In this guide, award-winning author Nancy Kress explores the crucial relationship between characterization and plot, illustrating how vibrant, well-constructed characters act as the driving force behind an exceptional story.
In teaching you the fundamentals of creating characters that will keep your readers spellbound, Kress utilizes:
Dozens of excerpts from well-known fiction
Enlightening... [click here for more]
Felines and mysterious fantasy: it's a magical mix that appeals to the imaginations of cat lovers the world around. The first volume of this new anthology series includes colorful stories by authors Nancy Springer, Ann Marston, Jack Williamson, and Fred Chappell, among others -- plus classics by Fritz Leiber and H.P. Lovecraft. ... [click here for more]
Included in this volume:
INTRODUCTION, Rich Horton (Editor) DARK INTEGERS, Greg Egan A PLAIN TALE FROM OUR HILLS, Bruce Ster AN EYE FOR AN EYE, Charles Coleman Finlay ALWAYS, Karen Joy Fowler AN OCEAN IS A SNOWFLAKE, FOUR BILLION MILES AWAY, John Barnes VIRUS CHANGES SKIN, Ekaterina Sedia WIKIWORLD, Paul Di Filippo ARTIFICE AND INTELLIGENCE, Tim Pratt JESUS CHRIST, REANIMATOR, Ken... [click here for more]