Saturday, October 4, 2008

How to Write ... by Orson Scott Card

Are you interested in reading a couple of the very best books on writing fiction, as in telling stories? If you are, you must first overcome considerable obstacles.

The first is the Science Fiction obstacle. One of these books has Science Fiction and Fantasy in the title and both are written by a famous Science Fiction writer - winner of both the Hugo and Nebula awards.

The second obstacle is political. The author, a professor at a Mormon college in Virginia, is a support of President Bush's policies and an opponent of same-sex marriage.

Regardless, Orson Scott Card, has written two excellent books of the art of story telling: How to Write Science Fiction & Fantasy and Elements of Writing Fiction - Characters & Viewpoint.

While the books do focus somewhat on SF, politics are completely absent, and the writing principles are universal and presented clearly. Each day you read one of these books you will learn something to improve your writing.

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