Where Nightmares Come From: The Art of Storytelling in the Horror Genre (Book Notes)
Where Nightmares Come From: The Art of Storytelling in the Horror Genre is a fascinating and insightful collection of essays and interviews that delves into the art and craft of horror storytelling. Edited by Joe Mynhardt and Eugene Johnson, this book features contributions from some of the biggest names in the horror genre, including Clive Barker, Joe R. Lansdale, Ramsey Campbell, and Jack Ketchum.
One of the book's strengths is the variety of perspectives it offers on the horror genre. The essays cover a range of topics, from the beginnings of the scare-genre to the nuts and bolts of writing horror fiction. Throughout the book, there are valuable insights and advice for both readers and writers who are interested in horror fiction. The writing in Where Nightmares Come From is engaging and accessible, making it easy for readers to dive into the subject matter.
The structure of the book makes it easy to navigate, and readers can choose to read the essays and interviews that interest them the most. The essays explore the origins of horror and the human fascination with fear, the craft of writing horror, with essays on topics such as character development, pacing, and setting, interviews with established horror writers, who discuss their inspirations, creative processes, and the challenges of writing in the genre, as well as the business of horror, including publishing, marketing, and promoting horror fiction.
SUMMARY: Where Nightmares Come From is a must-read for horror fans and aspiring horror writers. The book provides a wealth of knowledge and inspiration, and it's sure to leave readers with a deeper appreciation for the horror genre. Highly recommended.
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