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Guide To Writing & Publishing Science Fiction Fantasy Horror Paperback – May 13, 2011

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 172 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 13, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1461184118
  • ISBN-13: 978-1461184119
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.4 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,810,039 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Rob Shelsky is an accomplished writer of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. With seven years as a columnist for AlienSkin Magazine, and having written numerous published stories in all the above genres, as well as factual articles, Rob has an excellent background in this writing field. Other works by Rob include paranormal, time travel, and historical romances. Rob Shelsky is truly an eclectic author.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Michael T. Yelle, Jr. on September 11, 2011
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Even for a low budgeted publication, this book is highly beneficial to any author but most importantly to the Sci Fi and Horror authors. Since this is one of the hardest genres to publish in, this book points out some very important facets of the methods and styles of writing, as well as the publishing side of the art. One of the most important element for all writers is finding a beneficial editor to help sculpt the craft and aid in the methods for finding agents and publishers.

This book is powerful in the understanding and comprehension of these specified genres and gives much clarity on what is expected and elements of interest amongst the fields. Definitely important for those writers just beginning but equally important for those trying to make it in the genre writing fields.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Tambra Nicole Kendall on September 24, 2011
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Mr. Shelsky's book is a must for any writer in this genre.

This book is a keeper for my writing shelf. I can't offer enough praise for the thoroughness of the topics discussed. This title is packed with information for the beginning to the advanced writer. Something for everyone.
As my own writing is edging toward more fantasy, this book has become an invaluable tool.

Rob is eloquent, informative and doesn't make the reader feel talked down to. Instead, he invites you on an exciting journey as he shares what he's learned and it can help you. The author's seven years' work of research and articles show in the quality and preciseness of his writing.

The author offers encouragement and humor while educating us in an easy to follow, coherent step-by-step manner. For this cohesive, treasure I am grateful. If you want to write in the science fiction/fantasy/horror genre then you really need this book. This multi-published, award winning author has much to share. His titles are selling well here and abroad.

Rob Shelsky's Guide To Writing & Publishing Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror, to me is the definitive guide to the genre. I have another how-to book on the subject but I reach for Mr. Shelsky's first. As I type this, I'm thinking I should have ordered a second copy. I most highly recommend this book!

I am now a Rob Shelsky minion. Come and join me!

Tambra Kendall
Author and owner of
Daughters of Avalon Publishing
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