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To Each Their Darkness 2010 Stoker Award Winner For Superior Achievement In NonfictionExplore The World Of Writing Horror From A Bram Stoker And International Horror Guild Award Winning Author S Point Of View Gary Braunbeck Uses Film, Fiction, And Life Experience To Elucidate The Finer Points Of Storytelling, Both In And Out Of Genre This Part Autobiographical, Always Analytical Book Looks At How Stories Develop And What Makes Them Work Or Not Work When They Re Told.Be Warned Reality Is As Brutal As Fiction Rob Zombie, Police Shootings, William Goldman, And Human Misery Are All Teachers To The Horror Neophyte, And Braunbeck Uses Their Lessons To Make To Each Their Darkness A Whirlwind Of Horror And Hope For The Aspiring Writer.

10 thoughts on “To Each Their Darkness

  1. says:

    To Each Their Darknessby Gary A BraunbeckApex Books 2010 ASIN B004G5Z6XG As much as I enjoy reading horror literature from authors, I m occasionally drawn to their opining on the genre and writing as a whole through their nonfiction titles Stephen King s On Writing sits at the tippy top of that list Gary A Braunbeck wrote a book in a similar vein, which was published by Apex Books, and much ballyhooed by his peers It is not strictly a memoir though, buta collection of essays and crit To Each Their Darknessby Gary A BraunbeckApex Books 2010 ASIN B004G5Z6XG As much as I enjoy reading horror literature from authors, I m occasionally drawn to their opining on the genre and writing as a whole through their nonfiction titles Stephen King s On Writing sits at the tippy top of that list Gary A Braunbeck wrote a book in a similar vein, which was published by Apex Books, and much ballyhooed by his peers It is not strictly a memoir though, buta collection of essays and criticisms, and it had me riveted much of the time.The book offers everything from Gary s thoughts on his favorite films and what makes a great story and a not so great story , all the way to some of the most heartrending glimpses at his personal and professional life It ain t pretty at times, but it s honest It s kind of funny in a way, because I ll piss and moan about something or other with a pu...

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    If you ve ever read horror or dark fantasy, if you aspire to write horror or dark fantasy, if you ve ever read any kind of novel, if you aspire to write any kind of novel, if you ve gone through dark periods in your life, you owe it to yourself to read this book Gary discusses the horror genre in particular, but he brings to the conversation and that s how this book reads, like a conversation with Gary so muchI cried at least twice reading this book When an author touches on the dark If you ve ever read horror or dark fantasy, if you aspire to write horror or dark fantasy, if you ve ever read any kind of novel, if you aspir...

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    Wow This book was amazing.Part biography, part musings on a writer s life He includes old columns and reviews, his thoughts on which of various author s books succeeded as films, and then intersperses with bits of his own life And when he starts on autobiographical passages, ...

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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Since reading the brilliant novel IN SILENT GRAVES back in 2004 a novel I ve now read 3 times , Gary Braunbeck instantly became one of my must read authors I quickly sought out as much from his as I could, and just about everything I ve read from him has managed to inspire me both as a writer and even as a person TO EACH THEIR DARKNESS is an extended version of Gary s FEAR IN A HANDFUL OF DUST HORROR AS A WAY OF LIFE, a book I had missed out on, so everything here was new to me except for Since reading the brilliant novel IN SILENT GRAVES back in 2004 a novel I ve now read 3 times , Gary Braunbeck instantly became one of my must read authors I quickly sought out as much from his as I could, and just about everything I ve read from him has managed to inspire me both as a writer and even as a person TO EACH THEIR DARKNESS is an extended version of Gary s FEAR IN A HANDFUL OF DUST HOR...

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    Gary Braunbeck knows how to write about the darker things life can offer up But why do I trust his word over most Because nothing is wasted on him This man has been through it some of the events he takes us through in detail are enough to make you want to put the book down for a while in the interest of recovery and no matter how hard times have gotten for him, there s always a lesson to be learned and most importantly, a story to tell You never get the sense that he is preaching or asking Gary Braunbeck knows how to write about the darker things life can offer up But why do I trust his word over most Because nothing is wasted on him This man has been through it some of the events he takes us through in detail are enough to make you want to put the book down for a while in the inter...

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    Stopped on page 140 I think many will like this book, but for myself, I fundamentally disagree with his criticisms, which makes the book unreadable for me Great beginning with what happened to him as a child, but the minute he started comparing books to films 4 chapters based on King books made into films Christine, Children of the Corn, etc , I had to cease Films and books are two completely different mediums Don t compare them But if you do, make sure you have at least made 2 feature Stopped on page 140 I think many will like this book, but for myself, I fundamentally disagree with his criticisms, which makes the book unreadable for me Great beginning with what happened to him as a child, but the minute he started comparing books to films 4 chapters based on King books made into film...

  7. says:

    This book made me want to write again Stay tuned.

  8. says:

    The entire book is an emotional roller coaster Go read it.

  9. says:

    Quick Take I m not entirely sure what I just read, but I like it.To Each Their Darkness is Gary Braunbeck s take on horror It s part autobiography, part analysis of the genre as a whole, part reviews of other works, and part brutally honest take on his own work.Before I elaborate on this particular book, I should probably give a little background on my experiences with ...

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    There are MANY books about the writing life, but this one fills a unique niche for authors of dark fiction Braunbeck writes with a clear affection for the horror genre, but also with concern about the direction in which it has often gone since the hyperviolent 80s horror boomin which, he states, books too often resorted to cheap scares violence, gore, etc rather than exploring subtext and creating works with an emotional core.This book is at its best when Braunbeck is giving his well inf There are MANY books about the writing life, but this one fills a unique niche for authors of dark fiction Braunbeck writes with a clear affection for the horror genre, but also with concern about the direction in which it has often gone since the hyperviolent 80s horror boomin which, he states, books too often resorted to cheap scares violence, gore, etc rather than exploring subtext and creating works with an emotional core.This book is at its best when Braunbeck is giving his well informed discourse on the state of the genre, and also when he relates with brave self disclosure several of his own real life traumas that have informed his writing Braunbeck goes on to detail the process of how the trauma to him made its way onto the page as part of story This part of the book was, for me, invaluable I think almost all authors of dark fiction have had an un...

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