Posts tagged horror
Posts tagged horror
Although the Writer’s Relief staff members are a diverse bunch, one thing we all have in common is our love of reading. On the Writer’s Relief Goodreads page, we review a variety of books suited to various tastes that we found to be especially enjoyable, but this particular post is devoted to some of the ones that scared our (book) jackets off! Here are some recommendations from some of our in-house bookworms:
(CAUTION! You may not want to read these alone at night…)
In case you couldn’t tell from our yearly costume showcase, the Writer’s Relief staff really, really loves Halloween. With the 31st just around the corner, we’re having fun around the office creeping each other (and ourselves!) out with spooky stories and books.
If you’re looking for something nice and scary to read over the next few weeks, check out some of these picks from the staff, guaranteed to raise the hair on the back of your neck and make you check under the bed before you go to sleep at night.
Found the cutest customer browsing sci-fi/fantasy/horror at our Hawthorne store.
Now, now, let’s go get you a book about lil’ baby Cthulhu. Yes, his tentacles are cute, but not as cute as you!
In need of a book recommendation? We’ve got you covered! Check out what the WR staff has read & rated by following Writer’s Relief on Goodreads. This week’s books are:
"The Raven" is first published under Edgar Allan Poe’s name in the New York Evening Mirror on January 29, 1845.
If you have written a book or novel, you’ll want to be sure that it meets the basic criteria of book publishers and literary agents. Follow the rules of genre fiction (whether it’s romance, Western, thriller, fantasy, historical, sci-fi, or horror), and you are more likely to get your book published.
Freddy, Jason, The Wolfman…Classic monsters of the big screen are famous for scaring movie-goers into fits of teeth-chattering terror.
But some of us (raise your hand if you’re guilty) have contracted a serious case of the creeps from monsters that appear in literature.
Is it just us, or are some things scarier when you have to imagine them yourself?
Check out our slide show of literary monsters—if you DARE!!!
Writers can suffer from recurring nightmares: you know, the one where the literary agent at the conference laughs at you in front of your friends, or the one where you’re naked at open mic night (or is that just us?). Fear gets down deep in the human consciousness, and if you as a writer aren’t exploiting fear to the utmost in your short stories or novel, then you’re missing a golden opportunity.
Even if you’re not writing in the horror or thriller genre, a healthy dose of fear is essential in your story. Fear creates rounded characters and lots of page-turning tension. Read on as weshow you how to scare up a little extra fear in your story.