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Latest Project

Thanks to Writer's Digest University Philip Athans has brought his popular Worldbuilding course online. We're getting into some detailed techniques for creating worlds for fantasy and science fiction stories, novels, screenplays, and games, and how those elements can best serve the most important aspects of your writing: characters and story. Look for more online courses soon!

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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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New Release

Coming in September 2014 the follow-up to The Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction, Writing Monsters: with advice for creating monsters in novels, short stories, film and TV, gaming, and anywhere things go bump in the night!

Breaking News

09.30.2014

Writing Fantasy & SF

The full eight-week writing course at Bellevue College in Bellevue, WA will be starting up again in the Fall term! Registration open now!

09.31.2014

New Book!

Writing Monsters releases from Writer's Digest Books. Preorder now!

10.4.2014

Living Dialog

Living Dialog at Bellevue College. Enrolling now!

Testimonials

Philip is a joy to work with and I highly recommend his services for all your editorial needs. His professional approach and attention to detail makes him my go to editor for all my editorial freelance needs.

—Anthony Ziccardi, Publisher at Humanix Books

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Wondering what Athans & Associates Creative Consulting can do for you? Shoot us an email and let's find out!