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 Devils of the Endless Deep.
Philip Athans has worked with both new and established authors, writing, editing, and living the publishing business for more than twenty-five years.
As senior managing editor for TSR and Wizards of the Coast books, Philip Athans has more hands-on experience editing tie-in fiction than anyone in the game.
Join Philip Athans at the Writer's Digest Novel Writing Intensive in Los Angeles, August 15-17!
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Thanks to Writer's Digest University Philip Athans will be bringing his popular Worldbuilding course online, starting August 28, 2014. We'll get 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.learn more
Athans & Associates Creative Consulting works with a number of members of the F+W Media family, including Adams Media, Writer's Digest Books, Writer's Digest University, and Prologue Books.learn more
Audie Award Winner!
Athans & Associates/Brilliance Audio project Clockwork Angels: The Watchmaker’s Edition won an Audie Award for best Package Design!
SF/F Boot Camp!
Boot Camp: Science Fiction/Fantasy at the Writer's Digest Novel Writing Intensive, Los Angeles. Register now!
Writing Monsters releases from Writer's Digest Books. Preorder now!
Philip Athans is not only an insightful, illuminating advisor for publishers and writers, but he’s also an author of great skill whose work ranges from New York Times bestsellers to thoughtful, prescriptive texts on the writing craft. If you’re looking for someone who can help you shape and edit your fiction, or strategically and creatively craft characters, worlds, and brands that resonate with readers, Athans is your man.
—Phil Sexton, Publisher, Writer’s Digest
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