Welcome to Must Read Horror, where we search the internet for the best horror articles of the week so you don’t have to. Without further ado:
- Bloody Disgusting explain how we have The X-Files to thank for pushing the boundaries of TV scares
- LitReactor offer up ten editing tricks to improve your writing
- Sci-fi & Scary have graphic novels to help you restart your reading habit
- John F. D. Taff writes for Kendall Reviews on small indie presses saving horror fiction
- The Gingernuts of Horror feature the unquiet women of Black Cranes
Luiz H. C., writing for Bloody Disgusting, casts his eye back to the initial run of The X-Files and looks at how the haunting images in the show pushed back the boundaries of TV scares.
Gabino Iglesias offers up ten suggestions for your editing process, which should ensure an upgrade to whichever manuscript you’re currently working on.
With the huge adjustments to people’s lives caused by the covid-19 pandemic, one thing that many are struggling with is reading. Tabatha Wood suggests some graphic novels to Sci-fi & Scary to get you back on the wagon.
In this guest post for Kendall Reviews, John F. D. Taff draws from his own experience, as well as the wider horror fiction community to celebrate the role of small indie presses in keeping horror going through thick and thin.
Writer and editor Lee Murray writes this first feature in a series, to coincide with the release of the new anthology Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women. The book features work by female writers of Southeast Asian origins who reject the stereotype of the submissive, demure and quiet. Read this, then move onto the subsequent parts of this fascinating feature.
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