The Complete Guide to Writing Science Fiction

The Complete Guide to Writing Science Fiction: Volume One is a comprehensive writer's guide for the amateur to semi-pro writer on the genre of science fiction.

Author: Michele Acker

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ISBN: 1896944531

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The Complete Guide to Writing Science Fiction: Volume One is a comprehensive writer's guide for the amateur to semi-pro writer on the genre of science fiction. The book begins with a warning for new science fiction writers about the pitfalls and clich(r)s that often plague a first science fiction story. It finishes with practical information on how to present, sell and promote a finished novel and what to prepare for once the writer has achieved success. Topics range from alien creation to world building, fan fiction and space travel. EPPIE 2007: Finalist (non-fiction category) Contributors include Michele Acker, Jeanne Allen, Piers Anthony, Milena Benini, Orson Scott Card, Carol Hightshoe, Ian Irvine, Dave A. Law, Wil Mccarthy, Michael Mcrae, Tina Morgan, Bob Nailor, Darin Park, Kim Richards, Simon Rose, And Bud Sparhawk.

On Writing Science Fiction

Separate chapters cover Idea, Plot, Character, Background, Science, Tragedy, and Comedy. Twelve stories, each a first sale by its author, illustrate the main points of the book.

Author: George H. Scithers

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781880448786

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Here you will find the collective experience of three writers and editors distilled into a complete guide to writing science fiction. Separate chapters cover Idea, Plot, Character, Background, Science, Tragedy, and Comedy. Twelve stories, each a first sale by its author, illustrate the main points of the book. A foreword by Isaac Asimov gives an overall look at the task of becoming an SF writer, and an appendix by the editors explains exactly how to prepare a manuscript for publication.

Writing to the Point

Algis Budrys has taught hundreds of people at scores of workshops, was a well-known critic, editor, and author in his own right. "AJ's information is, and always has been, solid gold. Every writer can learn from this book.

Author: Algis Algis

Publisher: Wordfire Press

ISBN: 1614753679

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The classic work of writing instruction back in print! The complete, concise guide to writing fiction that sells from one of the most popular instructors of the Writers of the Future and Clarion workshops.Get a master's competitive edge in the writing business. Bestselling writer, editor and renowned writing teacher Algis Budrys, known as "AJ" to his many students, has distilled his fifty years of success into Writing to the Point. Write better stories. Fix mistakes in your current stories. Writing to the Point contains all the writing articles that appeared in the classic tomorrow Magazine, re-edited and expanded. Algis Budrys has taught hundreds of people at scores of workshops, was a well-known critic, editor, and author in his own right. "AJ's information is, and always has been, solid gold. Every writer can learn from this book."-New York Times bestselling author Kevin J. Anderson

The Complete Guide to Writing Fiction

I once made a pit stop in the whorehouse of science fiction . I am not a science -
fiction writer . Occasionally I will write a story in which there is some
appurtenance or gadget or thing , which may be called a fantasy device or a
science - fiction ...

Author: Barnaby Conrad

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: STANFORD:36105034387022

Category: Reference

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A complete and concise guide to writing and selling long and short fiction, including outlining, narrative writing, details, description, pacing, and action.

Complete Idiot s Guide to Publishing Science Fiction

Offers advice on how to get a science fiction novel or short story published, including tips on the basic elements of a work of science fiction to getting an agent, and signing a contract.

Author: Cory Doctorow

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ISBN: 0028639189

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

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Offers advice on how to get a science fiction novel or short story published, including tips on the basic elements of a work of science fiction to getting an agent, and signing a contract.

The Complete Guide to Writing Non fiction

General Writing Books Getting the Words Right : How to Revise , Edit , and
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Author: American Society of Journalists and Authors

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: UOM:39015008736665

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Gives practical advice on writing and researching magazine articles, discusses various specialized markets, and describes the life of a writer

The Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction

6 Steps to Writing and Publishing Your Bestseller! Philip Athans ... time writing
science fiction novels and get thee to a patent attorney as fast as humanly
possible so you can begin enjoying your reign as the Bill Gates of faster-than-
light travel.

