Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy

Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy

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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 worldsAre 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 effectivelyHighlights of the CD: Ten steps for pre-editing Exercises on character and dialogue Scores of links to relevant websites
Publisher: Bellingham, WA : International Self-Counsel Press, 2007.
Edition: Second edition
ISBN: 9781551807850
1551807858
Branch Call Number: 808.3876 Kilia 2007
Characteristics: xv, 208 pages + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.).

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