Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

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by Jeff VanderMeer, Jeremy Zerfoss
     
 

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This all-new definitive guide to writing imaginative fiction takes a completely novel approach and fully exploits the visual nature of fantasy through original drawings, maps, renderings, and exercises to create a spectacularly beautiful and inspiring object. Employing an accessible, example-rich approach, Wonderbook energizes and motivates while also providing… See more details below

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This all-new definitive guide to writing imaginative fiction takes a completely novel approach and fully exploits the visual nature of fantasy through original drawings, maps, renderings, and exercises to create a spectacularly beautiful and inspiring object. Employing an accessible, example-rich approach, Wonderbook energizes and motivates while also providing practical, nuts-and-bolts information needed to improve as a writer. Aimed at aspiring and intermediate-level writers, Wonderbook includes helpful sidebars and essays from some of the biggest names in fantasy today, such as George R. R. Martin, Lev Grossman, Neil Gaiman, Michael Moorcock, Catherynne M. Valente, and Karen Joy Fowler, to name a few.

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Library Journal
★ 02/15/2014
There are plenty of books on the market about fiction writing and each has its own take on what will help you get from blank page to completed novel. But VanderMeer (Finch; The Steampunk Bible) has done something new here. His guide hits all the topics a how-to book should cover—description, point of view, dialog, characterization, etc.—and can be used by writers of any kind of fiction as an instruction manual for constructing narrative. Where it differs is that VanderMeer aims to engage the imagination that is core to the work of sf and fantasy writers. Further distinguishing this title from other writing guides is its lavish presentation. The volume is simply gorgeous. Stuffed with full-page artwork and sneaky little decorative flourishes, it is a book that will feed the imagination even as it imparts practicalities. VanderMeer, who is himself a three-time World Fantasy Award winner and Nebula nominee, also pulls in essays from luminaries in the speculative fiction field such as Ursula K. Le Guin, Charles Yu, Lev Grossman, and Neil Gaiman, which greatly enhance the work. Special credit is also due to Jeremy Zerfoss, who was the main artist for this project. VERDICT Because it is so layered and filled with text, tips, and links to online extras, this book can be read again and again by both those who want to learn the craft of writing and those interested in the process of others.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781613124635
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
10/15/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
179,528
File size:
145 MB
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