Now Write!

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EDITED BY LAURIE LAMSON

THE FIFTH BOOK IN THE NOW WRITE! SERIES: NOW WRITE! SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, AND HORROR: SPECULATIVE GENRE EXERCISES FROM TODAY’S BEST WRITERS AND TEACHERS

“Whether you’re looking to write the next HUNGER GAMES or conceptualize the next installment of American Horror Story, the newest Now Write! installment will set you on the path to meeting your goal.”
Renee C. Fountain, New York Journal of Books

Now Write! Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror offers a rare and revealing look at the writing secrets of speculative genre masters like Harlan Ellison®, Piers Anthony, Ramsey Campbell, Jack Ketchum, Aimee Bender, writers of The Twilight ZoneStar Trek: The Next Generation, and many more.
(See Contributors page.)

The fifth volume in the acclaimed Now Write! series of writing guides offers a full toolkit for beginning and experienced speculative genre writers seeking to generate unusual ideas, craft an engaging alternate reality, flesh out enthralling villains, aliens and monsters, or develop a blood-curdling twist ending.  Now Write! Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror features lively and practical insight and exercises, straight from the top speculative genre writers working today, including:

– Harlan Ellison® on crafting the perfect story title

– Jack Ketchum on how economy of language helps create a truly frightening tale

– Piers Anthony on making fantastical characters feel genuine and relatable

– Ramsey Campbell on pushing your writing style in new directions

– Aimee Bender on combining unexpected imagery to stir up your imagination

This collection of storytelling secrets from top genre writers—among them winners of Nebula, Hugo, Edgar, and Bram Stoker awards—is essential for any writer looking to take a leap beyond the ordinary.

Available for pre-order at: bookstores and on-line at Penguin BooksBarnes & NoblesPowell’s and Amazon.