A Writer's Guide to Speculative Fiction: Science Fiction and Fantasy

December 20, 2019|
A Writer's Guide to Speculative Fiction: Science Fiction and Fantasy by Crawford Kilian
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You can create believable science fiction and fantasy worlds. Speculative fiction is an umbrella genre enveloping the ever-expanding genres of science fiction and fantasy, and best-selling science fiction and fantasy authors Crawford Kilian and Silvia Moreno-Garcia come together in this book to show writers how to craft believable worlds and plausible characters, and ultimately, how to craft good stories. Their hands-on, practical, put-the-book-down-and-start-writing advice speaks to new and emerging authors of science fiction and fantasy. They offer more than pep talks and success stories; they explain genres and how to bend and blend them, and give concrete suggestions on how to overcome the inevitable problems writers face, such as self editing, writing plausible characters, and building a plot without writing formula fiction. With a combined nearly 50 years of experience, Kilian and Moreno-Garcia save writers time, energy, and grief by showing them how to master the craft of storytelling and how to market their stories as successfully as possible. Their invaluable advice persuades readers to go beyond their, and others’, expectations of market and genre, pushing them to be better writers, and to add their own unique storytelling voices into the growing speculative fiction arena.
Crawford Kilian has been teaching and writing online since the 1980s. He developed Capilano University''s first online writing course, as well as teaching how to write for multimedia and the web. Kilian has published over 20 books as well as hundreds of articles both in print and online. He is a contributing editor of The Tyee.ca, and ...
Title:A Writer's Guide to Speculative Fiction: Science Fiction and Fantasy
Product dimensions:168 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.3 in
Shipping dimensions:168 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.3 in
Published:December 20, 2019
Publisher:Self-Counsel Press
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781770403161

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