Conceiving the Heavens: Creating the Science Fiction Novel by Melissa Scott
How does one write science fiction so that it is believable and meaningful? Melissa Scott shares her successful techniques and insights.
How to Write Romance for the New Market and Get Published by Kathryn Falk
The owner and founder of "Romantic Times" magazine gives aspiring authors tips and advice on writing and having their books published, emphasizing the rapidly growing sub-genres of ethnic romance.
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.
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.
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting Your Romance Published by Julie Beard
Takes the budding romance novelist through the entire process of developing story ideas, editing, finding publishers, and marketing.
The Writer's Complete Fantasy Reference by Writer's Digest; Terry Brooks
This reference book provides A-to-Z coverage of the realm of the fantastic, offering writers of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and historical fiction vivid and detailed descriptions of the legendary humans, animals, societies, and religions that make the genre exciting and imaginative.
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.
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