All Hallow’s Read (Day 7) A scary book for…

…a writer.

Within the horror genre, there are two books that are considered the holy grail of writing advice. We wholeheartedly suggest you get your hands on both of them, if you can.

NO writer in the horror genre should be without A Writer’s Tale. Not one. Hell, we’d go as far as to say that no writer at all should be without this book, but there was only a limited run of 526 signed and/or numbered copies, so it’s a little hard to get your hands on. It is possible, though, as both Colum and Pat have copies. Keep an eye out. If you come across one for a good price, snag it as soon as you get a chance. Laymon’s advice in this book is absolutely indispensable.

Stephen King’s On Writing is an incredible account of what it’s like to be a writer, following King through his ups and downs, and shelling out some of the best advice for upstarts and old hands, alike. This one is more readily available than A Writer’s Tale.

All Hallow’s Read is a book-giving tradition thought up by author Neil Gaiman. We’ll be making book suggestions all month long in case you need ideas!

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