

Tribal Layers by Gene O'Neill

Bake That Cake: One Writer's Method by Joe R. Lansdale and Kasey Lansdale

Ah-Ha: Beginning to End with Chuck Palahniuk and Michael Bailey (Discussing the Spark of Creativity)

They Grow in the Shadows: Exploring the Roots of a Horror Story by Todd Keisling

Sell Your Script, Keep Your Soul and Beware of Sheep in Wolves' Clothing by Paul Moore

The Cult of Constraint (or To Outline or Not) by Yvonne Navarro

Zombies, Ghosts and VampiresOh My! by Kelli Owen

The Many Faces of Horror: Craft Techniques by Richard Thomas

Giving Meaning to the Macabre by Rachel Autumn Deering

The Horror Writer's Ultimate Toolbox by Tim Waggoner

Sarah Pinborough Interview by Marie O'Regan

Conveying Character by F. Paul Wilson

Sympathetic Characters Taste Better: Creating Empathy in Horror Fiction by Brian Kirk

Virtue & Villainy: The Importance of Character by Kealan Patrick Burke

How to write Descriptions in a story by Mercedes Yardley

"Don't Look Now, There's a Head in That Box!" She Ejaculated Loudly (or Creating Effective Dialogue in Horror Fiction) by Elizabeth Massie

Point of View by Lisa Mannetti

What Came First the Monster or the Plot? In Conversation with Stephen Graham Jones by Vince A. Liaguno

Building Suspense by David Wellington

Conveying Horror by Ramsey Campbell

Unveiling Theme Through Plot: An Analysis of Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Birthmark" by Stephanie M. Wytovich

Interview with Clive Barker by Tim Chizmar

World Building (Building a terrifying world) by Kevin J. Anderson

Speak Up: The Writer's Voice by Robert Ford

Writing for a Better World by Christopher Golden

Shaping the Ideas: Getting Things from Your Head to the Paper or on Screen. Interview with Steve Niles, Mick Garris, Heather Graham, Mark Savage, and Maria Alexander by Del Howison

On Research by Bev Vincent

Editing Through Fear: Cutting and Stitching Stories by Jessica Marie Baumgartner

Leaping into the Abyss by Greg Chapman

Edit Your Anthology in Your Basement for Fun and Profit! . . . or Not by Tom Monteleone

When It's Their World: Writing for the Themed Anthology by Lisa Morton

Roundtable Interview by John Palisano

The Tale of the Perfect Submissions by Jess Landry

Turning the Next Page: Getting Started with the Business of Writing by James Chambers

Proudly represented by Crystal Lake Publishing - Tales from the Darkest Depths.

Genre: Horror

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December 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: It's Alive: Bringing Your Nightmares to Life (The Dream Weaver series)
Author(s): F Paul Wilson, Clive Barker, Chuck Palahniuk, Michael Bailey, Kevin J Anderson, Christopher Golden, Sarah Pinborough, Yvonne Navarro, Joe R Lansdale, Jonathan Maberry
ISBN: 1-68454-545-5 / 978-1-68454-545-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crystal Lake Publishing
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Title: It's Alive: Bringing Your Nightmares to Life (The Dream Weaver series Book 2)
Author(s): F Paul Wilson, Clive Barker, Chuck Palahniuk, Michael Bailey, Kevin J Anderson, Christopher Golden, Sarah Pinborough, Yvonne Navarro, Joe R Lansdale, Jonathan Maberry, Richard Chizmar, John Skipp, Gene O'Neill, Ka
Publisher: Crystal Lake Publishing
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