Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy / Edition 2

Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy / Edition 2

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by Crawford Kilian
     
 

ISBN-10: 1551807858

ISBN-13: 9781551807850

Pub. Date: 04/30/2007

Publisher: Self-Counsel Press, Inc.

Whether you are new to the genre or looking for inspiration, this book provides the tools you need to succeed. Develop believable fantasy worlds Challenge your readers’ imaginations Practical techniques you can apply today Written by a successful author of SF and fantasy novels Master the craft of magical worlds Are you struggling to get started on your

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Whether you are new to the genre or looking for inspiration, this book provides the tools you need to succeed. Develop believable fantasy worlds Challenge your readers’ imaginations Practical techniques you can apply today Written by a successful author of SF and fantasy novels Master the craft of magical worlds Are you struggling to get started on your science fiction or fantasy novel? Stuck at chapter two or need a fresh approach? Find new direction and inspiration with this unique guide to creating original and convincing stories. Written by a successful author of more than ten science fiction and fantasy novels, Writing Science and Fantasy takes an in-depth look at these two best-selling genres. Kilian delves into the origins and conventions of science fiction and fantasy and goes over the many subgenres, including nanotechnology, space opera, and sword and sorcery. He forces you to ask yourself crucial questions about your own novel, and also offers practical advice on how to prepare and market your manuscript to publishers, editors, and agents. With this book as a guide, both novice and experienced writers can learn how to make their work both a literary and financial success. Learn about: Constructing a scene Showing versus telling Avoiding clichés Developing good writing and research habits Creating plausible fantasy worlds Using symbolism and imagery effectively Highlights of the CD: Ten steps for pre-editing Exercises on character and dialogue Scores of links to relevant websites

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781551807850
Publisher:
Self-Counsel Press, Inc.
Publication date:
04/30/2007
Series:
Writing Series
Edition description:
Second Edition, Second edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,373,031
Product dimensions:
6.07(w) x 9.05(h) x 0.47(d)

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Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be very helpful since it covers everything from story and plot formation to the business end of writing. And more importantly, each area contains both examples of what to do and what not to do from some of my favorite science fiction and fantasy authors. Very helpful to any first-time novelist.