The Horror Writers Association has released a revised handbook designed to help writers improve their dark fiction and understand the market, as well as deepen their appreciation for horror literature.
On Writing Horror features the experience and wisdom of Stephen King, Joyce Carol Oates, Joe R. Lansdale, Harlan Ellison, David Morrell, Ramsey Campbell, Tom Monteleone, and many more established professionals.
Much of the new material covers changes in the publishing industry since the original 1997 edition, including updates on modern collecting, movie scripts, video games, and marketing. The book also offers a philosophical grounding in the horror and dark fantasy genres, as well as the role of traditional tropes in the current publishing environment.Edited by Mort Castle, the book collects 46 essays on novels, short stories, non-fiction, and specialty material in areas like role-playing games or audio plays. It lists for $16.99, is published by Writers Digest Books, and you can purchase a copy through Amazon.com here: On Writing Horror