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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.
July 1st, 2003, 07:50 PM
Not a book, but a very useful site with links to even more useful sites.
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:
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.)
July 2nd, 2003, 02:00 AM
Do you mean normal fiction writing or writing marketing spiel?
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.
July 2nd, 2003, 03:05 AM
Hi, drw! Thanks for your reply. Your information came in really useful.
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.
July 2nd, 2003, 11:45 PM
Brian, thanks for your reply.
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...
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.
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