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Latest Project

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.

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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 August 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

05.29.2014

Audie Award Winner!

Athans & Associates/Brilliance Audio project Clockwork Angels: The Watchmaker’s Edition won an Audie Award for best Package Design!

08.28.2014

Worldbuilding Online!

Worldbuilding class now online thanks to Writer's Digest. Register now!

08.31.2014

New Book!

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