I hope you’ll check it out here.
Just finished John Ajvide Lindqvist’s HANDLING THE UNDEAD. Not your traditional zombie fare in any way, a little slow, and with a somewhat unsatisfying ending (a major story line ends without resolution), but a highly original, entertaining and emotionally charged story about what would happen if our loved ones came back from the dead.
(By the way, I was a bit surprised by the image used for the cover, which had already been used for a cover for another zombie novel by a fairly prominent author. I saw a similar duplication with another two zombie novels recently. Stock photos are open source images but one would think cover designers would want their work to be somewhat original, and not duplicate other works in the field.)
Fell zombie author Ian Grieve Sandusky invited me back to his blog for an extensive writer to writer interview about writing for the zombie apocalypse genre. The questions were great and I hope you find the answers interesting and insightful.
Click here to read the complete interview.
Ian DG Sandusky, author of GREY DOGS, and I have been sharing ideas with a would-be zombie author about what makes (or breaks) a good zombie apocalypse novel in an Amazon.com discussion board. He took my list and posted it on his blog. If you’d like to add or dispute anything, be sure to leave a comment.
Click here to read the list.
Click here to read the entire interview.
Interested in writing a work of survival horror? I remember author David Moody talking about his thought process in developing his stories. He said something to this effect: Go into any crowded public place, imagine something or somebody going haywire, and then picture the result. It’s great, simple advice. The best stories in this genre, after all, are those about ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances.