Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy Television

How do you invent your own X-file, or a mission for the crew of the Enterprise? Answers to these questions and more are provided in this collection of interviews with writers and producers of science fiction and fantasy shows.

Author: Joe Nazzaro

Publisher: Titan Books (UK)

ISBN: 1840233834

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 253

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The question of how to become a science fiction writer is answered in this collection of exclusive, in-depth interviews with writers and producers from TV's hottest sci-fi and fantasy shows.

Worlds of Wonder

This ebook edition of Worlds of Wonder is the perfect resource for sci-fi and fantasy writers seeking encouragement and “tricks of the trade” from one of the greats.

Author: David Gerrold

Publisher: BenBella Books

ISBN: 9781946885890

Category:

Page: 222

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An in-depth sci-fi and fantasy writing guide by the Hugo and Nebula Award–winning author and writer of the Star Trek episode “The Trouble with Tribbles.” David Gerrold, the acclaimed author of science fiction classics including The Man Who Folded Himself and the Star Wolf series, shares his expertise in writing compelling fantasy and science fiction. “In a chatty, informal, and even humorous style, he provides numerous exercises and questions, challenging the would-be writer to imagine the answers” (Library Journal). For fans and fellow writers, Gerrold reveals his techniques for crafting plot, setting, character, and dialogue. He also teaches readers how to build a fantasy world, create alien races, develop a hero, write good sex scenes, keep imaginary elements believable, and so much more. This ebook edition of Worlds of Wonder is the perfect resource for sci-fi and fantasy writers seeking encouragement and “tricks of the trade” from one of the greats.

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.

Now Write Science Fiction Fantasy and Horror

This fifth installment in the Now Write! writing-guide series presents speculative fiction-writing exercises from Harlan Ellison, Piers Anthony, Ramsey Campbell and others to help aspiring writers craft a horror, fantasy or science fiction ...

Author: Laurie Lamson

Publisher: TarcherPerigee

ISBN: 9780399165559

Category: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES

Page: 367

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This fifth installment in the Now Write! writing-guide series presents speculative fiction-writing exercises from Harlan Ellison, Piers Anthony, Ramsey Campbell and others to help aspiring writers craft a horror, fantasy or science fiction novel that is anything but ordinary. Original.

Writing Science Fiction Fantasy

Living in the far future? Entertaining millions with your imagination? This book can help make those dreams come true! Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy brings you expert advice on how to craft and market tales of the fantastic.

Author: Analog and Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 0312089260

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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Do you dream of - Crossing the galaxies? Living in the far future? Entertaining millions with your imagination? This book can help make those dreams come true! Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy brings you expert advice on how to craft and market tales of the fantastic. Award-winning writers such as John Barnes, James Patrick Kelly, Norman Spinrad, Connie Willis, and Jane Yolen reveal some of their secrets of crafting believable stories, while Grand Masters Isaac Asimov and Robert A. Heinlein provide timeless advice for beginners and veterans alike. The editors also provide valuable insights into the process by which stories get published and they offer helpful hints on getting your story out of the slush pile and into print.

Writing Science Fiction Fantasy Horror

Packed with all the information one could need this is the book to set the reader off to a good start in writing science fiction even for those with no previous knowledge. The book shows how to turn ideas into stories that will sell.

Author: Christopher Kenworthy

Publisher: How to Books Limited

ISBN: 1857034562

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 126

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Packed with all the information one could need this is the book to set the reader off to a good start in writing science fiction even for those with no previous knowledge. The book shows how to turn ideas into stories that will sell.

How to Write Science Fiction Fantasy

Explore them with Orson Scott Card and create fiction that casts a spell over agents, publishers, and readers from every world.

Author: Orson Scott Card

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 158297103X

Category: Reference

Page: 140

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Learn to write science fiction and fantasy from a master You've always dreamed of writing science fiction and fantasy tales that pull readers into extraordinary new worlds and fantastic conflicts. Best-selling author Orson Scott Card shows you how it's done, distilling years of writing experience and publishing success into concise, no-nonsense advice. You'll learn how to: utilize story elements that define the science fiction and fantasy genres build, populate, and dramatize a credible, inviting world your readers will want to explore develop the "rules" of time, space and magic that affect your world and its inhabitants construct a compelling story by developing ideas, characters, and events that keep readers turning pages find the markets for speculative fiction, reach them, and get published submit queries, write cover letters, find an agent, and live the life of a writer The boundaries of your imagination are infinite. Explore them with Orson Scott Card and create fiction that casts a spell over agents, publishers, and readers from every world.

