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Worlds of Wonder: How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy - David Gerrold



Table of Contents

Start Here
The Literature of Imagination
Inventing Wonder
If—The Most Powerful Word
Science
Science Fiction
...and Fantasy
What Is a Story?
A Story Is...
Crises and Challenges
The Hero
Who Is This Person?
Setting the Stage
To Build a World
Detailing the World
Building Aliens
Believability
Fantasy Worlds
Complications
Structure, Structure, Structure!
Transformation
Theme
Style
First Lines
Last Lines
Punch Lines
Write From Inside
Sex Scenes
Love Scenes
Sentences
Simile
Metaphor
Adjectives and Adverbs
Finding the Right Words
Paragraphs
Evoking
Metric Prose
Memes
To Be or Naught to Be
Find Another Way
Style Redux
Who's On First?
Tense
Pronouns
800 Words
Dialogue, Part I
Dialogue, Part II
Discipline
The First Million Words
Be Specific
Why Write?
Ten Pieces of Good Advice
Recommendations
Index

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