Author: Philip Athans

Publisher: Adams Media

ISBN: 9781440501456

Category: Reference

Page: 256

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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!

The Complete Guide to Writers Conferences and Workshops

Author: William Noble

Publisher: Paul s Eriksson

ISBN: UOM:39015031759031

Category: Authorship

Page: 176

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This comprehensive directory of writers' conferences and workshops gives authors of all types easy access to those being held in the United States and Canada starting in 1996. Included are entries from more than 40 states and provinces; each entry offers practical information about where, when, and how the workshops and conferences are given. Conferences are listed for all writers, from screenwriters to children's writers, and the text includes important details about marketing, agents and editors, and also about contests and scholarships. Of added interest are the author's interviews with six directors of writers' conferences, who tell how and why they came to be involved, and what special characteristics their conferences offer; and a short history of the modern writers' conference, beginning with the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference in 1926, which shows how the idea has grown and changed and exploded during the past 70 years.

The Complete Guide to Writing Fiction and Nonfiction and Getting it Published

Even if you ' re writing science fiction , don ' t have your character say : "
Consequently , exploration of the outer planetoidal bodies is certainly feasible
because of the supermicrominiaturization of wave - length patterns in the
communicational ...

Author: Patricia Kubis

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: UCSC:32106015308478

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Discusses plot, viewpoint, character, dialogue, setting and style, offers advice on research, article writing, and interviews, and explains how to submit work

The Complete Guide to Writing Biographies

95 Best Stories from New Writers , edited by Linda Sanders $ 16 . 95 Characters
& Viewpoint , by Orson Scott Card $ 13 . 95 The Complete Guide to Writing
Fiction , by Barnaby Conrad $ 17 . 95 Cosmic Critiques : How & Why 10 Science
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Author: Ted Schwarz

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: IND:30000000996037

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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Details how to research, interview for and write marketable biographies, including as-told-to autobiographies as well as authorized and unauthorized biographies.

The Complete Guide to Writer s Groups Conferences and Workshops

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7920 Guilderland , NY 12084 Membership 900 . Publishes Directory ( 518 ) 869 ...

Author: Eileen Malone

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015037758151

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 245

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Describes writers' organizations and gatherings, looks at the kinds of support available, and includes tips on starting one's own writers' group

The Complete Guide to Writing Publishing Your First e Book

romance scifi: A science fiction story in which romance is central to the plot.
romantic comedy: A romance focused on humor. romantic mystery: A mystery tale
in which the crimesolvers are romantically involved. romantic suspense: A
romance ...

Author: Martha Maeda

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781601386083

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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The advent of Amazon s Kindle in 2007 allowed millions of writers to make the leap from paper to the electronic screen. Several eReader competitors recently joined the ring, introducing products such as the Apple iPad, Barnes & Noble Nook, the updated Sony Reader, and Samsung Papyrus. The publishing world is experiencing a revolution with these electronic readers and you can catch up to speed by learning the ins and outs of publishing with this low-cost, high-profit publisher. The Complete Guide to Writing & Publishing Your First eBook is a guide for anyone who s dreamt about becoming a published author and is intrigued by the profitable new prospect of ePublishing but didn t know where to start. EBook sales hovered around $500 million at the end of 2009, and are steadily climbing. If you re passionate about writing and using new technology to market yourself and your work, this book will explain how you can do what you love and increase your earning potential. Start off with understanding what an eBook is and the differences between traditional and digital publishing, and the benefits involved. You will identify and learn the details of more than 15 eReaders, including the three top-selling: Kindle, Nook, and Sony Reader. You will employ the basics of analyzing your audience, brainstorming, writing, editing, and marketing according to the type of eReader. You will learn the process of getting your book published, how to change or alter the format or style of your book to match the necessities of the eReader, and how to optimize the format of any text for e-reading. We spent dozens of hours interviewing writers who are experts in the art of digital publishing to provide a complete overview of everything you need to know about publishing your eBook. Not only will you learn how to upload your work through an eReader, you will also hone your writing skills with tips, writing exercises, and writing resources. You will learn how to target your book to the right demographic and what you can do to promote your book in online inventories. You will learn the basics of viral marketing promotion, SEO, and building a business with digital publications. You will learn how to work with your eReader to produce innovative content, and you will learn how to monitor for updates to the electronic publishing industry. No matter what your goals are, you can start publishing from your home with eReader technology

