60+ years of comic book exploits-on the page and behind the scenes.
Welcome to Comic Books 101, the complete, definitive and super-cool guide to the universe of caped crusaders, irradiated spiders, fantastic foursomes, and the super-talents behind their creation.
Want to know when Marvel, DC and so many other publishers got their start? Wonder why Spider-Man can't challenge Batman or why... [click here for more]
Vivid and memorable characters aren't born: they have to be made
This book is a set of tools: literary crowbars, chisels, mallets, pliers and tongs. Use them to pry, chip, yank and sift good characters out of the place where they live in your imagination.
Award-winning author Orson Scott Card explains in depth the techniques of inventing, developing and presenting characters, plus... [click here for more]
How to write and pitch winning scripts for movies, sitcoms, soaps, serials and variety shows
Let's start with "The End." The credits roll - we see "Screenplay by â€¦" and there's your name. The show's a hit! It's Emmy/Oscar night, and you're seated up front. The nominations are revealed; your name is called. Your acceptance speech is memorable, an inspiration... [click here for more]
Mastering the Language of Swashbucklers and Rogues
Ebbry-blastin'-theng ye needs must know-oo to lay tongue liker aargh-thentic pirate, by the devil's twisted tail.
Take a tour through the world of piracy with the only authoritative work on the pirate language. A comprehensive course in pirate vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and syntax, The Pirate Primercontains three... [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]