Table of Contents
Introduction: Why Horror?
by James S. Dorr 1
What Scares You?
by Paula Johanson 5
Beyond Blood, Guts, and Gore
by Bob Nailor 14
Building the Invisible Bridge: Suspension of Disbelief
by Carol Hightshoe 24
Putting the Occult into Your Fiction
by Kathryn Meyer Griffith 33
Characters and Character Development
by Cinsearae Santiago 46
Adding A Sex Scene To Your Horror Fiction
by Mitchel Whitington 62
by Ivy Reisner 72
Don’t Lose Your Head: Maintaining Point of View in Your Writing
by Carol Hightshoe 87
Sticks and Stones: Accurately Portraying Action and Violence
by Kim Richards 93
“The End” Is Just the Beginning: Promoting Your Way to the Best Seller List
by Danielle Ackley-McPhail 99
Sisters are Killin’ it for Themselves: Women in Horror
by Lisa Morton 116
Setting and Mood
by Sèphera Girón 125
Creating Monsters: Breathing Life into Evil
by Cinsearae Santiago 133
Blood in the Water: An Essay on Publishing a Novel
by Jason Gehlert 138
The Publisher’s Panel 145
Telling Tales of Terror has hit the electronic stands with the print version due out any day now from Damnation Books.
As you can see, authors speak from the trenches about the various componants that shape a horror writers' career. From conception of an idea to landing that idea into other people's hands is a long, sometimes treacherous path that can be as scary as the book you're breathing into life.