£13.99
FREE Delivery in the UK.
In stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Writing Fantasy and Scien... has been added to your Basket

Dispatch to:
To see addresses, please
Or
Please enter a valid UK postcode.
Or
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction Paperback – 23 Jan 2012

4.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews

See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
£13.99
£13.99 £13.57
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more

Man Booker International Prize 2017
A Horse Walks Into a Bar has won the Man Booker International Prize 2017. Learn more
£13.99 FREE Delivery in the UK. In stock. Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.



Product details

  • Paperback: 190 pages
  • Publisher: Borgo Press (23 Jan. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1434435997
  • ISBN-13: 978-1434435996
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.2 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 329,858 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
1
4 star
0
3 star
1
2 star
0
1 star
0
See both customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback
As an experienced author (but new to writing fantasy) I found this book extremely helpful. It gives some general fiction writing tips (avoiding common pitfalls in dialogue, and the like) but most of the advice is specific for the genre. I liked, for example, how the author explained the differences between probability and plausibility, and why the storyline does not need to be probable but it has to be plausible. His comments about why readers want the 'goodies' to be rewarded and the 'baddies' to be punished also made me think. He also looks at some of the standard tricks of the trade - like the introduction of a 'wise old man' to explain proceedings - and their pitfalls (i.e. the wise old man explains too much too soon). Recommended if you are serious about writing a fantasy novel.
Comment 10 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
The book provided some pointers and tips, certainly worth having as it contained general information as well as scifi and fantasy hints. Thought provoking.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta) (May include reviews from Early Reviewer Rewards Program)

Amazon.com: 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 4 Sept. 2014
By Yamabiko - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This is a pretty good how-to book, very thoughtful -- from a pro!
4.0 out of 5 stars Much more than I expected 5 Dec. 2014
By MichaelQuaMan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Very lucid insight into plotting in Chapter 3.
Were these reviews helpful? Let us know