The Writer’s Guide to Fantasy Literature

The Writer’s Guide to Fantasy Literature

Writer's Guide to Fantasy Literature, by Philip Martin

The Writer’s Guide to Fantasy Literature
From Dragon’s Lair to Hero’s Quest
edited by Philip Martin
The Writer Books (2002); 220 pages; $16.95

“A decent overview of an overlooked genre…. Recommended for academic libraries supporting broad writing programs and all public libraries.”
Library Journal

“Practical and undogmatic … so well done that my recommended list [of books for writers] just got one book longer.”
Charles de Lint, in Fantasy & Science Fiction magazine

“A genuinely valuable book, intelligently assembled and edited.”
Peter S. Beagle, World Fantasy Award winner

“Truly inspiring and insightful ‘must-read’ for anyone looking to improve their fantasy writing.”
Midwest Book Review

“I hope lots of young writers find this book—it’s a great deal of fun to read, and has some very sensible advice.”
Patricia A. McKillip, World Fantasy Award winner

“Rich with insights, thorough and knowledgeable, it’s the best and most reliable guide to a multi-faceted subject. In addition to all-around excellence, it offers the essential components of lucidity and common sense, of usefulness and practicality. At heart, it’s a work of deep love and understanding of a powerful literary genre.”
Lloyd Alexander, Newbery Award winner

“The book is really practical and stimulating—unlike many in the field.”
Joan Aiken, winner of the Guardian Award for The Wolves of Willoughby Chase series

“This is a terrific book for fantasy writers of all levels. Highly recommended.”
—The Internet Writing Journal

“A sharing of practical creativity. . . . interwoven with a wonderful dialogue of what defines the genre without actually boxing it in. . . . I found this book immensely satisfying.”
Marianne Plumridge, for

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