Horror writers need reviews. Review sites give us those reviews and we share them. In this world of social media madness, both the authors and the reviewers could use all the help we can get. How you ask? Share, re-tweet, tell a friend. Every share helps. And every share is appreciated.
Obviously, the reviewed author is going to share the review, and maybe even a couple of that author’s friends will do the same. That’s awesome and it helps. But what if the reviewers would do the same for one another? In the few years I’ve been discovered by readers and reviewers, I’ve met a lot of really cool people who love this genre as much as we do. Most of these people put in as much time reading, reviewing, and running their sites as we do putting our books together. Probably even more!
I always look at the horror genre as the sibling to the punk rock community. We’re the black sheep, the ones that have to fight for every scrap, every inch of trust and respect. As writers, I feel we do a really good job of creating that sense of brother/sisterhood and community. I believe the horror reviewers out there should be the same. And maybe some are. I hope they aren’t competing against one another when they could be helping to grow our wonderfully wicked misfit brigade. Like I said, not sure where they stand, but I wish I could see them sharing each other’s reviews and posts on social media as much as we do.
It’s for the good of the people, right?
Well, with this new #SharetheHorror idea in mind…. I want to just highlight some of the really cool sites that are out there. For new writers, take these down, contact these ladies and gentlemen. For everyone else, let’s get on the #SharetheHorror bus and spread the word.
There are so many more….If you’re one of my favorites and I left you off, I apologize.
I hope this helps new authors and I hope our reviewing community can pull together and share each other’s reviews here and there. I know how busy you all are, but every little share helps. If we look out for each other, maybe we can help this thing grow.
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