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Author VanderMeer, Jeff, author.

Title Wonderbook : the illustrated guide to creating imaginative fiction / Jeff VanderMeer ; art by Terry Zerfoss [and many others].

Publication Info. New York, NY : Abrams, [2018]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Manhattan-Elwood PL Adult Non Fiction - MTBB-2  808.042 VAN    AVAILABLE
Edition Revised and expanded edition.
Description 355 pages : colour illustrations ; 26 cm
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Note "Revised & expanded"--Front cover.
Summary "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."
Contents Inspiration and the creative life -- The ecosystem of story -- Beginnings and endings -- Narrative design -- Characterization -- Worldbuilding -- Revision.
Subject English language -- Rhetoric -- Study and teaching.
Creative writing (Higher education)
Creative writing (Higher education) (OCoLC)fst00882513
English language -- Rhetoric -- Study and teaching. (OCoLC)fst00911595
Added Author Zerfoss, Terry, illustrator.
ISBN 9781419729669 (paperback)
1419729667 (paperback)

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