What might have happened had H.G. Wells met Lewis Carroll at Jules Vern's party, The Alyscrai, a rhapsody on Alice in Wonderland and War of the Worlds, is the story of a young woman coming of age in the California of an alternate 1898 with lemur-like familiars, 30-foot-tall war machines, and an omnipresent religion.
Learn what it takes to participate in the great conversation of published writing and how to do so while keeping your sanity—and your dreams—intact
Discover how the empathy that enables you to write compelling characters is also the key to dealing with all the people who will help publish and, more importantly, who will read your work.
Clear away the myths about where good ideas come from and uncover the secret to a lifetime of consistent creativity.
Learn why a good story needs nothing more or less than a beginning, middle, and end, why the three simple steps are, lather, rinse, and repeat, and why it takes a lifetime of study to master the depth and subtlety of those seemingly simple ideas.
Explore the ways in which the arts of mimicry, misdirection, and deception are essential for fiction that satisfies readers.
Transform your cardboard-cut-out characters into real, relatable people by deepening your understanding of the dynamics of the human experience such as the archetype of the hero's journey.
The once well-ordered world of publishing has been turned upside down. Discover how to chart a course among the new opportunities and pitfalls by publishing on your own terms.
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