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If you want to write a book but not sure how to get started, or having trouble writing a novel, story, memoir or screenplay, you came to the right place.

Whether you want to write a novel, short fiction, creative nonfiction or a screenplay… you came to the right place for insight, inspiration and self-development.  Now Write! will help you achieve your writing goals.

Now Write! is the acclaimed book series published by Tarcher/Perigee, offering writing exercises, writing prompts and best-kept secrets from hundreds of top writers and teachers.

One-on-one support is also available: Now Write! editor Laurie Lamson offers compassionate and insightful consultation, coaching, editing and proofreading services to authors, screenwriters and independent movie producers.

NWSFFLogoOnlyNow Write! Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror is the fifth volume in the acclaimed Now Write! series. A full toolkit for beginning to advanced speculative genre writers. LEARN MORE.

Now Write! Fiction was the first writing exercise book in the series, recognized by The Writer Magazine as one of the best writing books of 2006. Top novelists, short-story writers and creative writing teachers offer thought-provoking fiction writing exercises. LEARN MORE.

Now Write! Nonfiction provides creative writing prompts by leading nonfiction authors, essayists and travel writers that help you get your pen moving. LEARN MORE.

Now Write! Screenwriting is a treasure trove of writing exercises from today’s best screenwriters, teachers and consultants to help you write a screenplay, and to help your screenwriting realize its full potential. LEARN MORE.

The fourth volume in the Now Write! series is Now Write! Mysteries – an essential guide to writing mysteries, suspense, crime, thriller and other mystery genres. LEARN MORE.


  1. I have a question about setting up the scene or location. When should a writer include information about the setting of a scene? If all of the particulars mentioned pertain to the story or show some aspect of a character is it permissable to describe details such a a room or a town?
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    1. What most recommend is let this description emerge organically and avoid a dry description – make it come alive, set the tone and genre… there are many wonderful essays and exercises about this in the Now Write! books – in particular Now Write! Mysteries and the upcoming Now Write! Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror.

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