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Preview: Where Nightmares Come From – The Art Of Storytelling In The Horror Genre

“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

Book one in Crystal Lake Publishing’s The Dream Weaver series, Where Nightmares Come From focuses on the art of storytelling in the Horror genre, taking an idea from conception to reality—whether you prefer short stories, novels, films, or comics.
Featuring in-depth articles and interviews by Joe R. Lansdale (Hap & Leonard series), Clive Barker (Books of Blood), John Connolly (Charlie Parker series), Ramsey Campbell, Stephen King (IT), Christopher Golden (Ararat), Charlaine Harris (Midnight, Texas), Jonathan Maberry (Joe Ledger series), Kevin J. Anderson (Tales of Dune), Craig Engler (Z Nation), and many more.

The full non-fiction anthology lineup includes:

  • Introduction by William F. Nolan
  • IT’S THE STORY TELLER by Joe R. Lansdale
  • A-Z OF HORROR of Clive Barker
  • WHY HORROR? by Mark Alan Miller
  • PIXELATED SHADOWS by Michael Paul Gonzalez
  • LIKE CURSES by Ray Garton
  • HOW TO GET YOUR SCARE ON by S.G. Browne
  • STORYTELLING TECHNIQUES by Richard Thomas
  • HORROR IS A STATE OF MIND by Tim Waggoner
  • BRINGING AN IDEA TO LIFE by Mercedes M. Yardley
  • THE PROCESS OF A TALE by Ramsey Campbell
  • GREAT HORROR IS SOMETHING ALIEN by Michael Bailey
  • A HORRIFICALLY HAPPY MEDIUM by Taylor Grant
  • INTERVIEW WITH JOHN CONNOLLY by Marie O’Regan
  • THE STORY OF A STORY by Mort Castle
  • WRITING ROUNDTABLE INTERVIEW with Christopher Golden, Kevin J. Anderson, and Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  • HOW I SPENT MY CHILDHOOD LOOKING FOR MONSTERS AND FOUND POETRY INSTEAD by Stephanie M. Wytovich
  • BITS AND PIECES INTERVIEW WITH JONATHAN MABERRY by Eugene Johnson
  • THE REEL CREEPS by Lisa Morton
  • THE MONSTER SQUAD by Jess Landry
  • WHAT SCARES YOU by Marv Wolfman
  • PLAYING IN SOMEONE ELSE’S HAUNTED HOUSE by Elizabeth Massie
  • CREATING MAGIC FROM A BLANK PIECE OF PAPER: Del Howison interviews Tom Holland, Amber Benson, Fred Dekker, and Kevin Tenney
  • Z NATION: HOW SYFY’S HIT SHOW CAME TO LIFE by Craig Engler
  • LIFE IMITATING ART IMITATING LIFE: FILM AND ITS INFLUENCE ON REALITY by Jason V Brock
  • WHERE NIGHTMARES COME FROM by Paul Moore
  • STEPHEN KING AND RICHARD CHIZMAR DISCUSS COLLABORATING by Bev Vincent
  • CHARLAINE HARRIS DISCUSSES STORYTELLING by Eugene Johnson
  • WHAT NOW? by John Palisano

This collection is perfect for…

  • writers of all genres
  • authors looking for motivation and/or inspiration
  • authors seeking guidance
  • struggling authors searching for career advice
  • authors interested in improving their craft
  • writers interested in comics
  • authors looking into screenwriting and films
  • horror fans in general
  • those looking to better understand the different story formats
  • authors planning on infiltrating a different field in horror writing
  • artists trying to establish a name brand
  • authors looking to get published

Come listen to the legends…

Cover design by Luke Spooner. Edited by Joe Mynhardt & Eugene Johnson.

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