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.
Let’s face it, you can’t go wrong getting advice from one of the biggest names in science fiction and fantasy. Orson Scott Card won both the Hugo and Nebula science fiction awards for best novel for two consecutive years - something no other writer has done. In addition, he was the first writer to ever win a Nebula and a Hugo for both a book and its sequel.
If you’re keen on only one of these genres you may find that not all chapters will be useful. However you may find them interesting enough to feed your writing mind with ideas. First up Orson answers the questions: what is science fiction and what is fantasy?
Orson also gives any writer picking up his book lots of meaty topics on story construction and writing well. The MICE quotient (milieu, idea, character and event) and knowing which is most important in your story will help you decide your novel’s shape.
How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy will help you to keep your fantasy or science fiction story balanced within your new imaginary world and ensure your characters hook your readers.
Orson arms you with a creative route into writing fantasy and science fiction and to free your imagination to run wild into building your own fantasy or science fiction worlds. This is another excellent resource book for writers from Writers’ Digest Books that you can dip in and out of at any time in your writing process – be that fantasy or science fiction.
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