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How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2007

    Points out the path

    Unfortunately, no one will make you sit down and write, at least, not unless you have someone breathing down your neck, because you have a dealine to make. The best anyone can do is to point you in the right direction and make sure you have a nice map of where to go. OSC does that very well with this book. He is a fountain of knowledge, and I've learned a thing or two from him. Now, all I have to do is sit down and 'rewrite' my two novels. There, that sounds simple enough. :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2005

    Freelance Reviewer for Midwest Book Review

    I'm always interested in how authors write their books. What techniques do they use to develop a character, create a believable setting, how do they hook their reader, unfold their plot and give the reader a resolution that will leave them remembering the story for days, weeks, or months? Most of us have read at least a few stories that seem to stay with us long after we have finished them and if you like to write it is something you strive for, hope for, in your finished book. I am attempting my first fantasy fiction novel and a fellow author let me borrow this book. I finished it quickly because it was well-written and highly interesting. It is written for someone who likes to read the fantasy fiction and science fiction genre but now is ready to try and write a novel for it too. I found all the information in Card's book highly useful, important, and insightful. I almost wish I would have read it before I started my first draft of my novel because it brought up so many things to think about, consider, and remember. Most people trying to write a science fiction or fantasy book will only improve their manuscript by reading this fine resource and applying its principals. I have purchased my own copy so I can constantly refer to it. A valuable writing reference. A. D. Tarbox, author of ALREADY ASLEEP (Oct. 2006)

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