How To Write A Zombie Apocalypse Novel

Colin Drysdale has some extremely good points. I’d just add that there’s nothing wrong with writing a zombie novel just if you feel like creating your own undead apocalypse, but don’t do it with the expectation of publication and remuneration. It’s a fun sandbox to play in, though!

Colin M. Drysdale

It’s surprising how often people arrive at this blog having typed the title of this article (or something similar) into Google. Obviously there are a lot of would-be zombie writers out there looking for help so I thought I’d put together a brief guide based on my own experiences. This is quite a long article and if you’d prefer to read it offline, you can download a PDF from here.

1. Come Up With A Good Idea: Sorry to have to say this, but if you don’t have a good idea, then there’s really not much point in writing a book about zombies, or indeed anything else. Yet, coming up with an idea that’s good is probably the most difficult thing you will have to do; that’s right, coming up with a good idea for a book is more difficult than actually writing it! So what do I mean…

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