Ê Writing Dark Stories (Writers Craft Book 6)✓ ePUB Author ☆ Rayne Hall hip hop – groundhogwalking.co.uk

Writing Dark Stories (Writers Craft Book 6) Learn to haunt your readers with powerful, chilling tales Make their spines tingle with anticipation and their skins crawl with delicious fear Disturb their world view and invite them to look into the dark corners of their own souls.This book gives you a wealth of tools and techniques for writing great short stories It is part of the acclaimed Writer s Craft series.TABLE OF CONTENTSIntroduction1 FEED YOUR FICTION WITH YOUR FEARSPlaces Weird Shudders Phobias Childhood Fears Dreams Human Attitudes Ordinary Things.Assignment.2 WHY THE TITLE IS A STRONG STARTGathering Ideas Assignment.3 WRITING BY THE SEAT OF YOUR PANTSNow Write Prompts The Freewriting Experience Assignment.4 FIFTEEN MASTER PLOTSPlot Ideas You Can Use Assignment.5 DARK FICTION AND HORROR GENRESHorror Splatterpunk Extreme Horror Psychological Horror Dystopian Lovecraftian Thriller.Mystery Dark Fiction Supernatural Paranormal Paranormal Romance Dark Fantasy UrbanFantasy Gothic Erotic Horror Horror Comedy Romantic Suspense Steampunk Ghost Stories.Slipstream Speculative Fiction Weird Fiction Flash Fiction Slice of Life Cross Genre.Collection Anthology Assignment.6 POINT OF VIEWDeep PoV Techniques Serial Point of View Omniscient Point of View Other Point of View Styles.Assignment.7 MANAGING TENSIONGoal Raising the Stakes Conflicts Among Characters Peaks and Troughs Assignment.8 BUILDING SUSPENSEPose a Question The Ticking Clock Pacing The Door Opens Assignment.9 HOW TO SCARE YOUR READERSDarkness Sounds Chill Isolation Meet the Monster Get Visceral The Gory Bits Assignment.10 CREEPY LOCATIONSSelect the Setting Inspiring Pictures How to Describe the Setting Practical Research SettingResearch Checklist Assignment.11 MAKE THE MOST OF THE WEATHERCreate Atmosphere Deepen the PoV Make it Difficult for the Characters Strained Tempers Moodand Foreboding Beware the Pathetic Fallacy Collecting Descriptions Assignment.12 HOW TO OPEN YOUR STORYOpening with Setting Description Opening with Dialogue Opening While All Seems Well with theWorld Assignment.13 HOW TO END YOUR STORYEndings to Avoid Seven Possible Endings Leave Questions in the Reader s Mind Assignment.14 VILLAINS AND MONSTERSHuman Villains Clich s to Avoid Motivation Depth Describing the Villain Monsters Reveal itBit by Bit Keep it Plausible Assignment.15 GHOST STORIESPlot and Backstory Setting and Mood Characters and Point of View Assignment.16 VAMPIRES, WEREWOLVES, ZOMBIESVampires Sparkling Versus Traditional Vampire Tropes Fiction Ideas Werewolves WerewolfTropes Questions to Consider Zombies How Zombies are Made Zombie Tropes Fiction Ideas.Beware the Bite Hiders Assignment.17 RELIGIOUS HORRORHorror in Holy Books Faith Versus Fear Religious Historical Horror Unbelievers Meet ScaryGods Stories Presenting Religion as Evil Writing About Other Faiths Controversy Assignment.18 Why Do People Read Horror Fiction Seven Psychological Reasons Assignment.19 MARKETING AND PUBLICATIONTraditional Publishing Markets Rights Payment Self Publishing Trends Assignments.20 SAMPLE STORIES WITH COMMENTSBurning Seagulls Only A Fool.DEAR READERThis book uses British English. Best Read Books Writing Dark Stories (Writers Craft Book 6) author Rayne Hall – groundhogwalking.co.uk

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  1. This is a fantastic resource for anyone who writes or is aspiring to write in the dark fiction and horror genres The book explains brilliantly all the many different sub genres of horror and dark fiction, through to thrillers and suspense It s focus is on short stories and I gobbled up every word.Rayne covers everything from writing from different POV s through to how to build tension and suspense and the difference between the two She teaches how to use clever descriptive wording to create y This is a fantastic resource for anyone who writes or is aspiring to write in the dark fiction and horror genres The book explains brilliantly all the many different sub genres of horror and dark fiction, through to thrillers and suspense It s focus is on short stories and I gobbled up every word.Rayne covers everything from writing from different POV s through to how to build tension and suspense and the difference between the two She teaches how to use clever descriptive wording to create your environment, characters and mood It s an awful lot of good stuff packed into one book.We learn what not to do, mistakes to avoid like the fact that too much gore becomes a bore when it s not balanced out As a writer working on my first book of dark fiction horror short stories plus submitting to be considered for anthologies I found this book immensely helpful and will be referring to it over and over again.Even authors who have written ...