Eyes On The Stars Writing Science Fiction Fantasy

WRITER CHAPS — SEASON ONE SHORT BOOKS FULL OF OUTSTANDING
ADVICE FROM AUSTRALIA'S TOP SPECULATIVE FICTION WRITERS You Are
Not Your Writing and Other Sage Advice, Angela Slatter From Baby Brain To
Writer ...

Author: Sean Williams

Publisher: Brain Jar Press

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 50

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“I'm not going to lie to you. There are no secret handshakes or rules that will get you on your particular dream-path. If there was, we'd all be on our own already. If you want to be a successful writer, be prepared to have to make up most of it as you go along.” In these essays, Sean Williams—the best-selling author of over 120 short stories and fifty novels—shares his thoughts on the aspects of writing craft and the publishing business that young authors should know. Drawn from essays, keynotes, and presentations delivered over a decades-long career, Eyes on the Stars: Writing Science Fiction & Fantasy features Williams’s thoughts on balancing passion and professionalism, understanding the new writer’s career path, embracing the delicate art of writing media tie-ins, and reaching for the stars with your writerly ambitions. Whether you’re looking for writing advice from one of the preeminent writers of Science Fiction and Fantasy working in Australia today, or you’re a fan of William’s work who’d like to capture a slice of his creative philosophies, this chapbook is chock full of advice from a veteran of the Australian genre scene. ESSAYS IN THIS COLLECTION · A Day In The Life Of… · The Writer's Career Path · The Delicate Art of Media Tie-Ins · Reach for the Stars

Eyes On The Stars Writing Science Fiction Fantasy

Author: Sean Williams

Publisher: Brain Jar Press

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 50

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“I'm not going to lie to you. There are no secret handshakes or rules that will get you on your particular dream-path. If there was, we'd all be on our own already. If you want to be a successful writer, be prepared to have to make up most of it as you go along.” In these essays, Sean Williams—the best-selling author of over 120 short stories and fifty novels—shares his thoughts on the aspects of writing craft and the publishing business that young authors should know. Drawn from essays, keynotes, and presentations delivered over a decades-long career, Eyes on the Stars: Writing Science Fiction & Fantasy features Williams’s thoughts on balancing passion and professionalism, understanding the new writer’s career path, embracing the delicate art of writing media tie-ins, and reaching for the stars with your writerly ambitions. Whether you’re looking for writing advice from one of the preeminent writers of Science Fiction and Fantasy working in Australia today, or you’re a fan of William’s work who’d like to capture a slice of his creative philosophies, this chapbook is chock full of advice from a veteran of the Australian genre scene. ESSAYS IN THIS COLLECTION · A Day In The Life Of… · The Writer's Career Path · The Delicate Art of Media Tie-Ins · Reach for the Stars

The Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction

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!

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!

Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction

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Author: Lisa Tuttle

Publisher: A & C Black

ISBN: 0713672447

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 185

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Lisa Tuttle begins by looking at the different kinds of novels in the science and fantasy fiction genres. She then moves on to look at ideas, word-building, language, structure, writing for children, co-authoring, short stories, and finding an agent. This edition advises on self-publishing and on-line publishing.

Putting the Science in Fiction

This book brings together scientists, physicians, engineers, and other experts to help you: • Understand the basic principles of science, technology, and medicine that are frequently featured in fiction. • Avoid common pitfalls and ...

