07 April 2011

Many Genres, One Craft: Lessons in Writing Popular Fiction is available for pre-order

Many Genres, One Craft: Lessons in Writing Popular Fiction by Michael A Arnzen and Heidi Ruby Miller is now available for pre-order.

My articles "Painting Your Settings With Concrete Nouns" and "Magical Realism as Genre: Or Waiter, There's an Angel in my Soup" appear in the book along with a pair of sidebars I wrote. I was lucky enough to see an advanced copy and it's one of those books where you can flip to a random article and learn something.

It's an honor to have my work appear alongside that of some of the industry's finest genre writers--David Morrell, Gary Braunbeck, Tim Waggoner, Thomas F. Monteleone, Nancy Kress, Victoria Thompson, Mary SanGiovanni and Tess Gerritsen.

Find it at: http://www.amazon.com/Many-Genres-One-Craft-Lessons/dp/0938467085/

Finally! A book on writing category fiction, presented by those who do it every day. Choose a genre and jump right in. --Mike Resnick, Nebula and Hugo Award-winning author

Many Genres has everything you need to write and sell the book of your dreams. It is jam-packed with practical information, clear examples and brilliant insights, all delivered with clarity and wit. Skip the writers' conference and read this gem from the masters of genre fiction! --Suzanne Forster, New York Times bestselling author

'Speaking from experience, I can tell you there isn't a muse and if there is, she's already dating someone else.' If there isn't a muse, as you'll read in this invaluable book for writers, MANY GENRES ONE CRAFT is surely the next best thing. No matter what you want to learn--from choosing the point of view for a scene, from getting the most out of a critique group to fine-tuning your final draft, from approaching a literary agent to promoting your published book in print or electronically or both--it's all there. The contributors know their stuff, and what they're teaching applies to writing at any age. MANY GENRES ONE CRAFT covers all the bases superbly, including issues I haven't seen addressed anywhere else in today's rapidly shifting publishing landscape. --Renni Browne, co-author of SELF-EDITING FOR FICTION WRITERS

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