Many Genres, One Craft: Lessons in Writing Popular Fiction

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Finalist Eric Hoffer Awards Best Self-Help Book

Silver Foreword Magazine's Book of the Year--Writing

WINNER Best Non-Fiction London Book Festival

USA Book News Best Book Award Finalist--Business: Writing & Publishing

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Overview

Finalist Eric Hoffer Awards Best Self-Help Book

Silver Foreword Magazine's Book of the Year--Writing

WINNER Best Non-Fiction London Book Festival

USA Book News Best Book Award Finalist--Business: Writing & Publishing

WINNER Best Educational/Academic Indie Book Awards

International Book Awards "Winner" in the "Business: Writing & Publishing" category

Military Writers Society of America: How-to/Business—Bronze Medal

Named #5 in 10 of This Year's Terrific Writing Books by The Writer Magazine (2011)

Award-winning author Michael A. Arnzen and Heidi Ruby Miller gather the voices of today's top genre writers and writing instructors alongside their published students. Many Genres, One Craft fosters the writing process in a way that focuses almost exclusively on writing the novel. Using a compilation of instructional articles penned by well-known authors affiliated with Seton Hill University's acclaimed MFA program in Writing Popular Fiction, the book emphasizes how to write genre novels and commercially appealing fiction. The articles are modeled after actual “learning modules” that have successfully taught students in the program how to reach a wider audience for over a decade.

Award-winning and best-selling contributors from a spectrum of genres and literary careers offer their sage advice, including David Morrell, Tess Gerritsen, Victoria Thompson, Nancy Kress, Shelley Bates, Maria V. Snyder, Thomas Monteleone, Susan Mallery, and over fifty other published authors, teachers, and alumni, as well as special guest agents and editors who have visited the program. Divided into three parts—Craft, Genre, and The Writer's Life—the book provides advice on everything from point-of-view to writing media tie-in novels to marketing romance, all from writers who have actually done it.

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What People Are Saying

Mike Resnick
Finally! A book on writing category fiction, presented by those who do it every day. Choose a genre and jump right in. --Mike Resnick, Nebula and Hugo Award-winning author
Jonathan Maberry
Many Genres, One Craft is a brilliant and insightful must-have book for any writer, from newbie to working pro. Highly recommended! --Jonathan Maberry, NY Times bestselling author of The King of Plagues and Patient Zero
Suzanne Forster
Many Genres has everything you need to write and sell the book of your dreams. It is jam-packed with practical information, clear examples and brilliant insights, all delivered with clarity and wit. Skip the writers' conference and read this gem from the masters of genre fiction! --Suzanne Forster, New York Times bestselling author
Rennie Browne
Speaking from experience, I can tell you there isn't a muse and if there is, she's already dating someone else." If there isn't a muse, as you'll read in this invaluable book for writers, MANY GENRES ONE CRAFT is surely the next best thing. No matter what you want to learn--from choosing the point of view for a scene, from getting the most out of a critique group to fine-tuning your final draft, from approaching a literary agent to promoting your published book in print or electronically or both--it's all there. The contributors know their stuff, and what they're teaching applies to writing at any age. MANY GENRES ONE CRAFT covers all the bases superbly, including issues I haven't seen addressed anywhere else in today's rapidly shifting publishing landscape. --Renni Browne, co-author of SELF-EDITING FOR FICTION WRITERS
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780938467083
  • Publisher: Headline Books
  • Publication date: 5/11/2011
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael A. Arnzen (gorelets.com) teaches in Seton Hill University's MFA program in Writing Popular Fiction. A four-time Bram Stoker Award-winning author, Arnzen's books over the last two decades include Proverbs for Monsters, 100 Jolts, Grave Markings, The Gorelets Omnibus, and The Popular Uncanny.

Heidi Ruby Miller is adjunct faculty at Seton Hill University where she graduated from their Writing Popular Fiction program. Her novels include Ambasadora and Atomic Zion. Visit her at heidirubymiller.blogspot.com to read her author interview series.

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