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Story Behind the Book : Volume 1 (Essays on Writing Speculative Fiction)

Story Behind the Book : Volume 1 (Essays on Writing Speculative Fiction)( )
Author: Modesitt, L. E.
Allan, Nina
Walton, Jo
Whates, Ian
Logan, Michael
Tallis, F.
Brown, Eric
Brooke, Keith
Barnes, Mark
Jensen, Lisa
Battersby, Lee
Anderton, Joanne
Drake, Darrell
MacLeod, Ian
Haley, Guy
Smith, Gavin
Knight, Francis
Beal, Clifford
Palwick, Susan
Editor: Meic, Kristijan
Steiner, Ivana
Series title:Story Behind the Book Ser.
ISBN:978-1-4935-4321-2
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $7.99
Book Description:

"Story Behind the Book : Volume 1" collects nearly 40 non-fiction essays on writing and editing speculative fiction written by some of the most exciting authors and editors. Essays cover everything from getting an initial creative burst, worldbuilding, tackling writer's block, to the final process of publication. Some of the essays are personal, some rather technical but all of them, without an exception, provide an unique and fascinating insight into the mind of an author....
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Book Details
Pages:180
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.06 x 7.81 x 0.41 Inches
Book Weight:0.56 Pounds
Author Biography
Modesitt, L. E. (Author)
Leland Exton Modesitt, Jr., was born on October 19, 1943 in Denver to Leland Exton and Nancy Lila Modesitt. He was educated at Williams College and earned a graduate degree from the University of Denver. Modesitt's career has included stints as a navy lieutenant, a market research analyst, and a real estate sales associate. He has also held various positions within the U.S. government as a legislative assistant and as director of several agencies. In the early 1980s, he was a lecturer in science fiction writing at Georgetown University.

After graduation, Modesitt began to write, but he did not have a novel published until he was 39 years old. He believes that a writer must "simultaneously entertain, educate and inspire... [failing any one of these goals], the book will fall flat." A part-time writer, he produces an average of one book per year, but he would eventually like to write full-time. The underlying themes of many of his science fiction novels are drawn from his work in government work and involve the various aspects of power and how it changes the people and the structure of government. Usually, his protagonist is an average individual with hero potential. Much of his "Forever Hero Trilogy"--Dawn for a Distant Earth, The Silent Warrior, and In Endless Twilight--is based on his experiences working with the Environmental Protection Agency. He made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2012 with his title Princeps.

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