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Now write! science fiction, fantasy and horror : speculative genre exercises from today's best writers and teachers /

by Lamson, Laurie.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Now write! writing guide series: Publisher: New York : J. P. Tarcher/Penguin, [2014]Description: xvi, 367 pages ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9780399165559 (pbk.) :; 039916555X (pbk.).Title notes: $15.95 prolam 3-2014 (db)Subject(s): Science fiction -- Authorship | Fantasy fiction -- Authorship | Horror tales -- Authorship | English language -- Rhetoric -- Problems, exercises, etcOnline resources: Cover image Summary: "Featuring speculative fiction-writing exercises from Harlan Ellison (R), Piers Anthony, Ramsey Campbell, Jack Ketchum, screenwriters of The Twilight Zone and Star Trek: The Next Generation, and many more. The fifth volume in the acclaimed Now Write! writing-guide series offers a full toolbox of advice and exercises for speculative fiction writers hoping to craft an engaging alternate reality, flesh out an enthralling fantasy quest, or dream up a bloodcurdling plot twist, including: Harlan Ellison (R), on crafting the perfect story title ; Jack Ketchum, on how economy of language helps create a truly frightening tale ; Piers Anthony, on making fantastical characters feel genuine and relatable. This collection of storytelling secrets from top genre writers--including winners of Nebula, Hugo, Edgar, and Bram Stoker awards--is essential for any writer looking to take a leap beyond the ordinary"-- Provided by publisher.
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Featuring speculative fiction-writing exercises from Harlan Ellison (R), Piers Anthony, Ramsey Campbell, Jack Ketchum, screenwriters of The Twilight Zone and Star Trek: The Next Generation , and many more. <br> <br> The fifth volume in the acclaimed Now Write! writing-guide series offers a full toolbox of advice and exercises for speculative fiction writers hoping to craft an engaging alternate reality, flesh out an enthralling fantasy quest, or dream up a bloodcurdling plot twist, including:<br> <br> - Harlan Ellison (R), on crafting the perfect story title<br> <br> - Jack Ketchum, on how economy of language helps create a truly frightening tale<br> <br> - Piers Anthony, on making fantastical characters feel genuine and relatable<br> <br> Among the other writers incluided are: Steven Barnes, Peter Briggs, David Brin, Sara B. Cooper, Brian James Freeman, Joe R. Lansdale, Bruce McAllister, Vonda N. McIntyre, William F. Nolan, Michael Reaves, Melissa Scott, Michael Dillon Scott, Vanessa Vaughn and others.<br> <br> This collection of storytelling secrets from top genre writers--including winners of Nebula, Hugo, Edgar, and Bram Stoker awards--is essential for any writer looking to take a leap beyond the ordinary.

$15.95 prolam 3-2014 (db)

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"Featuring speculative fiction-writing exercises from Harlan Ellison (R), Piers Anthony, Ramsey Campbell, Jack Ketchum, screenwriters of The Twilight Zone and Star Trek: The Next Generation, and many more. The fifth volume in the acclaimed Now Write! writing-guide series offers a full toolbox of advice and exercises for speculative fiction writers hoping to craft an engaging alternate reality, flesh out an enthralling fantasy quest, or dream up a bloodcurdling plot twist, including: Harlan Ellison (R), on crafting the perfect story title ; Jack Ketchum, on how economy of language helps create a truly frightening tale ; Piers Anthony, on making fantastical characters feel genuine and relatable. This collection of storytelling secrets from top genre writers--including winners of Nebula, Hugo, Edgar, and Bram Stoker awards--is essential for any writer looking to take a leap beyond the ordinary"-- Provided by publisher.

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