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Where Nightmares Come From: The Art of Storytelling in the Horror Genre (The Dream Weaver Book 1) Kindle Edition
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"Writing can be like hiking in the wilderness without a map. You have to feel your way through. Fortunately, a trail has been blazed by many of the brave pioneers who have come before. Adapting new tools capable of clearing the brush and lighting the way. To that end, Where Nightmares Come From is much like a field guide for creators of the macabre. It contains the myriad strategies other explorers have successfully used to navigate this perilous terrain. Whether it's practical lessons on craft, insightful dark philosophy, or fearsome inspiration you're looking for, this manual from the industry's most talented minds will help you purge the dark sludge from your subconscious, and turn it into something publishable. So venture on intrepid explorer! Use this guidebook to reach the summit of your literary dreams."--Brian Kirk, Bram Stoker Award-nominated author of We Are Monsters--This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B0776MT1LY
- Publisher : Crystal Lake Publishing (17 November 2017)
- Language : English
- File size : 4402 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 229 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 40,714 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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In every chapter I learnt something new and in something cases even found some new authors to read or films to watch.
One chapter I was really interested in was Urban Lore and the Rise of the Creepypasta by Michael Paul Gonzalez. Learning about the origins of Creepypasta had me intrigued and when I have some spare time I will google some just to take a read. Throughout this chapter I was waiting for the one character that my kids would not shut up about and that was Slenderman . Reading about him showed what an big impact his stories had on people.
Reading how Ramsey Campbell edited his story made the words come to life and it was a fine example on how a change of word here or there really made the story. It felt you were leaning over his shoulder reading and watching the words as he wrote.
Each author’s chapter had a friendly tone to them and not once was there an element of talking down. Each and everyone wanted to share their knowledge which in some cases spanned years. I attend many book events where I sit in on interviews and panels and this book felt like I was at one of these event but it was a lot cheaper.
Whether you have that burning desire to write a story or have been writing for years this book will suit a vast amount of people. But it does not stop with novels, there is a lot of media where horror plays a big part and if you fancy yourself as a screen writer or an author of graphic novels than you will also find some useful tips.