Many Genres, One Craft: Lessons in Writing Popular Fiction

Many Genres, One Craft: Lessons in Writing Popular Fiction

Many Genres, One Craft: Lessons in Writing Popular FictionMany Genres, One Craft: Lessons in Writing Popular Fiction
Edited by Michael A. Arnzen and Heidi Ruby Miller
Chapter Children’s & Young Adult Fiction: Linking Past to Present by Carmine Coco De Young
Headline Books, 2011, 978-0938467083
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Award-winning authors Michael A. Arnzen and Heidi Ruby Miller gather the voices of today’s top genre writers and writing instructors alongside their published students. Many Genres, One Craft fosters the writing process in a way that focuses almost exclusively on writing the novel. Using a compilation of instructional articles penned by well-known authors affiliated with Seton Hill University’s acclaimed MFA program in Writing Popular Fiction, the book emphasizes how to write genre novels and commercially appealing fiction. The articles are modeled after actual learning modules that have successfully taught students in the program how to reach a wider audience for over a decade.

Award-winning and best-selling contributors from a spectrum of genres and literary careers offer their sage advice, including David Morrell, Tess Gerritsen, Victoria Thompson, Nancy Kress, Shelley Bates, Nicole Peeler, Maria V. Snyder, Jason Jack Miller, Thomas Monteleone, Susan Mallery, and over fifty other published authors, teachers, and alumni, as well as special guest agents and editors who have visited the program. Divided into three parts: Craft, Genre, and The Writer’s Life. the book provides advice on everything from point-of-view to writing media tie-in novels to marketing romance, all from writers who have actually done it.

#5 in Writer magazine’s “This Year’s Ten Most Terrific Writing Books”, 2011
Winner, “Business: Writing and Publishing” category, International Book Awards, 2012
Winner, “Education/​Academic” category, Next Generation Indie Book Awards, 2012
Finalist, Eric Hoffer Book Awards, 2012
Finalist, “How To/​Business” category, Military Writers Society of America, 2012
Finalist, “Business: Writing and Publishing” category, USA Best Books Award, 2011
Winner, General Non-Fiction Award, London Books Festival Award, 2011
Finalist, “Writing” category. ForeWord Review’s Book of the Year Awards, 2011

"Many Genres has everything you need to write and sell the book of your dreams. It is jam-packed with practical information, clear examples and brilliant insights, all delivered with clarity and wit. Skip the writers’ conference and read this gem from the masters of genre fiction!"—Suzanne Forster, New York Times-bestselling author

"Finally! A book on writing category fiction, presented by those who do it every day. Choose a genre and jump right in."—Mike Resnick, Nebula and Hugo Award-winning author