Word by Word

Practical insights for writers from Jessica P Morrell

Now Write!

Written By: Jessica Morrell - Apr• 14•14

NowWriteSFF+HorrorFront-683x1024I’m in fabulous company in a new anthology: Now Write! Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror.

The fifth volume in the acclaimed Now Write! series of writing guides offers a full toolkit for beginning and experienced speculative genre writers seeking to generate unusual ideas, craft an engaging alternate reality, flesh out enthralling villains, aliens and monsters, or develop a blood-curdling twist ending.  Now Write! Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror features lively and practical insight and exercises, straight from the top speculative genre writers working today, including:

Harlan Ellison® on crafting the perfect story title

Jack Ketchum on how economy of language helps create a truly frightening tale

Piers Anthony on making fantastical characters feel genuine and relatable

Ramsey Campbell on pushing your writing style in new directions

Aimee Bender on combining unexpected imagery to stir up your imagination

This collection of storytelling secrets from top genre writers—among them winners of Nebula, Hugo, Edgar, and Bram Stoker awards—is essential for any writer looking to take a leap beyond the ordinary.

My article is The Villains Handbook. You can find out more about the book and series here.

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