A Writer's Guide to Creating Extraterrestrial Life-Forms"There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy." - Hamlet, William Shakespeare
Stanley Schmidt guides you toward a better understanding of our universe to create beings who will live in your science fiction.
Aliens and Alien Societies explains... [click here for more]
Learn How to Create Stories That Captivate Agents, Editors, and Readers Alike!
Inside you'll find the tools you need to build strong characters, keep your plots moving, master the art of dialogue, choose the right point of view, and more.
This comprehensive book on the art of novel and short story writing is packed with advice and instruction from best-selling authors and writing experts like Nancy... [click here for more]
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]
The Best Resource Available for Getting Your Fiction Published
For more than 30 years, Novel & Short Story Writer's Market has provided aspiring authors with the most complete and up-to-date information they need on publishing their work. This edition is the best yet, with more than 1,500 listings and more Edited byial content than ever before—with interviews and articles from industry... [click here for more]
Where and how to submit your novels and short stories for publication.
From the editors at Writer's Digest, this fantastic resource for science fiction and fantasy writers details hundreds of magazine and book publishers who are interested in acquiring and publishing new science fiction and fantasy titles.
Each market listing provides information on where the publisher is located, what they're looking... [click here for more]
Craft an otherworldly experience for your readers!
Do you dream of writing tales that pull readers into extraordinary realms? The Writer's Digest Guide to Science Fiction & Fantasy gives you everything you need to build a fantastic world, inhabit it with original and believable characters, and create an authentic and enthralling story.
Two complete books in one, this comprehensive guide... [click here for more]
For a story to be successful, it must come alive on the page. With Description & Setting, you will learn how to make every detail count as you create believable people, places and events. This valuable reference:
Shows you how to master the challenging - and often overlooked - subjects of description and setting
Offers hands-on action-and-results excercises that allow you to... [click here for more]
Readers will learn how to create dialogue that sizzles, with tips on creating dialogue for specific genres; bringing characters to life with revealing dialogue; identifying and fixing common dialogue problems; and more.
Includes examples of successful dialogue drawn from bestselling novels, and chapter-ending exercises. ... [click here for more]
Fiction writers can now learn to craft an engaging plot with this new book from the best-selling author and columnist.James Scott Bell offers clear, concise information that will help you create a believable and memorable plot including techniques for crafting strong beginnings, middles and endings, with easy to understand plotting diagrams and charts.
Bell also provides brainstorming techniques... [click here for more]