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The Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction: 6 Steps to Writing and Publishing Your Bestseller! by [Athans, Philip, Salvatore, R. A.]
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Science fiction and fantasy is one of the most challenging--and rewarding!--genres in the bookstore. But with New York Times bestselling author Philip Athans and fantasy giant R. A. Salvatore at your side, you’ll create worlds that draw your readers in--and keep them reading!
Just as important, you’ll learn how to prepare your work for today’s market. Drawing on his years of experience as one of the most acclaimed professionals in publishing, Wizards of the Coast editor Athans explains how to set your novel apart--and break into this lucrative field. From devising clever plots and building complex characters to inventing original technologies and crafting alien civilizations, Athans gives you the techniques you need to write strong, saleable narratives.

Plus! Athans applies all of these critical lessons together in an unprecedented deconstruction of a never-before-published tale by the one and only R. A. Salvatore!

There are books on writing science fiction and fantasy, and then there’s this book--the only one you need to create strange, wonderful worlds for your own universe of readers!

About the Author

Philip Athans is managing editor of novels at Wizards of the Coast, the largest producer of fantasy hobby games in the world. He's worked with such authors as R. A. Salvatore, Margaret Weis, and Tracy Hickman. He's also published his own fantasy novels, including the New York Times bestseller Annihilation.

R. A. Salvatore is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous works of fantasy fiction, including the Dark Elf series featuring his signature character, Drizzt Do'Urden.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3544 KB
  • Print Length: 258 pages
  • Publisher: Adams Media (June 18 2010)
  • Sold by: Simon & Schuster Canada, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003VYC9FQ
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #134,548 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Very thorough and enjoyable read. Even if the stats are now out of date. Highly recommended for anyone interested in world building.
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The other, I would say 'authoritative' guideline is Orson Scott Card's; however, Card's is advice on somewhat classic SF&F. This book has a much more contemporary approach and is more applicable to today's readers and multitudes of SF&F sub-genres.
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RA Salvatore is one of my favorite fantasy authors, though he plays a smaller role in this book when it comes to the "How To's" or writing fantasy. With that being said, it is a great starting point for those that are looking for best practices.
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I really enjoyed this book because unlike Orson Scott Card's book, it leans more towards fantasy development than science fiction, and goes more in depth.
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super !
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