  2. Writing Dark Stories is aimed at short story writers However, I found all the tips easy to transfer to a full length novel Rayne covers what dark stories mean, as well as including an outline about the different genres within this writing community There is a wonderful breakdown of chapters concentrating on specific villains, from the human variety right through to vampires, monsters, and even ghosts.As with all of Rayne s how to books, she includes assignments throughout to test your knowl Writing Dark Stories is aimed at short story writers However, I found all the tips easy to transfer to a full lengt...

  3. As a beginner in writing dark fiction and horror stories I used to write in other genres before , I was looking for a good book that helps me to improve my writing skills and introduces me to that genre.With Writing Dark Stories of Rayne Hall s Writer s Craft series, I found that book I was looking for It s perfect for people like me who are new to that genre and need some good tips and advice.In her book Rayne Hall helps the reader to improve their writing skills, creating a dark atmosphe As a beginner in writing dark fiction and horror stories I used to write in other genres before , I was looking for a good book that helps me to improve my writing skills and introduces me to that genre.With Writing Dark Stories of Rayne Hall s Writer s Craft series, I found that book I was looking for It s perfect for people like me who are new to that genre and need some good tips and advice.In her book Rayne Hall helps the reader to improve their writing skills, creating a dark atmosphere, tension and suspense She shares several master plots, gives tips on how to open and end the story and how to find the right point of view.My favourite chapters were Chapter 5 Dark Fiction and Horror Genres a great overview , 16 Vampires, Werewolves, Zombies and 19 Marketing and Publication I...

  4. I have been fortunate to take many of Rayne Hall s classes on writing scary scenes, short stories, etc., but this book focuses on darker short fiction.At the end of each chapter there is a quick assignment to help you put to use the information that was presented in that chapter It s a great exercise.I really enjoyed the chapters on ghosts, vampires, werewolves and religious horror While the classes touched on making scenes suspenseful, these chapters had muchinformation the specifics of I have been fortunate to take many of Rayne Hall s classes on wri...

  5. While some of the book comes off as filler there are lengthy passages on what a vampire werewolf zombie is, with lists of their traits , its strength lies in its ability to help generate stories of your own by exploring what sorts of things are scary to you Great for the beginner, without being insulting Any creative person reading this will likely have a slew of ideas by the time they come to the end I cringed a little when I saw that the last chunk of the book is devoted to the writer s ow While some of the book comes off as filler there are lengthy passages on what a vampire werewolf zombie is, with lists of their traits , its strength lies in its ability to help generate stories of your own by exploring what sorts of things are scary to you Great for the beginner, without being insultin...

  6. Didn t provide the depth that I wanted but at least gave me foundational elements to think about I realize this book and others in the series areabout giving basic ideas and fermenting further thought on the reader s end, so I gave this book 3 stars because it gave...

  7. Great tips.I got this through kindle unlimited, and glad I did Great tips in this book It ll help your outlining and brainstorming.

  8. good for lists and for steps

  9. I m not even sure where to begin with Writing Dark Stories by Rayne Hall It was incredible Hall dd an excellent job explaining all the different dark genres and sub genres, as well as the different elements of a good dark story She reveals how to hook your reader with a great opening and keep them interested by building suspense and tension She discusses various methods of building tension between characters, and the best ways to write and describe a villain or monster This book is so in de I m not even sure where to begin with Writing Dark S...

  10. Anyone who enjoys writing fiction, as well as anyone who likes writing in general, will be able find something in this book that is helpful Even for those who don t usually write in the dark story genres, there are hints to help your story writing be sharper andinteresting For a moment, think about what readers want Readers like their feelings to be aroused Touch the reader s senses and keep in mind that suspense keeps them reading Make a story that they cannot put down, one that will Anyone who enjoys writing fiction, as well as anyone who likes writing in general, will be able find something in this book that is helpful Even for those who don t usually write in the dark story genres, there are hints to help your story writing be sharper andinteresting For a moment, think about what readers want Readers like their feelings to be aroused Touch the reader s senses and keep in mind that suspense keeps them reading Make a story that they cannot put down, one that will be read until the end, definitely not a story that the reader will get bored with and abandon.The book contains simple advice and writing prompts for anyone wishing to write in the dark story genres This book is especially helpful for someone starting out or someone who normally does other types of writing The book is well organized with helpful master plot ideas, tips to build tension and suspense, and marketing tips I found it useful, since I usually don t write suspensefu...