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.
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:
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.
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.
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
ou Have To Start With
So It Might As Well Be Something Like This by Gary BraunbeckDon't Be a Bobble-Head
and Other Bits of Guidance by TimonsEsaiasDumping the Info Dump by Maria V. SnyderPowerman Writes Women's Fiction: On Writing What
ou Know by Matt Duvall
our Very First Editor by Lee Allen HowardMake Revising Work for
ou by Adrea PetersPerfect Disaster: Don't Let Perfectionism Squash
our Creativity by Anne Harris
CHARACTER AND DIALOGUE
M&Ms for Characters by Sharon MignereyTough Love: Make
our Protagonist Suffer by Randall SilvisSIDEBAR: Be an Archetype
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