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Review of Writing SF Science Fiction and Fantasy, how to write book

Adam Roberts Writing SF and Fantasy bookWe are about to do a Notes Story Board app with SF and Android files. But since that is taking a while, I read some other how to write books. The best by a long way is by one of my favourite SF authors Adam Roberts:

Get Started in Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy: How to write compelling and imaginative sci-fi and fantasy fiction (Teach Yourself: Writing)

That’s quite a long title. The text is in the usual Roberts style, witty, erudite, slightly challenging. He provides breakdowns of what makes SF and Fantasy different. And even includes a plotting system at the end, to help you think up new ideas and stories. So it is very good on analysis and practical matters pertaining to writing about warp drives, time travel, magic, matrices, and all that. And why you might want to do that in the first place!

You can get the book on Amazon or Ebay for quite a reasonable price.

Here is a link to Adam Roberts sf writer wiki, since his website which is out of date for some reason.

And here is our offer for How To Write Fiction and Film Scripts ebooks >

Flash fiction course coming soon

Start of flash fiction?
Start of flash fiction?
I always used to write very short stories – or even poems – and have just discovered flash fiction – stories that are about a page long, sometimes shorter, a paragraph. Of course they have been around for a long time, I just hadn’t noticed them as a separate category until a friend advised me to enter a competition.

The course will be along soon, probably as an ebook as these seem to be more popular than paging around the website.

There is a blog about how I got into flash fiction on the Notes Story Board site, please have a look at that now >