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
-Piers Anthony, on making fantastical characters feel genuine
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.
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