Many Genres, One Craft: Lessons in Writing Popular Fiction:
MANY GENRES ONE CRAFT is a brilliant and insightful must-have book for any writer, from newbie to working pro. Highly recommended!
--Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of THE KING OF PLAGUES and PATIENT ZERO
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
Fellow writers—this is for you. MANY GENRES, ONE CRAFT: LESSONS IN WRITING POPULAR FICTION is a treasure chest full of instruction, advice, tips, and wisdom for aspiring writers.
--Patricia B. Tighe, YA author
This book is wonderful, and I can’t gush enough about the thought that went into each section, from writing children’s fiction to the heart-stopping romance! Granted, we all need our muse that taunts and teases us with our storylines–sometimes, though, she needs a good push from an excellent guidebook of her own!
--Tamela Quijas, author of BLOOD MOON and BLOOD OF THE BEAST
At a time where not everyone can afford numerous books to help their writing, there is a need for an all-purpose book. This is it and probably the best one out there. But it is also something else. It is a testament to the fact that no genre is better, more special, or more worthy than any other. Literature is literature and its practitioners must have all the same skills to be successful and entertaining to the world audience.
--W. D. Prescott, author of "The Tethering" and "January"
An extensive and inspirational book filled with lots of practical advice for any writer at any stage in his or her career, MANY GENRES, ONE CRAFT: LESSONS IN WRITING POPULAR FICTION is one of those books that writers just have to have on their shelves. Unlike many of the courses and books bandied about online, this book features practical and realistic advice and tips from writers who have managed to build prolific and solid careers stretching back decades. No matter your particular writing interest, the information in this book will not only be specific to that interest, but to the craft of writing as a whole. Simply put –this is an excellent book that you must have and use.
--Kevin Tipple, Blogger News Network