Worlds of Wonder: How to Write Science Fiction & Fantasy by David Gerrold
Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author Gerrold charms and challenges readers with his detailed instruction for creating compelling tales of fantasy and science fiction.
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.
Plotting and Writing Suspense Fiction by Patricia Highsmith
One of the top suspense novelists in the world explains how to use the elements of suspense to create and develop an exciting story, from the initial idea and the formation of the plot to the final draft; provides examples from her own work; and discuses her own trials and tribulations in the literary world.
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.
The Crime Writer's Sourcebook by Douglas Wynn
True crime cases to inspire your writing, at last -- here is the ultimate reference book for crime writers. Drawing on his knowledge of forensic science and police procedure, Douglas Wynn examines a number of real-life crimes to give writers a wealth of inspiration to draw on. How they killed, who they killed, why they killed; Wynn examines both method and motivation in this comprehensive and fascinating guide. Meticulously researched, detailed and compulsively readable, The Crime Writer's Sourcebook is guaranteed to spark every crime writer's imagination.
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.
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.
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