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Editorial Services

Now accepting projects from indie authors and small presses. Finished that book but need a fresh set of eyes? Ready to self-publish but need a copy edit? Athans & Associates can help you put your best foot forward whether you’re just putting out that one passion project or launching a new small press. Find out what a veteran editor can bring to your work, your career, and your peace of mind.

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Online Courses

Join Philip Athans for two online courses from Writer's Digest University: Pulp Fiction is a four-week course where we'll each write a 6000-word short story in any pulp fiction genre: mystery/crime, science fiction, fantasy, romance, western, and more. Open to any writers looking to add a little excitement to their fiction! And the popular Worldbuilding for Fantasy and Science Fiction in which we get into some advanced tools to help bring your SF or fantasy worlds to life.

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Special Projects

Athans & Associates Creative Consulting has worked with a wide range of clients on some pretty exciting projects, from helping to launch F+W Media's Prologue Books imprint to concepting and project managing the special deluxe packaging for Brilliance Audio's Clockwork Angels with an actual working clock, and even sitting down with the brilliant creative minds at Pixar Animation Studios. Let's talk about those one-offs and outlier projects, new product lines and intellectual properties.

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Upcoming Events


Pulp Fiction Workshop

Open to authors in any genre, learn to add a little pulp to your writing! Registering now!


Online Writing Conference

Join Philip Athans at the Writer's Digest Univesity Science Fiction & Fantasy Online Writing Conference. Registering soon!


Novel Writing Conference

Philip Athans will once again be speaking at the Writer's Digest Novel Writing Conference in Los Angeles. More details coming soon!

Online Tutorials

For authors of both fiction and non-fiction, the dreaded writer’s block eventually visits us all. In this two-part tutorial, we go through half a dozen exercises to help jar our brains out of the doldrums and through that block. Your writing comes from your imagination, and so does your writer’s block. All you have to do is imagine your way out!

Six Strategies for Breaking Through Writer's Block

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Wondering what Athans & Associates Creative Consulting can do for you? Contact me and let's find out!