Wonderbook has become the definitive guide to writing science fiction and fantasy by offering an accessible, example-rich approach that emphasizes the importance of playfulness as well as pragmatism. It also exploits the visual nature of genre culture and employs bold, full-color drawings, maps, renderings, and visualizations to stimulate creative thinking. On top of all that, the book features sidebars and essays from some of the biggest names working in the field today, including George R. R. Martin, Lev Grossman, Neil Gaiman, Michael Moorcock, and Karen Joy Fowler.
For the fifth anniversary of the original publication, Jeff VanderMeer has added an additional 50 pages of diagrams, illustrations, and writing exercises creating the ultimate volume of inspiring advice that is also a stunning and inspiring object.
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Best book for fantasy writers
I write genre comedy TV and we’re always talking about how our brains work with visuals and picturesque finally there’s a book speaking our language! This book is the absolute best how-to storytelling book I’ve ever read. Gets straight to the point, has great guest pieces from other authors and is the least pretentious book about writing I can remember reading. Can’t believe more people aren’t talking about this book. I’ve recommended it to several friends, all of whom also are singing its praises. Well done. Truly is a “Wonderbook”.
If you’re creative, want to be creative, and especially want to write fiction. This may be the book that saves you years in struggle. It’s a real treasure chest of all you need to let go and let it all out. Nothing else like it on the market. I’m buying the ebook version so I have it to carry daily for inspiration.
This is the real deal…. Savior it…it’s delicious! Thank you Jeff VanderMeer.