One of the things I like about books on writing is that they can inspire me to write more. Hearing a different author’s take on how they do something can get me to want to write more.
That’s one of the reasons I still enjoy flipping through my copy of Eighth Day Genesis – it’s a great book on worldbuilding that has a lot of expertise crammed into easy (and fun) chunks.
It’s also something the Now Write! series has been doing for a while – and today I join the ranks of authors who have contributed exercises and essays to help inspire other authors.
Now Write! Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror just came out today (AMZ | B&N). It’s got an impressive list of contributors – Stacey Graham, Vonda N. McIntyre, Jay Lake, Joe R. Lansdale, Vanessa Vaughn, and, um, me. (A full list of contributors is here: http://nowwrite.net/contributors-sf-fantasy-horror/ )
I’m quite pleased with my contribution, and I hope you enjoy it as well.
And don’t forget – the Streets of Shadows kickstarter only has a few days left, so if you want to get in on the exclusive backer rewards, you need to hurry!