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Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction

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This all-new definitive guide to writing imaginative fiction takes a completely novel approach and fully exploits the visual nature of fantasy through original drawings, maps, renderings, and exercises to create a spectacularly beautiful and inspiring object. Employing an accessible, example-rich approach, Wonderbook energizes and motivates while also providing practical, nuts-and-bolts information needed to improve as a writer. Aimed at aspiring and intermediate-level writers, Wonderbook includes helpful sidebars and essays from some of the biggest names in fantasy today, such as George R. R. Martin, Lev Grossman, Neil Gaiman, Michael Moorcock, Catherynne M. Valente, and Karen Joy Fowler, to name a few.

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“Because it is so layered and filled with text, tips, and links to online extras, this book can be read again and again by both those who want to learn the craft of writing and those interested in the process of others.” Library Journal

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“Jeff Vandermeer and Jeremy Zerfoss have created a kaleidoscopically rich and beautiful book about fiction writing.” Star Tribune

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“If you’re looking for a handy guide to not just crafting imaginative fiction like sci-fi, fantasy, and horror, but to writing in general, be sure to pick up a copy of Steampunk Bible author Jeff Vandermeer’s lovingly compiled Wonderbook." Flavorwire

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“This is the kind of book you leave sitting out for all to see...and the kind of book you will find yourself picking up again and again.” Kirkus Reviews online

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“Jammed with storytelling wisdom.” Fast Company’s Co.Create

About the Author

Jeff VanderMeer is the author of more than 20 books and a two-time winner of the World Fantasy Award. His books have made the years-best lists of Publishers Weekly, LA Weekly, the Washington Post, Amazon, the San Francisco Chronicle, and many more. He is the cofounder and codirector of Shared Worlds, a unique writing camp for teenagers, and has taught at Clarion, the worlds premiere fantasy/sci-fi workshop for adults. VanderMeer is based in Tallahassee, Florida.

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Susan L DeFreitas, September 18, 2014 (view all comments by Susan L DeFreitas)
This is, by far, the best book on creative writing I have ever read. I read it, teach, preach it, and return to it for inspiration again and again. If you feel like your education in writing has taken the bloom off the rose, consider this book the antidote: an approach that acknowledges story as a living, breathing thing that cannot ever really be dissected without killing it (but which can, nevertheless, be studied in its natural habitat). Practical enough for the beginner, subtle enough for the advanced practitioner, and chock full of the sort of pleasures that made you fall in love with fiction to begin with.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781419704420
Subtitle:
The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction
Author:
VanderMeer, Jeff
Publisher:
ABRAMS
Subject:
Writing Skills
Subject:
Reference/Writing
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20131031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
10 x 7 in

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Product details 352 pages ABRAMS - English 9781419704420 Reviews:
"Review" by , “Because it is so layered and filled with text, tips, and links to online extras, this book can be read again and again by both those who want to learn the craft of writing and those interested in the process of others.”
"Review" by , “Jeff Vandermeer and Jeremy Zerfoss have created a kaleidoscopically rich and beautiful book about fiction writing.”
"Review" by , “If you’re looking for a handy guide to not just crafting imaginative fiction like sci-fi, fantasy, and horror, but to writing in general, be sure to pick up a copy of Steampunk Bible author Jeff Vandermeer’s lovingly compiled Wonderbook."
"Review" by , “This is the kind of book you leave sitting out for all to see...and the kind of book you will find yourself picking up again and again.”
"Review" by , “Jammed with storytelling wisdom.”
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