Friday, May 10, 2013


Editor: Michael Knost
Category: Writing Tips
Pub. Date: 04/18/2013
Publisher: Seventh Star Press
Format: E-book
Pages: 210

Writers Workshop of Science Fiction and Fantasy is a collection of essays and interviews by and with many of the movers-and-shakers in the industry. Each contributor covers the specific element of craft he or she excels in. Expect to find varying perspectives and viewpoints, which is why you many find differing opinions on any particular subject.

This is, after all, a collection of advice from professional storytellers. And no two writers have made it to the stage via the same journey-each has made his or her own path to success. And that's one of the strengths of this book. The reader is afforded the luxury of discovering various approaches and then is allowed to choose what works best for him or her.

Featuring essays and interviews with:
Neil Gaiman
Orson Scott Card
Ursula K. Le Guin
Alan Dean Foster
James Gunn
Tim Powers
Harry Turtledove
Larry Niven
Joe Haldeman
Kevin J. Anderson
Elizabeth Bear
Jay Lake
Nancy Kress
George Zebrowski
Pamela Sargent
Mike Resnick
Ellen Datlow
James Patrick Kelly
Jo Fletcher
Stanley Schmidt
Gordon Van Gelder
Lou Anders
Peter Crowther
Ann VanderMeer
John Joseph Adams
Nick Mamatas
Lucy A. Snyder
Alethea Kontis
Nisi Shawl
Jude-Marie Green
Nayad A. Monroe
G. Cameron Fuller
Jackie Gamber
Amanda DeBord
Max Miller
Jason Sizemore

This edition also includes several full page illustrations from award-winning artists Matthew Perry and Bonnie Wasson.   

My Review:   
First of all let me say that Science Fiction and Fantasy are at the top of some of my very favorite genres to read! So from there I can say that this book was very interesting to read. 

Getting to hear about how some of the authors get their ideas about writing, their characters and how they write in general was awesome! The interviews, wonderful illustrations, how some of the authors have different ideas about some topics. 

I enjoyed reading about each and every author, artists and seeing different sides of them than reading a book they wrote. It has given me more of an insight to who they are as not only authors but also as a person. 

This book is not only chalked full of insight and advice but will show you that you too may be a writer is some form or another, just because your style differs does not exclude you from being an author. 

So if you love Science Fiction and Fantasy I am totally sure you would love checking this book out and see if you agree or disagree with some of their ideas. As for ME I LOVED READING THE WHOLE THING!!!   

A must read.  
I  recommend this to all my Thrill Seeking readers as well. Pick it up today and please let me know what you think.      

So due to the above, I am giving this book a Breath of Life ratings of: 

Five Clock Rating!!!  
Disclosure: I did receive this book for my honest opinion and review. But these opinions are my own and yours may differ. 



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