Author: Dan Koboldt

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440353420

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 274

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Science and technology have starring roles in a wide range of genres--science fiction, fantasy, thriller, mystery, and more. Unfortunately, many depictions of technical subjects in literature, film, and television are pure fiction. A basic understanding of biology, physics, engineering, and medicine will help you create more realistic stories that satisfy discerning readers. This book brings together scientists, physicians, engineers, and other experts to help you: • Understand the basic principles of science, technology, and medicine that are frequently featured in fiction. • Avoid common pitfalls and misconceptions to ensure technical accuracy. • Write realistic and compelling scientific elements that will captivate readers. • Brainstorm and develop new science- and technology-based story ideas. Whether writing about mutant monsters, rogue viruses, giant spaceships, or even murders and espionage, Putting the Science in Fiction will have something to help every writer craft better fiction. Putting the Science in Fiction collects articles from "Science in Sci-fi, Fact in Fantasy," Dan Koboldt's popular blog series for authors and fans of speculative fiction (dankoboldt.com/science-in-scifi). Each article discusses an element of sci-fi or fantasy with an expert in that field. Scientists, engineers, medical professionals, and others share their insights in order to debunk the myths, correct the misconceptions, and offer advice on getting the details right.

Writing Fantasy Science Fiction

A convenient paperback edition explaining the basic necessary elements writer's will use to create fantastic new cultures and legends, including in-depth examinations of character races, languages, geography, weaponry, technology, magic, ...

Author: Orson Scott Card

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599631400

Category: Reference

Page: 402

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A convenient paperback edition explaining the basic necessary elements writer's will use to create fantastic new cultures and legends, including in-depth examinations of character races, languages, geography, weaponry, technology, magic, and societal structures.

Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction

This book provides an elementary introduction to problems of those kinds, and the ways in which they modify the general problems of writing fiction.

Author: Brian Stableford

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781434449832

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 172

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Although the problems of writing fantasy and science fiction include all those pertaining to the writing of any kind of fiction, particular problems arise in stories in which unprecedented things can and do happen, as well as stories that often involve unhuman characters of various sorts, and that might require the elaborate design of entire imaginary worlds. This book provides an elementary introduction to problems of those kinds, and the ways in which they modify the general problems of writing fiction. It also suggests strategies that might enable the problems to be handled constructively and productively. The author has published more than seventy novels in the field, more than twenty short story collections, and more than twenty related works of non-fiction; he has, as the saying goes, been there, done that, and chewed his t-shirt in relevant frustration. Robert Reginald says: "An absolutely first-rate guide to writing fantastic literature. Stableford has much to say that potential writers of ALL fiction might find valuable, interesting, and highly illuminating. His reasonable discussion and dissection of the basic issues facing authors of creative fiction--and the solutions to be found to each problem--are dollops of solid gold advice, in this editor's humble opinion. Every would-be author should read this book--and more than once!"

Writing Science Fiction Fantasy

The editors who have joined together in putting this book together hopes that this will be the next best thing.

Author: Gardner R. Dozois

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312089260

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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Professionals and beginners alike will find a wealth of helpful information on the craft of writing in this handy reference covering plotting, dialogue, characterization, inspiration, comedy, imaginary worlds, imaginary beings, futuristic settings, and much more, all written by recognizable established writers, such as Robert Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, Poul Anderson, and many others.

500 Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing Prompts

This book is a collection of 500 science fiction and fantasy writing prompts of varied tone, tense, and points of view.Some of the prompts you can expect to see in this book includes: medieval times, artificial intelligence, mermaids, ...

Author: Julie Wenzel

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1537093347

Category:

Page: 122

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This book is a collection of 500 science fiction and fantasy writing prompts of varied tone, tense, and points of view.Some of the prompts you can expect to see in this book includes: medieval times, artificial intelligence, mermaids, ancient artifacts, dragons, aliens, government conspiracies, space travel, wormholes, and more!Example prompts from the book: 19. Write about a cute creature that arrives on the planet Earth to protect a young girl from danger. 32. Write about a waitress that discovers her own superpowers after becoming irritated with rude customers.71. You submit a DNA testing kit to find out information about your ancestry for fun. Months later, three men knock on your door to talk about your results in person. Additional testing is required. You have no other choice but to come with them.Having 500 prompts at your disposal gives you over a year's worth of writing material. Prevent writer's block and stay inspired with 500 Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing Prompts. This book is perfect for classroom exercises, writing contests, novel inspiration, NaNoWriMo, writer's block, or to fuel creativity.