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Many Genres, One Craft: Lessons in Writing Popular Fiction is an amazing anthology of instructional articles for fiction writers looking for advice on how to improve their writing and better navigate the mass market for genre novels. Edited by Michael A. Arnzen and Heidi Ruby Miller, to be release Spring 2011 from Headline Books. Visit http://manygenres.blogspot.com/ for information, extras and news.
Many Genres, One Craft: Lessons in Writing Popular Fiction is an amazing anthology of instructional articles for fiction writers looking for advice on how to improve their writing and better navigate the mass market for genre novels. Edited by Michael A. Arnzen and Heidi Ruby Miller, to be release Spring 2011 from Headline Books. Visit http://manygenres.blogspot.com/ for information, extras and news.

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MANY GENRES, ONE CRAFT: Lessons in Writing Popular FictionEdited by Michael A. Arnzen and Heidi Ruby Miller
To be published by Headline Books, Spring 2011.
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MANY GENRES, ONE CRAFT: Lessons in Writing Popular Fiction
(coming from Headline Books in Spring,2011) is an amazing anthology of instructional articles for fiction writers looking for advice on how toimprove their writing and better navigate the mass market for genre novels.Here's what makes MANY GENRES unique:
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This book is like
a genre writer's workshop in a bottle! 
Every contributor to this book is aseasoned veteran in the industry or a hot new writer...and many are bestsellers who have wonmultiple literary awards for their potent and entertaining genre fiction.
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But more than that, these contributors know how to teach genre fiction. They are
all trained teachers, visiting authors, or published alums from theMFA in Writing Popular Fiction program offered by Seton Hill University 
-- the only grad school dedicated to writingcommercially-viable genre novels of quality.
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The book is a hefty volume, with over 130,000 words devoted to genre fiction writing.
To learn more about this title and its contributors, visit:http://manygenres.blogspot.com/
 
MANY GENRES, ONE CRAFT: Lessons in Writing Popular FictionTABLE OF CONTENTS
Putting our Heads Together: An Introduction to
Many Genres, One Craft 
by Michael A. Arnzen
CRAFTSTYLE AND PROCESS
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ou Have To Start With
Something
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So It Might As Well Be Something Like This by Gary BraunbeckDon't Be a Bobble-Head
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and Other Bits of Guidance by TimonsEsaiasDumping the Info Dump by Maria V. SnyderPowerman Writes Women's Fiction: On Writing What
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ou Know by Matt Duvall
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our Very First Editor by Lee Allen HowardMake Revising Work for
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ou
,
Not Against
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ou by Adrea PetersPerfect Disaster: Don't Let Perfectionism Squash
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our Creativity by Anne Harris
CHARACTER AND DIALOGUE
M&Ms for Characters by Sharon MignereyTough Love: Make
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our Protagonist Suffer by Randall SilvisSIDEBAR: Be an Archetype
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Not a Stereotype by Heidi Ruby MillerGoing Deeper: Point of View beyond the Basics by W.H. HornerSIDEBAR: A Helpful Tactic: The Template Text by TimonsEsaias
 
Empowering Female Characters by Barbara Miller
PLOT AND STRUCTURE
Demystifying What Editors Want by VenessaGiuntaGive
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our Reader Whiplash: Pacing in Fiction by K J HowePick Up the Pace by Tim Waggoner
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eus Ex Machina
Undergoing Repairs: Save
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our Characters by Letting Them Save Themselves by Mike MehalekBlurring the Line: How Reality Helps Build Better Fiction by Scott A. JohnsonPut a Little Love in
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our Plot: The Perks and Perils of Romantic Subplots by Ron EdisonSIDEBAR: Prevention: Techniques to Control Romance by Ron Edison
SETTING
Setting as a Character: It's More than a Backdrop by Susan CrandallPainting
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our Setting with Concrete Nouns by Jason Jack MillerSIDEBAR: Setting Limits: Working in Small Spaces by Jason Jack MillerWriting from Place across Cultures by Karen WilliamsSet in History by Mary Ann Mogus
GENREGENRE AND ORIGINALITY
Genre Unleashed by Michael A. ArnzenNo Such Thing as Original Sin by Thomas F. MonteleoneI Write Genre Fiction But Want to Be a Real Writer Someday by John DeChancieReaders Resent Change by Tess Gerritsen
ROMANCE AND WOMEN'S FICTION
Write from the Heart by Crystal B. BrightCreating My Niche in Romantic Suspense by Dana MartonSIDEBAR: Heroes in Romance by Barbara MillerTalking about Dialogue by Natalie DuvallA Serious Look at the Funny Bone by Elaine Ervin
SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY
Building Science Fiction and Fantasy Worlds by Nancy KressDescription on the Edge: The Sublime in Science Fiction by Albert WendlandCyberpunk Remastered: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Postmodernism by K. Ceres WrightSIDEBAR: The Brass Tacks of Steampunk by Christopher Paul CareyTo Dream a Dragon by Rachael PruittSex
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Death
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and Chocolate in the Middle Ages: Adding Realism to
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our Fantasy by Russ Howe
HORROR, MYSTERY AND SUSPENSE THRILLERS
Ruining Everything: Tips for Plotting a Mystery by Victoria ThompsonTalking the Talk in Crime (and Other) Fiction by David ShifrenThe Element of Surprise: Psyching-out Readers of Horror
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Mystery and Suspense by Michael A. ArnzenSIDEBAR: Making Modern Monsters by Michael A. ArnzenDark and
Story 
Nights: Mood and Atmosphere in Horror by Mary SanGiovanniThe Shifting Grail: A Quest for a Good Read by Heidi Ruby MillerTo Thine Own Self Be True: Five Pieces of Advice for Potential Thriller Writers by David Morrell
CHILDREN'S AND YOUNG ADULT FICTION
Ten Ways to Lose
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our
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A Reader by Patrice LuneskiLinking Past to Present by C. Coco De
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oungKeeping It Real: Mixing Truth and Fiction in
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A by Jennifer Brisendine

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