About Nuts & Bolts: Practical Advice for Horror Writers

By Tom Joyce

First of all: thank you to everyone who responded to the social media team’s call for Nuts & Bolts interviews! If it’s been a while since you’ve heard from me, I’m sorry; I promise I haven’t forgotten you. I wasn’t anticipating such a wonderful response, but I shouldn’t have been surprised. Speaking as a newbie, I’m continuously blown away by just how welcoming and supportive the horror community can be.

Watch for upcoming interviews with some of horror’s most prominent professionals from a wide range of fields—everything from zines to screenplays to comics to haunted history guided tours.

Every month, Nuts & Bolts will provide practical advice that HWA members can use in their own writing careers. What qualifies me to write it? Nothing whatsoever! That’s kind of the point. I’m a new writer and affiliate member, eager to learn. Since others have been so willing to help, I figure the least I can do is pass along what I pick up in the hope it will benefit others, especially other beginners like me.

If you find the interviews informative or entertaining—even inspiring—that’s great! But my main hope is that you’ll find them useful. Here are just a few of the interviews already lined up, to give you an idea of what I’m looking for. Keep in mind that interview subjects don’t have to be HWA members or horror writers.

Tom Joyce is an affiliate member and beginning writer trying to learn all he can about the craft and business of writing horror from people more knowledgeable than himself. Feel free to join him on this quest with “Nuts & Bolts,” a monthly series of interviews and features dealing with the practical aspects of writing. And if you have any suggestions for good interview subjects, please feel free to get in touch with him at [email protected]

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