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Wonderbook : the illustrated guide to creating imaginative fiction / Jeff VanderMeer ; art by Jeremy Zerfoss (and many others).

Wonderbook : the illustrated guide to creating imaginative fiction

VanderMeer, Jeff, author. (Author).
Zerfoss, Jeremy, illustrator. (Added Author).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Seymour 808.3 V284w (Text) 31307021298908 Non Fiction Available -
West Leonard 808.3 V284w (Text) 31307021298882 Non Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781419704420 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 1419704427 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: xx, 323 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Abrams Image, [2013]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Inspiration and the creative life -- The ecosystem of story -- Beginning and endings -- Narrative design -- Characterization -- Worldbuilding -- Revision.
Summary, etc.:
"This all-new definitive guide to writing imaginative fiction takes a completely novel approach and fully exploits the visual nature of fantasy through original drawings, maps, renderings, and exercises to create a spectacularly beautiful and inspiring object. Employing an accessible, example-rich approach, Wonderbook energizes and motivates while also providing practical, nuts-and-bolts information needed to improve as a writer. Aimed at aspiring and intermediate-level writers, Wonderbook includes helpful sidebars and essays from some of the biggest names in fantasy today, such as George R. R. Martin, Lev Grossman, Neil Gaiman, Michael Moorcock, Catherynne M. Valente, and Karen Joy Fowler, to name a few"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Creative writing (Higher education)
English language > Rhetoric > Study and teaching.
Originality in literature.
Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Literature > Aesthetics.
Imagery (Psychology)

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