Saturday, November 30, 2013

Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction

Q: What's better than a Wonderbook? A: A whole box! 

Jeff Vandermeer's Wonderbook has been out a little over a month and is getting lots of great reviews. 

This all-new definitive guide to writing imaginative fiction takes a completely novel approach and fully exploits the visual nature of fantasy through original drawings, maps, renderings, and exercises to create a spectacularly beautiful and inspiring object. Employing an accessible, example-rich approach, Wonderbook energizes and motivates while also providing practical, nuts-and-bolts information needed to improve as a writer. Aimed at aspiring and intermediate-level writers, Wonderbook includes helpful sidebars and essays from some of the biggest names in fantasy today, such as George R. R. Martin, Lev Grossman, Neil Gaiman, Michael Moorcock, Catherynne M. Valente, and Karen Joy Fowler, to name a few.

In addition to Jeff's text, Jeremy Zerfoss has created the fantastic graphics running through the book. My artwork is also included along with many artists and sections on featured writers too. The book is huge, beautifully illustrated and has endless ideas to help fiction writers and others recharge their imagination.

Check out this video that gives a glimpse of the layout...

Order your copy from Amazon here.