Enlightening. Entertaining. Unique.
The world's first fully illustrated creative writing book.
Whether your story is set in a fantastical land, a faraway future, or a distant galaxy - or even somewhere a lot closer to home - this innovative and irresistible guide is designed for writers like you. Created by award-winning author Jeff VanderMeer, "Wonderbook" is the definitive road map to writing imaginative fiction of all kinds. Its example-rich approach energizes and motivates, while providing the practical information you need to improve your skills - including instruction on plotting, structure, characterization, dialogue, exposition, worldbuilding, and point of view. Essential for ANY aspiring or intermediate writer, "Wonderbook" also includes helpful sidebars, interviews, and essays from some of today's biggest names in literature.
George R. R. Martin
Catherynne M. Valente
Karen Joy Fowler
Ursula K. Le Guin
Kim Stanley Robinson
David Anthony Durham
Wonderbook is unlike any other writing manual you've ever seen. Taking a uniquely visual approach, it's packed with over 200 images and pictorial exercises to stimulate your imagination and expand the reaches of your creativity.
Jeff VanderMeer is a three-time winner of the World Fantasy Award, and his critically acclaimed fiction has been translated into twenty languages. His books have made year's best lists from "Publishers Weekly", "LA Weekly", "Washington Post", Amazon, the "San Francisco Chronicle", and many more. He is the co-founder of Shared Worlds, a unique writing camp for teenagers. VanderMeer has taught at workshops around the world, and has lectured at MIT and the Library of Congress. VanderMeer's latest novel, "Annihilation", was recently optioned by Paramount Pictures.