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How to Write Science Fiction & Fantasy

(2001)
Author: Orson Scott Card
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
Pages: 140
Personal Rating: 0/10
Amazon: 4/5
Goodreads: 4/5
Bindings:Paper Back
Classifications:Fantasy
SciFi
NonFiction
Synopsis:
Writing for science fiction and fantasy audiences can be the most exciting writing you've ever done. Your readers are curious and want you to take them beyond "The Fields We Know," to help them explore the infinite boundaries of the worlds you create.

Here, science fiction great Orson Scott Card shares his expertise in these genres. You'll learn:

- What is and isn't science fiction and fantasy, and by whose standards and where your work fits in.
- How to build, populate, and dramatize a credible, inviting world your readers will want to explore.
- How to use the MICE quotient milieu, idea, character, event to structure a successful story.
- Where the markets are and how to reach them to get published.

The knowledge and skills you gain through this book will help you effectively lead your readers into the strangeness you create one tantalizing step at a time