At Sci Fi - Arizona, we have two long-running series on the techniques and philosophy of writing. One of our series is devoted to general writing while the other is devoted to the special problems of science fiction writing. Check out the books below and then click on the links to jump to the individual pages where you can purchase them.
The Art of Writing Series
The Art of Writing, Volume 1
Chapter 1: So You Want To Be A Writer? Chapter 2: Rules For Writers Chapter 3: Writing Basics Chapter 4: Conflict in Fiction Chapter 5: Character In Fiction Chapter 6: Anchors In Reality Chapter 7: Rhythm In Fiction Chapter 8: The Plots The Thing Chapter 9: The Theory of Dialogue Chapter 10: The Practice of Dialogue Chapter 11: Language And Atmosphere Chapter 12: Common Mistakes In Writing Chapter 13: Publishers, Editors, And Agents Chapter 14: Literary Rights Chapter 15: The Publication Process Chapter 16: Writers And Readers
Chapter 1: Protagonists Chapter 2: Antagonists Chapter 3: Incidental Characters Chapter 4: Making It Up As You Go Along Chapter 5: Male/Female Relations Chapter 6: Sex in Fiction Chapter 7: The Unavoidable Sin of Repetition Chapter 8: Sequels and Series Chapter 9: The Psychology of Writers Chapter 10: The Psychology of Readers Chapter 11: Writing in the 21st Century
The Art of Science Fiction Part 2
Chapter 1: Life As We "Think" We Know It Chapter 2: Life As We Don’t Know It Chapter 3: World Building For Fun And Profit, Part 1 Chapter 4: World Building For Fun And Profit, Part 2 Chapter 5: Fantasy Chapter 6: Space War Fundamentals Chapter 7: Interplanetary Space War Chapter 8: Interstellar Space War Chapter 9: Introduction to Spacesuit Design Chapter 10: Advanced Spacesuit Design Chapter 11: Galactic Empires and Interstellar Federations: Part I Chapter 12: Galactic Empires and Interstellar Federations: Part II