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Writing in the Dark by [Tim Waggoner]

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"I was part of one of Tim's writing workshops moreyears ago than I care to acknowledge. Soon after completing it, I began to sellprofessionally. Coincidence? I think not!" --Dave Creek, author of 40science fiction and mystery short stories and 14 books
"I still refer to handwritten notes I scribbled down asfast as I could during one of Tim's horror-writing classes. Absolutely incisiveinsights and practical know-how." --Tom Leveen, Bram Stoker finalist andauthor of Hellworld
"As soon as I heard Waggoner was creating a book onwriting craft, I knew I was buying it. His insights are gold." --JayWilburn, author of the Maidens of Zombie Kingdom trilogy
"For some years now, Tim Waggoner's Writing in the Darkhas been my go-to blog for sensible, actionable, sustainable tips for writers.Scarily good advice." --Lee Murray, author of The Path of Ra series
"As a true newbie, I really didn't know much about thewriting world. Tim was my HWA mentor in 2017. During our four months together,he critiqued three of my short stories and the beginnings of a novel. Hisadvice was always on point with an eye toward pacing and story arc (myweaknesses). His advice is straightforward without being either condescendingor cruel. Since working with Tim, I've had three short stories published (oneat professional rates) and have drafted and revised my novel." --ValerieB. Williams, writer of dark fiction and two-time survivor of Borderlands BootCamp
"Tim's writing advice and lessons are simple,straightforward and always actionable. I must admit to having cribbed some ofhis approaches in my own classroom from time to time and, as all teachers know,theft is the best compliment we can give." --Anthony Klancar, High SchoolEnglish Teacher
"Tim helped me find the writer in me. He encouraged meto appreciate and trust my voice to tell my stories." --Patti Balster,Student
"When I engage with Tim Waggoner's writing advice, Ican be sure it will be useful and practical. While realistic and sobering, hisadvice does so in a way that isn't discouraging or downbeat. It gives me arenewed sense of hope and new ideas to try that I hadn't consideredbefore." --Eva V. Roslin, Librarian

About the Author

Critically acclaimed author Tim Waggoner has published over fifty novels and seven collections of short stories. He writes original dark fantasy and horror, as well as media tie-ins, and his articles on writing have appeared in numerous publications. He's a three-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award, has won the HWA's Mentor of the Year Award, and been a multiple finalist for the Shirley Jackson Award and the Scribe Award. In addition, his fiction has received numerous Honorable Mentions in volumes of Best Horror of the Year, and he's had several stories selected for inclusion in volumes of Year's Best Hardcore Horror. He's also a full-time tenured professor who teaches creative writing and composition at Sinclair College in Dayton, Ohio. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08GCZ6GK9
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Dog Star Books (September 16, 2020)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ September 16, 2020
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2781 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Unlimited
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 280 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.8 out of 5 stars 128 ratings

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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read for Horror Writers
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 12, 2020
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Stephen Howard
4.0 out of 5 stars An easy-to-read guide
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Steph Ellis
5.0 out of 5 stars Mine of Information for every Horror Writer
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 11, 2020
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Marcelo Augusto Galvão
5.0 out of 5 stars Um dos melhores livros sobre escrita de terror
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5.0 out of 5 stars Um dos melhores livros sobre escrita de terror
Reviewed in Brazil on June 25, 2021
Sendo escritor em vários gêneros literários, sempre procuro ler livros de escrita criativa para melhorar meus textos. Enquanto existem dezenas de obras desse tipo, a maioria traz pouca coisa de útil: na melhor das hipóteses, é algo requentado de livros anteriores e melhores. No caso da ficção de terror, a situação é ainda pior, com pouquíssimo material que vale uma leitura.

Felizmente, WRITING IN THE DARK, de Tim Waggoner, não se encaixa nesse tipo. Waggoner é um autor veterano e premiado de contos, novelas e romances de terror (além de professor de escrita criativa) e que usa toda a sua experiência para guiar o leitor (e provável escritor) na tarefa de escrever um bom texto, analisando desde o motivo de se escrever terror, como evitar clichês, técnicas literárias etc. Além disso, cada capítulo traz exercícios para ajudar a desenvolver a escrita, assim como também duas perguntas feitas a autores e editores da área: 1) o que faz uma boa história de horror/suspense/dark fantasy e 2) qual é o melhor conselho que você pode dar a um escritor iniciante. As respostas tão diversas se transformam em dicas valiosas aos leitores.

WRITING IN THE DARK é um verdadeiro curso de como escrever uma boa história de terror, tanto para os que estão começando quanto para os que já tem algum certo tempo de estrada, como é o meu caso.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful conversation with a writer who's been in the business and really knows his stuff.
Reviewed in Australia on October 12, 2020
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