Nina Munteanu is an ecologist and internationally published novelist and short story author of science fiction and fantasy. She is currently editor of SF Europa, a zine dedicated to informing the European SF community. Nina teaches writing courses at the University of Toronto and George Brown College.
Her guide for writers called "The Fiction Writer: Get Published, Write Now!" by Starfire World Syndicate was adopted by several colleges and universities throughout North America and Europe. It was recently published by Editura Paralela 45 in Romania. The next book in her writing guide series "The Journal Writer: Finding Your Voice" was released in spring of 2013.
For more information about booking her workshops, consultations, or speaking appearances visit www.NinaMunteanu.com.
The seventh of a series of short books on writing craft and publishing for writers. This collection of papers by novelist and teacher Nina Munteanu provides instruction on the process of self-editing and revision, including a 10-step checklist. Topics covered include: exposition, simplifying, voice, language, POV, show vs. tell and knowing when you're finished.
The sixth of a series of short books on writing craft and publishing for writers. Novelist and teacher Nina Munteanu explores several plot approaches in storytelling with a focus on The Hero's Journey and the hero's journey myth through this collection of papers.
The fifth of a series of short books on writing craft and publishing for writers. Learn the tools to successfully start and finish your project. International author Nina Munteanu provides great advice through several articles on how to get going and keep going from time and place, to finding and keeping your muse, to doing effective research and interviews.
A comprehensive guidebook for all writers to express themselves. The guide provides help choosing the best medium, style and platform for expressive and life-writing. Includes help with safety, privacy, using the computer and electronic devices, social media and the Internet.
Second of the Alien Guidebook Series
This short story collection by acclaimed SF author and ecologist Nina Munteanu explores humanity's co-evolution with our environment and technology. A man uses cyber-eavesdropping to make love. A technocratic government uses gifted people as tools to recast humanity. The ruins of a city serve as battleground between pro-technologists and pro-naturalists. From time-space guardians to cybersex, GMO, and biotech implants, this short story collection is a journey of great scope, imagination and vision. "...a stunning example of good storytelling with an excellent setting and cast of characters."--Tangent Online
The fourth of a series of short books on writing craft and publishing for writers. This guide helps writers overcome the various forms of writer's block, provides ways to self-inspire and spark the muse. Exercises and examples compiled in several papers.
A devastating disease. A world on the brink of violent change. And one woman who can save it or destroy it all. Julie Crane must confront the will of the ambitious virus lurking inside her to fulfill her final destiny as Darwin s Paradox, the key to the evolution of an entire civilization. Darwin s Paradox is a novel about a woman s fierce love and her courageous journey toward forgiveness, trust, and letting go to the tide of her heart.
This set of articles focuses on improving and polishing a writer's narrative voice and style. The writer's voice--that part which is unique to each writer and each book she or he writes is discussed. POV and viewpoint is also discussed.
The second of an ebook series by Nina Munteanu on writing craft and publishing; this one provides information on how to create compelling and memorable characters and provide dialogue that has meaning and rings true.
The first of a series of short books by Nina Munteanu on writing craft and publishing for writers. "What Writers Need to Know About Book Contracts" provides succinct information on selling rights to publishers on your book and other intellectual property. It includes an example contract.
In Book Two of this metaphysical space thriller trilogy, detective Rhea Hawke continues her quest for truth and justice in a world that is not what it seems. Rhea's search takes her to the far reaches of the known universe from the Weeping Mountains of Horus to the blistering deserts of Upsilon 3. Amidst the turmoil of an imminent extra-galactic war, Rhea holds the key even as those she trusts betray her. No one is what they seem...
A beautiful but reckless idealist, intrepidly accepts the perilous job of delivering droid-interfering parts from the secret Distopian manufacturer to programmer/assembler, in a daring plan to change the way AIs think. Feeling invincible, Krys masks her penalty-by-death activities with another illicit activity: peddling sex-literature--erotic literature made illegal by the AIs. But when she has a run-in with a cypol – ruthless enforcers of the cyber-government and thought to be cyborg hybrids of flesh and machine – she finds out what they really are, and both her smugness and her concept of what it means to be a human is shattered.
A historical fantasy about a medieval time traveler. In 1410 on the eve of The Battle of Grunwald between Teutonic Knights and Polish/Lithuanian armies, a young baroness discovers that she can alter history--but not before she is branded a witch. Vivianne flees through time-space to an alternate present day Paris: now ruled by fascist Black Knights. There, Vivianne must decide how to remake the dark history she has authored...
When Galactic Guardian Rhea Hawke investigates the genocide of an entire spiritual sect, she collides not only with dark intrigue but with her own tarnished past. Her quest for justice catapults Rhea into the heart of a universal struggle across alien landscapes of cruel beauty and toward an unbearable truth she's hidden from herself since she murdered an innocent man. "Outer Diverse" is the first of the Splintered Universe Trilogy.
In 2095 Darwin's Evolution kills. Darwin's Disease is tearing apart the ordered peace of North America. Julie Crane is a brilliant data handler with a unique talent for finding the impossible fast, and getting into trouble even faster. Her relentless search for a cure leads her to a horrifying discovery that incriminates her in a heinous conspiracy to recast humankind.
Are you a writer looking to get published? "The Fiction Writer: Get Published, Right Now!" provides the basic tools that every beginning writer needs to get published. It's packed with real examples and practical exercises. Author Nina Munteanu is lively and humorous, and makes learning fun. Give your book the chance it deserves to get published.