*Do you like Horror Books? And no, I don't mean you've watched a few horror flicks or you like "Aliens" and "Chucky" films. I mean do you go out of your way to hunt down and read horror or suspense novels for FUN.
*Do names like Steven King, Dean Koontz, HP Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe,
*Do you know and read books like "House Of Leaves", "The Stand", "Haunted", "Drood", "The Terror", "Books of Blood", "The Call of Cthulhu", "World War Z" on a regular basis?
*Do you spend some of your spare time reading horror blogs and posting horror/mystery related forums.
*Do you hit up the local bookstore once every couple weeks to check out the new thriller/suspense/horror books?
If so, then THIS is the job for you!
If you're passionate about horror/suspense books then you'll love this job! Your job will be to help write a number of detailed horror recommendation [url removed, login to view] lists will touch many different horror subgenres as the mystery genre can include a number of side genres such as science fiction, fantasy, historical, crime etc.
We are talking book lists with the titles like “Best Horror Books Ever”, “Best Modern Horror Books”, ‘Best Classic Horror Books", "Best Science Fiction Horror Books", "Best Supernatural Horror" etc
The project will entail 10 - 15 or so lists for now, each containing the top 25 or so ranked recommendations. Likely anywhere from 500 to 1000 US in work with an eye for more work in the future.
You’ll need to write between 200-300 words per recommendation in a witty, sarcastic, and entertaining style. You’ll need to convince the read WHY the book is ranked on the list and why it’s considered one of the best books in the genre. Of course, you’ll also NEED to really know what you’re are talking about. You'll have to do research about the topic to to come up with the best lists. I will help out by forwarding my own soft recommendations to help out.
Some examples of what sort of lists /writing I’m expecting you to do as far as the style of writing I'm looking for:
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==HOW TO APPLY==
#1. YOU MUST be a native born English speaker. That means if you are not born in Canada, America, the UK, Australia, New Zelandand or somewhere where proper English is the first language, don't apply. I have nothing against ESL speakers, but for the context of this project, I need native-born English speakers WHO love reading horror books and have a good knowledge of the genre already. That means if you are from the Indian or African subcontinent, I won't even read your message. So don't wast my time and your time applying. I need people who are proper writers.
#2. Send me a message with a 100 word paragraph stating what you know about horror books, your long relationship with the horror book genre, what horror/suspense books you've read, and otherwise convince me that you actually know your sh*T when it comes to the horror genre.
YOU WILL NOT BE HIRED IF YOU ARE NOT WELL-READ IN THE HORROR GENRE. I'm looking for people who have a good deal about the genre before starting this project. Also explain to me your past writing qualifications -- have you worked as a writer, do you have a blog, do you attend horror/suspense/thriller conventions, etc. If I don't get this message in my inbox from you, you won't be considered for the job.
#3. Please don't send me a long and involved message about how you are a platinum level Ezine Articles author or some such. If you are writing EzineArticles, you won't be considered for this job. I need real writers who know how to write, not sloppy SEO writers who regurgitate other work into their own (often manged) words with keywords to trick the search engines.