Dracula. Never has ather name had such a profound and far-reaching impact on an entire genre. Bram Stoker's vampiric creature of the night has spawned countless versions in fiction, film, television, comics, and more ... and it all started with Stoker's classic 1897 text. As part of the Writer's Digest Antated Classics series, this edition of Dracula features hundreds of insightful antations from Bram Stoker Award winner Mort Castle. Explore the craft and technique of Dracula through the lens of a writer, and learn why and how Stoker made the choices he did while writing one of the most iconic horror vels of all time. The techniques revealed in the antations and accompanying study guide will aid in the crafting of your own chilling works of fiction.
Mort Castle has edited All American Horror of the 21st Century (Wicker Park Press) and the essential reference work On Writing Horror for the Horror Writers Association (Writer's Digest Books.) He has twice won the Bram Stoker Award, as well as the Black Quill Award, and teaches creative writing at Columbia College Chicago and at conferences throughout the country. Castle and Jane, his wife of 43 years, live in Crete, Illinois.