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Writers Workshop of Science Fiction FantasyLakeNancy KressGeorge ZebrowskiPamela SargentMike ResnickEllen DatlowJames Patrick KellyJo FletcherStanley SchmidtGordon Van GelderLou AndersPeter CrowtherAnn VanderMeerJohn Joseph AdamsNick MamatasLucy A SnyderAlethea KontisNisi ShawlJude Marie GreenNayad A MonroeG Cameron FullerJackie GamberAmanda DeBordMax MillerJason SizeThis edition also includes several full page illustrations from award winning artists Matthew Perry and Bonnie Wasson. I was placing this book on my shelf and saw that it was the 13th book I've read on the subject of 'how to write' sort of stuff At this point I'm getting the feeling that I've about covered all the most obvious stuff some are about story others about inspiration some about dialog grammar editing you get the idea This book was a collection of essays on all of that stuff from sci fi and fantasy authors It's a a collection of essays that are I believe all available elsewhere if someone is so inclined as to track them all down Having them all assembled here though it made it easy for me to not do that And so I read about beginnings middles ends how to write from differing viewpoints all interesting stuff I think that like any book of this type that you tend to get out of it what you put into it You know if you actually sit and think about what you're being told and put some of those ideas into practice then it's helpfulSo for me it was a great read I did enjoy the insight into the mess of a man that Hemingway apparently was I enjoyed the discussion of gender in spec fic of things like how to ask the second that third uestions all very good stuffSo if you're like me and enjoy genre fiction and enjoy writing genre fiction and reading about how to write genre fiction then you could do much worse than adding this to your library

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Writers Workshop of Science Fiction Fantasy Download ¶ 108 Á Writers Workshop of Science Fiction and Fantasy is a collection of essays and interviews by and with many of the movers and shakers in the industry Each contributor covers the specific element of craft he or she excels in Expect to find varying perspectives and vWriters Workshop of Science Fiction and Fantasy is a collection of essays and interviews by and with many of the movers and shakers in the industry Each contributor covers the specific element of craft he or she excels in Expect to find varying perspectives and viewpoints which is why you many find differing opinions on any particular subjectThis is after all a collection of advice from professional storytellers And no two writers have made. Clearly though not as good as Writers Workshop of Horror by the end I did feel as though I did get a few fresh insights from some of the essays in this collection In particular I enjoyed Neil Geiman’s piece on where ideas come from—which was also very entertaining—plus the interviews with the late Ursula Le Guin and Tim Powers were enlightening I also really enjoyed Jackie Gamber’s interview with Ann VanderMeer on weird fiction The rest of the book however gave me few new insights into the craft of writing as I sifted through a lot of regurgitated observations and uotes that you can find in most any book on writing Though still useful if this is your first such writing guide I got a sense at times that many of these pieces spoke to the author’s enormous ego than they did to the craft of writing In particular I found Orson Scott Card’s piece on Rhetoric and Style utterly useless The mere fact that he tries to discredit proper usage “Elements of Style” “is utterly useless to writers of fiction; no worse than useless because it tears the soul out of a phrase sentence and paragraph leaving only a lifeless skeleton behind” should be enough to dismiss this entire essay out of hand The English language is a very precise and beautiful language and when used correctly—either spoken or written—it has a lyrical uality that is the hallmark of many great writers Rules of course can be broken if there’s a compelling reason to do so and the author is fully aware of the reasons that she or he are doing it but abandoning proper usage wholesale cheapens both the language itself and the written word Any author who is so enad with his personal “style” that he’s unable to express himself or herself in a meaningful way without completely kicking the rule book to the curb doesn’t have a whole lot to teach someone else

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It to the stage via the same journey each has made his or her own path to success And that's one of the strengths of this book The reader is afforded the luxury of discovering various approaches and then is allowed to choose what works best for him or herFeaturing essays and interviews withNeil GaimanOrson Scott CardUrsula K Le GuinAlan Dean FosterJames GunnTim PowersHarry TurtledoveLarry NivenJoe HaldemanKevin J AndersonElizabeth BearJay. This collection of short essays and interviews on various elements of the craft of speculative fiction writing has mostly high points and only a few low ones with plenty of nuggets of advice the aspiring writer can take home and paw over Nothing too deep or in depth here not the same things but as there is plenty of sugar mixed in with the medicine it all goes down easy Recommended particularly for the writer just starting out