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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Help Kickstart The Writer's Workshop of Science Fiction and Fantasy

The Writers’ Workshop of Science Fiction and Fantasy is a collection of essays and interviews with some of most influential names in the industry; each article covering a specific element of the craft of writing science fiction and fantasy.  The collaborators in this wonderful anthology include:

Neil Gaiman – “Where Do You Get Your Ideas?”

Orson Scott Card – “On Rhetoric and Style.”

Lou Anders – “Nebulous Matters, or Speculations on Subgenre.”

Lucy Snyder – “Ursula K. LeGuin Talks About A Lifetime in the Craft.”

James Gunn – “Beginnings.”

George Zebrowski – “Middles.”

Lake – “Endings.”

Nayad Monroe – “Tim Powers Talks About Writing Supernatural Awe and More.”

Pam Sargent – “Talking Too Much, or Not Enough: Dialogue in Science Fiction and Fantasy.”

Geoff Fuller -- “How Alien the Alien: A Primer on Viewpoint.”

Nancy Kress – “The Green-Skinned Zorn Laughed With Grief: Character and Emotion in Science Fiction and Fantasy.”

Harry Turtledove – “Alternate History: the How-To of What Might Have Been.”

Kelly Green – “Larry Niven Talks About the Collaborative Process.”

Joe Haldeman – “Hemingway Talks About Writing.”

Nisi Shawl – “Unbending Gender.”

Alan Dean Foster – “Reverse Engineering: Writing Novelizations.”

Alethea Kontis – “Kevin J. Anderson Talks About Spin-off Novels and Prequels.”

Elizabeth Bear -- “Tactics of Worldbuilding.”

Jackie Gamber–”Ann and Jeff Vandermeer Talk About Weird Fiction”

Michael Knost – Short fiction editors Ellen Datlow, Stanley Schmidt, Gordon Van Gelder, James Patrick Kelly, Mike Resnick, and John Joseph Adams discuss what they are looking for when reading submissions.

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This book may have been received free of charge from a publisher or a publicist. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.

This book may have been received free of charge from a publisher or a publicist. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.

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