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The Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction: 6 Steps to Writing and Publishing Your Bestseller!
     

The Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction: 6 Steps to Writing and Publishing Your Bestseller!

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by Philip Athans, R. A. Salvatore
 

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Science fiction and fantasy is one of the most challenging--and rewarding!--genres in the bookstore. But with New York Times bestselling author Philip Athans and fantasy giant R. A. Salvatore at your side, you’ll create worlds that draw your readers in--and keep them reading!

Just as important, you’ll learn how to prepare your work for

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Science fiction and fantasy is one of the most challenging--and rewarding!--genres in the bookstore. But with New York Times bestselling author Philip Athans and fantasy giant R. A. Salvatore at your side, you’ll create worlds that draw your readers in--and keep them reading!

Just as important, you’ll learn how to prepare your work for today’s market. Drawing on his years of experience as one of the most acclaimed professionals in publishing, Wizards of the Coast editor Athans explains how to set your novel apart--and break into this lucrative field. From devising clever plots and building complex characters to inventing original technologies and crafting alien civilizations, Athans gives you the techniques you need to write strong, saleable narratives.

Plus! Athans applies all of these critical lessons together in an unprecedented deconstruction of a never-before-published tale by the one and only R. A. Salvatore!

There are books on writing science fiction and fantasy, and then there’s this book--the only one you need to create strange, wonderful worlds for your own universe of readers!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440501456
Publisher:
Adams Media
Publication date:
07/18/2010
Series:
Ref000000 Series
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
217,315
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

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Meet the Author


Philip Athans is managing editor of novels at Wizards of the Coast, the largest producer of fantasy hobby games in the world. He's worked with such authors as R. A. Salvatore, Margaret Weis, and Tracy Hickman. He's also published his own fantasy novels, including the New York Times bestseller Annihilation.

R. A. Salvatore is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous works of fantasy fiction, including the Dark Elf series featuring his signature character, Drizzt Do'Urden.

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The Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction: 6 Steps to Writing and Publishing Your Bestseller! 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
FantasyPhanatic2 More than 1 year ago
WOW! I cannot believe how extremely helpful this book is. Philip does an incredible job in describing the Fantasy genre and does excellent work in how to rewrite and edit your own work by using his own examples. This is a valuable tool for any writer that wants to add something more to their novel. Athan's has also devoted a section of this book on how to write a proper query letter. I can't describe how extremely pleased I am to have come across this helpful tool.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book covers many subjects on helping you developing your ideas. Definitively worth a read if your interested in writing your own story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am equally impressed as I am intimidated! I am an amature in the writing world but no stranger to the arts. This book is full of more than helpful information but at the same time appears quite discouraging. Of course I wouldn't expect it to be entirely sugar coated either. I say well written and well done, but most of all- thank you.
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