Philip Athans is the New York Times best-selling author of novels and non-fiction books including Annihilation, The Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction, and Writing Monsters.
Philip Athans has worked with both new and established authors, writing, editing, and living the publishing business for thirty years.
Online and in-person seminars and tutorials for authors of all skill levels.
Contact Philip Athans for comprehensive editing services across all genres of fiction, and any non-fiction subject.
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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.learn more
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.learn more
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.learn more
Open to all genres! Write a 6000-word story the Lester Dent way in a four-week conline course registering now!
A deeper dive into fantasy and science fiction worldbuilding with this four-week course registering now!
Write on the Sound
Join Philip Athans in Edmonds, Washington for one of the Northwest's best writers conferences. register now!
Novel Writing Conference
Philip Athans will once again be speaking at the Writer's Digest Novel Writing Conference in Los Angeles. Also open for registration now!
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!
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