When creating their own fantastic realms, most writers will turn to this guide for simple yet detailed explanations of complex topics ranging from time travel and hyperspace to alchemy and feudalism. Not only are the basic elements of fantasy and science fiction explained by the experts and best-selling authors, you will learn how to shape these components into realistic storylines using professional advice on story construction, world creation, and writing fundamentals found throughout the guide.
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- Easily breaks down key elements in fantasy and science fiction world building, exploring such areas as weapons, mythical creatures, religions, magic, governments, and interstellar travel.
- Key insights on storybuilding and career advice for beginner and experienced writers alike.