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“With more than 80 contributors covering various aspect of speculative fiction, there is bound to be something for everyone.”
“…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.
“…Although many of the exercises found in this latest collection are quite useful and provide immediate gratification, other tips and tools are more low key, perhaps going for a deeper wax-on, wax-off Zen approach.
“With more than 80 contributors covering various aspect of speculative fiction, there is bound to be something for everyone. Now go write!” –Renee C. Fountain, New York Journal of Books
“Previous editions of the Now Write! series have focused on nonfiction, general fiction, screenplays, and mysteries. It was inevitable it would get around to sf and fantasy, and why not? As the book’s contributors point out, there are a lot of unique challenges to writing in these genres. The dozens of essays here—some by notables including Harlan Ellison, Joe R. Lansdale, and Simon Clark—tackle such subjects as freelancing for sf TV series; writing interspecies romance; building an internally consistent system of magic; creating a compelling but believable villain; creating a television series; tapping into the most common human fears; and much more. …”. – David Pitt, Booklist
“…Everyone has a different method of achieving their goal and it is my opinion that there is something here for everyone. If you are looking for someone to tell you how to become successful then here is the book for you. Every one of these methods is tried and true, at least for the person presenting it. Will it work for you? That depends on a variety of factors, not the least of which is your dedication the craft.
There is no better book, that I have read, that gives so much advice from so many people. I truly hope you seek this book out, it will give you guidance at the very least. Or perhaps it will do more, inspiring you to greatness! Editor Laurie Lamson did a spectacular job gathering together this group, they all bring something unique to the table. So having said all of that, write on, my friends. Write on.” – Geeks of Doom