Jeff VanderMeer offers the world's first "illustrated guide to creating imaginative fiction", with advice from contributors George R.R. Martin, Neil Gaiman, Ursula K. LeGuin, and many more.

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Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…