Many Genres, One Craft

Lessons in Writing Popular Fiction

A genre writer’s workshop in a bottle!

Named #5 in 10 of This Year’s Terrific Writing Books by The Writer Magazine (2011)
Finalist Eric Hoffer Awards Best Self-Help
WINNER Indie Book Awards
FINALIST Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year–Writing

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Named #5 in 10 of This Year's Terrific Writing Books by The Writer Magazine (2011)
Finalist Eric Hoffer Awards Best Self-Help
WINNER Indie Book Awards
FINALIST Foreword Magazine's Book of the Year--Writing
WINNER Best Non-Fiction London Book Festival
USA Book News Best Book Award Finalist--Business: Writing & Publishing
WINNER Best Educational/Academic Indie Book Awards
WINNER International Book Awards Best Business: Writing & Publishing

Award-winning authors Michael A. Arnzen and Heidi Ruby Miller gather the voices of today's top genre writers and writing instructors alongside their published students. Many Genres, One Craft fosters the writing process in a way that focuses almost exclusively on writing the novel. Using a compilation of instructional articles penned by well-known authors affiliated with Seton Hill University's acclaimed MFA program in Writing Popular Fiction, the book emphasizes how to write genre novels and commercially appealing fiction. The articles are modeled after actual learning modules that have successfully taught students in the program how to reach a wider audience for over a decade.

Award-winning and best-selling contributors from a spectrum of genres and literary careers offer their sage advice, including David Morrell, Tess Gerritsen, Victoria Thompson, Nancy Kress, Shelley Bates, Nicole Peeler, Maria V. Snyder, Jason Jack Miller, Thomas Monteleone, Susan Mallery, Catherine Mulvany, and over fifty other published authors, teachers, and alumni, as well as special guest agents and editors who have visited the program. Divided into three parts Craft, Genre, and The Writer's Life the book provides advice on everything from point-of-view to writing media tie-in novels to marketing romance, all from writers who have actually done it.

ISBN

9780938467083

Cover

Hardcover

Size

7 x 10

Pages

384

Author

Heidi Ruby Miller, Michael A. Arnzen

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About the Authors

Heidi Ruby Miller uses research for her stories as an excuse to roam the globe. With degrees in Anthropology, Geography, Foreign Languages, and Writing, she knew early that penning fast-paced, exotic adventures would be her life. She’s put her experiences and studies to paper in her far-future AMBASADORA series and into her two new thriller series.

In between trips, Heidi teaches creative writing at Seton Hill University, where she graduated from their renowned Writing Popular Fiction Graduate Program the same month she appeared on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. AMBASADORA was her thesis novel there, and the multi-award winning writing guide MANY GENRES, ONE CRAFT, which she co-edited with Michael A. Arnzen, is based on the Seton Hill program and was named #5 in The Writer magazine’s Ten Most Terrific Writing Books of 2011.

She has had various fiction and non-fiction publications, as well as various jobs, including contract archaeologist, foreign currency exchanger at Walt Disney World, foreign language teacher, and educational marketing director for Frank Lloyd Wright’s House on Kentuck Knob. In 2012, Heidi created the Dog Star Books science fiction imprint for Raw Dog Screaming Press and was the managing editor for the line for three years. Recently she was the Director of Professional Writing Relations for the Pennsylvania Literary Festival, an event she co-founded in 2014.

Her formal memberships include The Authors Guild, International Thriller Writers, Pennwriters, Littsburgh, and Science Fiction Poetry Association. She is fond of high-heeled shoes, action movies, chocolate, and tea of any sort. Heidi lives near Pittsburgh with her award-winning writer husband, Jason Jack Miller, and a sweet little kitty.

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