Horror Writers' Phrase Book
by Jackson Dean Chase
My rating: 5 stars
Series: Writers' Phrase Books - Book 1
Publication Date: February 27, 2015
Publisher: Jackson Dean Chase, Inc
Print Length: 168 pages
INSTANTLY WRITE BETTER HORROR!Run out of ideas? Bestselling author Jackson Dean Chase shares the secret weapon every writer needs.Arranged for quick, easy reference, the Horror Writers' Phrase Book contains over 3,000 ways to describe death, gore, hauntings, monsters, weapons, and more—plus dark emotions and writing exercises.
- Before using this book: "The chainsaw cut her neck."
- After using this book: "The buzzing blade savaged her soft, white throat."
- For example, take this boring sentence: "She made out with the vampire."
- And turn it into: "Their hungry mouths fed on each other in the darkness."
Try it now. Unleash the power and decide for yourself!
Horror Writers' Phrase Book by Jackson Dean Chase
Have you read anything by one of the Masters of YA Horror, Jackson Dean Chase? Does he manage to make you cringe, wince or feel terror? Did you want to check under the bed before turning out the lights? It’s all in the delivery, the timing, and the words that are being etched into your brain. That is the difference between being a writer and writing a story.
Some people just have the gift of gore, of making a simple action become dark and sinister, horrifying, even. Jackson Dean Chase has the confidence in his writing ability as the creator of chaos that he has put together the Horror Writers’ Phrase Book filled with a few ideas and thoughts from his own experience, as well as a multitude of phrases for every gory occasion. I’m not saying that “He was stabbed,’ doesn’t make you flinch, but “The knife thrust deep into his belly, rendering his skin useless to contain his spilling intestines,” can paint vivid soundtracks and visuals. NO! Mr. Chase did not write that, I did, but, see how an idea grows?
Directed toward writers looking for that” tag” that electrifies their readers and jolts their senses, Mr. Chase’s handy little book of horrors will help jump start the twisted creativity of those who are fleshing out their own tome of doom. Kind of like bouncing ideas around with an author buddy. I read the entire book, who knows, if a party gets a little dull, I may figure out how to use some of them, even if it’s just for charades.
I received this copy from Jackson Dean Chase in exchange for my honest review. My dark and twisted side thanks him and my light side says this is an author who advocates for ALL authors.