Advice for Writers from the Authors
at Book View Café
edited by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff & Pati Nagle
$4.99 (Anthology) ISBN 978-0-98284-403-8
“Check any bookstore and you’ll find a host of titles on writing. Some are good, some not so good. Every author has his or her own strengths and weaknesses. But in Brewing Fine Fiction; Advice For Writers From the Bookview Café, you get a smorgasbord of professional advice and expertise. From the plausibility of fantasy, by Ursula LeGuin, to Deborah Ross’s comments on reviews, you’ll find every facet of the craft and writing life covered. For the wealth of information, experience, and diversity, all under one cover, you can’t beat it.” — Mary Rosenblum, Longridge Writers Group Instructor
Essays on the Writing Life
by Deborah J. Ross
$2.99 (Nonfiction) ISBN 978-1-61138-350-8
A cup of inspiration, a dash of understanding, and a generous serving of wisdom for writers new and old. From the desk of writer and editor Deborah J. Ross comes a collection of warm, insightful essays on the writing life: including getting started, negotiating with the Idea Fairy and creating memorable characters, writing queries, surviving bad reviews, dealing with life’s interruptions, confronting creative jealousy, and nourishing yourself and your creative muse.
General Useful Information,
Other Opinionated Comments
by Vonda N. McIntyre
$2.99 (Collection) ISBN 978-1-61138-191-7
By popular demand: a chapbook collecting all the Pitfalls of Writing SF & Fantasy, including a new Pitfall, #14: “Everything’s in the Right Place!”
The first 13 Pitfalls were previously published in Book View Café’s anthology Brewing Fine Fiction.
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by Laura Anne Gilman
Writing is a craft. Publishing is a business. Today’s world requires you to understand both.
A year’s worth of first-hand advice from the popular “Practical Meerkat” series, including:
Nuts and Bolts
by Mindy Klasky
$3.99 (Non-fiction) ISBN 978-1-61138-521-2
A BVC Original
For writers who want to build their careers
The Rational Writer: Nuts and Bolts is the first step-by-step guide to project management for writers, and it’s equally suited to independent authors who self-publish their own books and traditional authors with publishing contracts from large or small presses.
27 stories about 27 ways in
by Shannon Page
$2.99 (Essay Anthology) ISBN 978-1-61138-601-1
A BVC Original
With as many “success stories” as there are authors, there is no usual path to publication. Here, for your edification and entertainment, are a double dozen (and more) examples.
An essay collection of the many Unusual, inspirational, bizarre, even dreadful tales of how writers actually got published — and how even that is not the end of the story.
by Marie Brennan
$2.99 (Non-fiction) ISBN 978-1-61138-307-2
Have you ever:
• Held a sword?
• Taken a karate class?
• Punched another person in the face?
Even if your answer is “no,” you can still write a good fight scene. In this guide, fantasy novelist Marie Brennan will show you how. Drawing on her experience with fencing, stage combat choreography, Okinawan martial arts, and above all writing, she lays out the components that turn the strikes into a compelling story.
The Fine Art of Getting It Right
by Judith Tarr
$4.99 (Non-Fiction) ISBN 978-1-61138-030-9
How to write about horses–and get it right.
How far can a horse travel in a day? What does a horse eat? When is a brown horse really a sorrel (or a bay, or a dun)? What do tack and withers and canter mean?