Writers Digest Books

Scene And Structure

Scene & Structure by Jack M. Bickham

I’ve often confessed that I am obsessed with reading writing guides to help me (and other authors) to create a page-turning novel that has readers staying up late at night because they simply can’t stop reading.

Any aspiring writer who has every intention of self-publishing their book simply has to read Jack Bickham’s Elements of Fiction Writing - Scene & Structure by the fantastic publisher of writing resource books, Writers Digest.

The Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction

The Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction

The Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction: 6 Steps to Writing and Publishing Your Bestseller By Philip Athans helps writers learn how to craft their own breakout fantasy or sci-fi novel.

This guide also helps in: developing the best plot structure; creating believable, exciting characters; writing compelling combat scenes; presenting technology that sounds as if it ought to work; and, also writing a strong proposal and finding the right publisher.

How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy

How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy by Orson Scott Card

If you’re on a similar journey learning to write about fantasy then Orson Scott Card’s book called How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy will provide advice on science fiction and fantasy.

If you’re a self-published writer interested in constructing stories about people, worlds and events that stretch the boundaries of the possible and the magical, Orson’s guide also includes information on potential markets and how to reach them.

The Writer's Complete Fantasy Reference

The Writer's Complete Fantasy Reference by Writers' Digest Books

The Writer's Complete Fantasy Reference by a collection of editors and writers at Writers’ Digest Books is an indispensable compendium of Myth and Magic for new authors delving into writing about fantasy.

For example, do you know what a murder hole is? Or why a chimera is three times worse than most monsters? And what would be better for storming castles, a trebuchet or a kopesh?

Online Writing Course For Writing Your Paranormal Novel

Online Writing Course For Writing Your Paranormal Novel

Readers love devouring supernatural stories and delving into a paranormal character's life. They love to escape from their own world and absorb the challenges that these paranormal creatures experience.

So, as a self-published writer of the supernatural genre, how do you learn the difference between a paranormal novel and a story with a supernatural elements? How do you tell if you are lapping over into science fiction? Or maybe you need some guidance to help you distinguish if you're actually writing fantasy instead of supernatural or paranormal themes.

Writing The Paranormal Novel

Writing The Paranormal Novel by Steve Harper

Vampires, werewolves, and zombies, oh my!

Writing a paranormal novel takes more than casting an alluring vampire or arming your hero with a magic wand. It takes an original idea, believable characters, a compelling plot, and surprising twists, not to mention great writing.

This helpful guide gives you everything you need to successfully introduce supernatural elements into any story without shattering the believability of your fictional world or falling victim to common cliches.

You'll learn how to:

Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards

Enter your self-published book for a chance to win national exposure, and so much more!

Writer’s Digest is proud to present the 22nd Annual Self-Published Book Awards, the premier competition that shines a spotlight on the works of self-published authors. Have you ever felt like your work deserves more attention? This competition is the perfect opportunity to take action and promote your work!

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