Book View Café presents BREWING FINE FICTION

Book View Café presents BREWING FINE FICTION

by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff
     
 
Check any bookstore and you’ll find a host of titles on writing. Some are good, some not so good. Every author has his or her own strengths and weaknesses. But in Brewing Fine Fiction: Advice for writers from the authors at Book View Café, you get a smorgasbord of professional advice and expertise. From the plausibility of fantasy, by Ursula K. Le Guin

Overview

Check any bookstore and you’ll find a host of titles on writing. Some are good, some not so good. Every author has his or her own strengths and weaknesses. But in Brewing Fine Fiction: Advice for writers from the authors at Book View Café, you get a smorgasbord of professional advice and expertise. From the plausibility of fantasy, by Ursula K. Le Guin, to Deborah J. Ross’s comments on reviews, you’ll find every facet of the craft and writing life covered.

Editorial Reviews

Dayna Winters
“Brewing Fine Fiction” is a definite necessity for every writer looking for straightforward, fun writing suggestions and advice. This book will not disappear under the dust accumulating on the other writer's guides on the bookshelf. Brewing Fine Fiction is a recommended read for a reader/writer looking for a guide to use repeatedly.
Mary Rosenblum
For the wealth of information, experience, and diversity, all under one cover, you can’t beat it.
Peter Clack
This is an excellent introduction to writing fiction which is divided into five sections: The Basics, Craft, Research, Marketing Your Work, and The Writing Life. There are 36 chapters, each written by a different hand, so this is very much a collaborative effort drawn together by a pair of very skilful editors. It takes you through the whole process of writing a novel or short story from blank page to finished article either on the book shelf or in the magazine.
structure geek
While some of the more esoteric topics (e.g., how to get on Worldcon panels) will be of little use to the beginner or "mainstream" fiction writer, all have some useful information or inspiration to offer. (Or, in some cases, a welcome dash of realism: Sara Zettel's essay in particular is an excellent reminder not only that the ultimate technique is "whatever works," but also that sustaining a writing career is, if anything, more difficult than beginning one.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012429049
Publisher:
Book View Cafe
Publication date:
08/03/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Book View Café’s members include international bestselling authors and winners of the National Book Award, the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, and many others. Most have sold multiple novels to major publishers. Many have taught writing at workshops around the world. The knowledge of these professional authors is gathered into a volume that will help both new and experienced writers cope with the creative challenges and the nuts-and-bolts business issues of a career in writing fiction.

AUTHORS: Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff, Amy Sterling Casil, Brenda W. Clough, Lori Devoti, Chris Dolley, Laura Anne Gilman, Sue Lange, Ursula K. Le Guin, Vonda N. McIntyre, Nancy Jane Moore, Pati Nagle, Steven Harper Piziks, Irene Radford, Patricia Rice, Madeleine E. Robins, Deborah J. Ross, Sherwood Smith, Jennifer Stevenson, Judith Tarr, Gerald M. Weinberg, Sarah Zettel

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