This is the epic story of how a humble, comic-loving boy from Jersey became the modern, high king of fantasy. Best known for the Game of Thrones TV series, George R. R. Martin has — over the decades — "rewritten the book" on sci-fi, horror and fandom in ways few authors could. Come and discover the reason Time magazine named him "one of the most influential people in the... [click here for more]
All the tools you need to write and sell your first novel
For an aspiring novelist, nothing is more intimidating than a blank page or computer screen. This step-by-step guide helps you get past that hurdle, start writing, and cross the finish line to a first draft in only twenty-six weeks!
The Everything Guide to Writing Your First Novel covers the entire novel-writing process--from polishing an... [click here for more]
A common misconception is that professors who use popular culture and fantasy in the classroom have abandoned the classics, yet in a variety of contexts--high school, college freshman composition, senior seminars, literature, computer science, philosophy and politics--fantasy materials can expand and enrich an established curriculum.
The new essays in this book combine analyses of popular television... [click here for more]
From superheroes to manga - all you need to start creating your own graphic works
Watchmen. V for Vendetta. A History of Violence. The Sandman. 300. You've read them, you've loved them, and now you want to write and illustrate them. The Everything Guide to Writing Graphic Novels is your shot at the big time. Whether you want to go as dark as Sin City, as funny as Bone, or as poignant as Maus, this... [click here for more]
A thorough study of ghosts and those that communicate with them. This study goes over the evidence for and against the supernatural and in its final part it goes over the study of theosophy and what credence such studies offer and whether such beliefs are valid for today. ... [click here for more]
Solve the MYSTERY of how to write and sell a KILLER story!
With the help of interactive exercises, mystery author and crime fiction critic Hallie Ephron gives you the momentum you need to turn a kernel of an idea into an intriguing mystery novel. You'll learn to capitalize on your writing strengths and shore up your weaknesses.
This comprehensive guide covers every aspect of mystery... [click here for more]