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Lena
July 1st, 2003, 08:00 AM
Hi everyone! Could you tell me where I could read some books on writing on-line. Thanks a lot.

drw
July 1st, 2003, 07:50 PM
Not a book, but a very useful site with links to even more useful sites.


HollyLisle.com (http://www.hollylisle.com)

If you haven't read her work, she has some good fantasy novels on the market.

Other sites with random bits of info - not books but articles worth reading:

SFWA (http://www.sfwa.org)
MZB's website (http://mzbworks.home.att.net/)

Offline, a subscription to Writer's Digest (http://www.writersdigest.com/index.asp) is always nice. (Anybody have a sub to Locus Mag? I'm interested but can't find a copy in town to trial.)

DRW

I, Brian
July 2nd, 2003, 02:00 AM
Writing online??

Do you mean normal fiction writing or writing marketing spiel?

Lena
July 2nd, 2003, 03:03 AM
Hi, Brian! Thanks for your reply. I mean, I want to read some books on writing (some tips how to write a good fantasy novel). I'm just curious if I can find them on some web sites. If you know the sites with such links, please, give me the addresses. Thank you.

Lena
July 2nd, 2003, 03:05 AM
Hi, drw! Thanks for your reply. Your information came in really useful.

I, Brian
July 2nd, 2003, 03:01 PM
I don't know of any reputable ones available online. Really, it's worth investing a few pounds into at least one good writing book.

Orson Scott Card's "Character and Viewpoint" has some good info on POV use - however, I'd probably recommend you consider instead buying "How to Write Science Fiction & Fantasy" by him, as it includes the POV usuage, plus deals specifically with far wider issues of sf/f writing. A search on amazon should bring it up quite easily.

If you're planning on buying just one book that's the one I'd recommend for the genre.

Lena
July 2nd, 2003, 11:45 PM
Brian, thanks for your reply.

Aidan Aasarin
July 3rd, 2003, 12:04 AM
And speaking of Orson Scott Card, his website has some good tips and lessons on writing. Have a look-see...

www.hatrack.com/ (http://www.hatrack.com/)

Radthorne
July 3rd, 2003, 01:41 PM
You might also check out the Writer's Writing Resources (http://www.sffworld.org/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=4259) sticky thread here in the writing forum, and see if there is anything useful in there.