How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy

How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 11mm | 231g
  • Writer's Digest Books
  • Cincinnati, OH, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 158297103X
  • 9781582971032
  • 32,872

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Not the best how to write speculative fiction book iv read but by far not the worst, this book is quite short and a definite easy read. I feel like a lot more could have been written and a few times felt like OSC WANTED to keep writing but was restricted on the quantity. at saying this it did introduce a few new ideas to me and as such was well worth its price a good book for the commute and reference but don't expect a full blown how to write bookshow more
by david craven
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