AZ Murder Goes... Professional by Barbara Peters
Follow five writers--Joanne Dobson, John Dunning, Nicholas Kilmer, Nancy Pickard, and William G. Tapply--along the professional paths that led to their books and the creation of characters who live on in the mind once the book's covers are closed.
Science Fiction 101: Where to Start Reading and Writing Science Fiction by Robert Silverberg
For those who read or write science fiction comes a great introduction to the secrets, the crafts, and the art of sci fi. Included are 13 classic works by Alfred Bester, Philip K. Dick, Jack Vance, Frederick Pohl, and many others.
An Introduction to Christian Writing by Ethel Herr
This exhaustive textbook is now in its second edition. It covers everything a beginning writer needs to know about getting published and serves as a solid reminder for the professional who needs an occasional bit of advice.
Borderlands of Science by Charles Sheffield
WELCOME TO THE FARTHEST FRONTIERS OF KNOWLEDGE.... Present-day science, as Carl Sagan observed, is more like science fiction than most science fiction. Where does the dividing line lie today? Charles Sheffield, an internationally respected scientist and an equally renowned science fiction writer, whom The Washington Post and others have compared to Arthur C. Clarke, surveys with an expert eye the current state of physics, astronomy, chemistry, biology, computers, and other fields, and brings the reader up to date on just how strange the universe is turning out to be. When exploring strange territory, a knowledgeable guide is a necessity. Fortunately, Dr. Sheffield is eminently qualified to explain the nature of the new mysteries which science is just beginning to explore. The readers will be in good hands as they are taken on an expertly guided tour of the BORDERLANDS OF SCIENCE
The Writer's Guide to Fantasy Literature: From Dragon's Lair to Hero's Quest by Philip Martin
In this helpful resource, over 30 fantasy authors reveal their insider secrets for success. Features detailed overviews on such topics as generating ideas, overcoming writer's block, mastering the genre, marketing your work, and more.
Writing Horror by Edo Van Belkom
Think you have the makings of a good horror writer? The craft of horror fiction has its own rules. Writing Horror takes you through the process of creating horror, including the art of suspending reader disbelief, the creation of atmosphere and believable characters, and the seven steps of plotting. From psychological to supernatural horror, from vampires to splatterpunk, Writing Horror gives you practical advice on starting and finishing your manuscript, getting a response from publishers, and cracking the pro market.
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cory Doctorow; Karl Schroeder
Offers advice on how to get a science fiction novel or short story published, including tips on the basic elements of a work of science fiction to getting an agent, and signing a contract.
20 Master Plots And How to Build Them by Ronald B. Tobias
The Best of Novel Advice by Jeanne Marie Childe
A Writer's Roadmap by Wendell Wellman
Science Fiction Writer's Workshop-I: An Introduction to Fiction Mechanics by Barry B. Longyear
Armed & Dangerous: A Writer's Guide to Weapons by Michael Newton
Writing the Mystery: A Start to Finish Guide for Both Novice and Professional by G. Miki Hayden
Writing Romantic Fiction: How to Make a Success of Your Creative Work by Marina Oliver
Writing Horror Fiction by Guy N. Smith
How to Write Funny: Add Humor to Every Kind of Writing by John B. Kachuba
Christian Writer's Market Guide 2003 by Sally E. Stuart
The Complete Guide to Writing and Selling the Christian Novel by Penelope J. Stokes
Writing Humor: Creativity and the Comic Mind by Mary Ann Rishel
Writing Television Comedy by Jerry Rannow
The Writer's Guide to the Business of Comics by Lurene Haines
The Comedy Market: A Writer's Guide to Making Money Being Funny by Carmine Desena
Comedy Writing Secrets by Mel Helitzer