Now Write! Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror

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Now Write! Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror: Speculative Genre Exercises From Today’s Best Writers and Teachers

Edited by Laurie Lamson

“Whether you’re looking to write the next HUNGER GAMES or conceptualize the next installment of American Horror Story, the newest Now Write! installment will set you on the path to meeting your goal.”
– Renee C. Fountain, New York Journal of Books


This fifth volume in the acclaimed Now Write! series of writing guides offers a full toolkit for beginning and experienced speculative genre writers.  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.

Now Write! Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror and the whole Now Write! series, is published by Penguin Random House under the Tarcher Perigee imprint (formerly Tarcher/Penguin.)  

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Published in English, Chinese and Korean.