Horror 101: The Way Forward



Crystal Lake Publishing proudly presents this Bram Stoker Award-nominated non-fiction anthology.

Horror 101: The Way Forward – a comprehensive overview of the Horror fiction genre and career opportunities available to established and aspiring authors.

Ever wanted to be a writer? Make money online? Perhaps you’ve already realized that dream and you’re looking to expand your repertoire. Writing comic books sounds nice, right? Or how about screenplays?

Covering aspects such as movies, comics, short stories, ghost-writing, audiobooks, editing, publishing, self-publishing, blogging, writer’s block, YA horror, dark poetry, networking, collaborations, eBooks, podcasts, conventions, formatting, web serials, artwork, social media, agents, and career advice from seasoned professionals and up-and-coming talents, Horror 101 is just what you need to kick your career into high gear.


Horror 101, although written by horror authors, is a must read for any person interested in becoming a writer, be it writing for a hobby or a career.

Horror 101 is not your average On Writing guide. Horror 101 focuses on the career of an author. It covers not only insights into the horror genre, but the people who successfully make a living from it.

Horror 101: The Way Forward is perfect for people who:
are starting their writing careers
are planning on infiltrating a different field in horror writing
are looking to pay more bills with their art
are trying to establish a name brand
are looking to get published
are looking for motivation and/or inspiration

Here are just a few of the great articles and essays you can expect:
Making Contact by Jack Ketchum
What is Horror by Graham Masterton
Avoiding What’s Been Done to Death by Ramsey Campbell
What a Short Story Editor Does by Ellen Datlow
Bitten by the Horror Bug by Edward Lee
12 Tips on Making a Career of It by Steve Rasnic Tem
Screamplays! Writing the Horror Film by Lisa Morton
Balancing Art and Commerce by Taylor Grant
From Prose to Scripts by Shane McKenzie
Writing About Films and for Film by Paul Kane
Screenplay Writing by Dean M. Drinkel
Audiobooks by Chet Williamson
Ghost-writing by Thomas Smith
Self-Publishing: Making Your Own Dreams by Iain Rob Wright
The Pros and Cons of Collaborations by Michael McCarty
A beginner’s guide to setting up and running a website by Michael Wilson
Poetry and Horror by Blaze McRob
So you want to write comic books… by C.E.L. Welsh
Writing the Series by Armand Rosamilia
Running a Web serial by Tonia Brown
The 7 Signs that make Agents and Editors say, “Yes!” by Anonymous
Filthy Habits – Writing and Routine by Jasper Bark
Ten Short Story Endings to Avoid by William Meikle
Editing and Proofreading by Diane Parkin
Editing Your Own Work by Jasper Bark
Writing Exercises by Ben Eads
The Year After Publication… by Rena Mason
Networking at Conventions by Lucy A. Snyder
You Better (Net)Work by Tim Waggoner
Friendship, Writing, and the Internet by Weston Ochse
Writer’s Block by Mark West