A zombie smile makes me smile. The yellow teeth and red blood glistening off the undead’s neck gives me a sense of purpose in my writing. I don’t write about zombies (maybe one day I will) but I can’t get enough of zombie flicks and books. The most recent book a read–Mountain Man by Keith Blackmore–struck up some thoughts about how zombies, or the people running from them, are the perfect role models for writers.
The idea of a world with blood-thirsty, sub-human beasts sprinting towards shotgun wielding tough guys and girls puts the need to write in perspective. It poses the question: What if the world ended tomorrow? How would you respond?
Take a look at some other top zombie books and see how the themes and dialogue transmits a lesson to all writers. Zombies can help you write every day–if you’re up for a run.