The 38 Most Common Fiction Writing Mistakes and how to Avoid Them

95 Cosmic Critiques : How & Why 10 Science Fiction Stories Work , edited by
Asimov & Greenberg ( paper ) $ 12 . 95 Creating ... 95 The Writing Business The
Complete Guide to Self - Publishing , by Tom & Marilyn Ross ( paper ) $ 16 .

Author: Jack M. Bickham

Publisher: Betterway Books

ISBN: IND:30000027330020

Category: Authorship

Page: 117

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Provides suggestions for correcting common writing mistakes and offers advice on developing a fiction writer's attitude, refining ideas and language, and submitting manuscripts.

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Fiction Writing The Art & Craft of Novel Writing, by Oakley Hall $17.95 Best
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Author: Martin Roth

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: UCSC:32106009987121

Category: Social Science

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A guide for writers provides facts and a resource list for nearly every aspect of crime

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The rough guide to blogging - Rough Guides , 2006 . Nahin , Paul J. Time travel :
a writer's guide to the real science of plausible time travel.- Writer's Digest Bks . ,
1997. ( Science fiction writing series / edited by Ben Bova ) Tuttle , Lisa . Writing ...

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ISBN: UCLA:L0106157548

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The Writer s Complete Guide to Conducting Interviews

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Author: Michael Schumacher

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: UOM:39015032761580

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 236

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Offers practical advice on preparing for, arranging, and conducting interviews, shows how to use an interviewee's words, and discusses legal and ethical aspects

A Writer s Guide to Speculative Fiction Science Fiction and Fantasy

You can create believable science fiction and fantasy worlds Speculative fiction is an umbrella genre enveloping the ever-expanding genres of science fiction and fantasy, and best-selling science fiction and fantasy authors Crawford Kilian ...

Author: Crawford Kilian

Publisher: Self-Counsel Press

ISBN: 9781770405066

Category: Reference

Page: 168

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You can create believable science fiction and fantasy worlds Speculative fiction is an umbrella genre enveloping the ever-expanding genres of science fiction and fantasy, and best-selling science fiction and fantasy authors Crawford Kilian and Silvia Moreno-Garcia come together in this book to show writers how to craft believable worlds and plausible characters, and ultimately, how to craft good stories. Their hands-on, practical, put-the-book-down-and-start-writing advice speaks to new and emerging authors of science fiction and fantasy. They offer more than pep talks and success stories; they explain genres and how to bend and blend them, and give concrete suggestions on how to overcome the inevitable problems writers face, such as self editing, writing plausible characters, and building a plot without writing formula fiction. With a combined nearly 50 years of experience, Kilian and Moreno-Garcia save writers time, energy, and grief by showing them how to master the craft of storytelling and how to market their stories as successfully as possible. Their invaluable advice persuades readers to go beyond their, and others’, expectations of market and genre, pushing them to be better writers, and to add their own unique storytelling voices into the growing speculative fiction arena.

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Practical Tips for Writing Popular Fiction

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Science Fiction Stories Work , edited by Asimov & Greenberg ( paper ) $ 12 .

Author: Robyn Carr

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: 089879515X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Offers advice on writing genre fiction, covering characterization, plot construction, motivation, dialogue, and pacing

This Business of Writing

Fiction Writing The Art & Craft of Novel Writing , by Oakley Hall $ 17.95 Best
Stories from New Writers , edited by Linda ... The Complete Guide to Writing
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Author: Gregg Levoy

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: UOM:39015029169789

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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A guide to succeeding as a writer draws on the experiences of notable writers to offer practical advice on adjusting to life as a freelance writer, setting goals, promoting and selling work, and negotiating pay