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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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Featured Client

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.

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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


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!


New Book!

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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