Finally, Orson Scott Card's Hugo award-winning classic on the art and craft of writing science fiction and fantasy is available in paperback! Card provides invaluable advice for every science fiction and fantasy writer interested in constructing ...
stories about people, worlds and events that stretch the boundaries of the possible...and the magical. They'll learn: * what is and isn't science fiction and fantasy, and where their story fits in the mix * how to build, populate, and dramatize a credible, inviting world readers will want to explore * how to use the MICE quotient--milieu, idea, character and event--to structure a successful story * where the markets are, how to reach them and get published There's no better source of information for writers working in these genres. This book will help them effectively produce exciting stories that are both fascinating and market-ready.
... Scott displayed the attribute that makes the difference between successful writers and failures: perseverance. No matter how many times his story had been rejected he kept sending it out. And finally sold it. A successful writer needs three... Scott displayed the attribute that makes the difference between successful writers and failures: perseverance. No matter how many times his story had been rejected he kept sending it out. And finally sold it. A successful writer needs three attributes: • Talent , which is innate. No one can teach you talent. • Craft, which can be learned (...) • Perseverance. Of the three, the most important is perseverance. Writing is a hard, lonely, often bitter calling. Only tremendous perseverance can see a writer through the pains of disappointment and rejection. Only those writers who persevere can become successful. But craft is almost equally important. A carpenter who can't drive nails straight isn't going to make much of a living as a carpenter. Neither will a writer who cannot construct stories well.
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