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Writing Science Fiction & Fantasy

Want to be the next George R.R. Martin or Jim Butcher? Here you’ll find information on writing for this specialized market, including world building, creating aliens and systems of magic, selling your work, and much more.

5 Tips To Polish Your Fiction

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Birth of a Series

The author writes it and submits. The editor considers it, then takes it on. In their words, both sides of this relationship share their takes on the process of bringing a debut novel to life. Read more

Terry Brooks on Star Wars

Noted fantasy author Terry Brooks talks about working with George Lucas on the novelization of The Phantom Menace and about the joy of writing. Read more

The Hustler

After 13 months of hand-selling his book from town to town, Christopher Paolini is vaulting to publishing stardom with a marketing savvy beyond his years. Read more

The 4 Do’s and Don’ts of Time Travel

You’ve always dreamed of writing science fiction and fantasy tales that pull readers into extraordinary new worlds and fantastic conflicts. Best-selling author Orson Scott Card shows you how to develop the "rules" of time, space and magic that affect your world and its inhabitants. Read more

You’re Now Entering the Twilight Zone

Not all fiction attempts to mimic reality. Successful nonmimetic fiction employs the strange, the surreal and exaggeration to make its point. Read more

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