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Writing Monsters

At a Glance

  • For anyone writing in the horror, sci-fi or fantasy genres
  • Provides insight for writing plausible monsters into stories
  • Tools and tips from best-selling author of a dozen fantasy, horror and instructional books

You’ll Love This Book If:

  • You're interested in horror, sci-fi or fantasy genres
  • You want your fictional characters to be believable and interesting
  • Your screenplay, novel, or short story includes a monster

About The Book:

Monsters can't just appear in your sci-fi, fantasy or horror story out of nowhere. To intrigue your audience, they must be believable and based in real phobias. Join Philip Athans, author of The Guide to Writing Fantasy & Science Fiction, and learn to create compelling, plausible creatures to inhabit and haunt your novels. 

This novel includes:

  • An explanation of monster archetypes, including symbolism and phobia of monsters
  • Descriptions of classic creatures from popular films, books, and games
  • A foreward by The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society
  • An annotated short story by H.P. Lovecraft

Product Details

  • Date available: 09/18/2014
  • Publication date: 09/18/2014
  • Return policy: 30 days

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Meet the Author: Philip Athans

Philip Athans is the founding partner of Athans & Associates Creative Consulting, and the New York Times best-selling author of Annihilation and a dozen other fantasy and horror books including The Guide to Writing Fantasy & Science Fiction. Born in Rochester, New York he grew up in suburban Chicago, where he published the literary magazine Alternative Fiction & Poetry. His blog, Fantasy Author’s Handbook, is updated every Tuesday, and you can follow him on Twitter @PhilAthans. He makes his home in the foothills of the Washington Cascades, east of Seattle.

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