Monday, October 14, 2013

8 Tips For Creating Great Stories

Recently Fast Create profiled the new book by Jeff VanderMeer  Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction. The book is billed as an all-new definitive guide to writing imaginative fiction and takes a completely novel approach, fully exploiting the visual nature of fantasy through original drawings, maps, renderings, and exercises to create a spectacularly beautiful and inspiring object.

Fast Create highlighted 8 tips from top storytellers like George R.R. Martin, Junot Diaz, Lev Grossman, Neil Gaiman, Michael Moorcock, Catherynne M. Valente, and Karen Joy Fowler, to name a few.
  1. Tell, Don't Show
  2. Name Wisely
  3. Build A Better Backstory
  4. Take Your Lumps
  5. Let It Bloom
  6. Finish The Thing
  7. Deform The Familiar
  8. Talk To Strangers
The article 8 Tips For Creating Great Stories From George R.R. Martin, Junot Diaz, And Other Top Storytellers can be found on Fast Create.

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