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The Fantasy Fiction Formula

Author : Deborah Chester
ISBN : 9781784996055
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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There's more to writing a successful fantasy story than building a unique world or inventing new magic. How exactly is a plot put together? How do you know if your idea will support an entire novel? How do you grab reader attention and keep it? How do you create dynamic, multi-dimensional characters? What is viewpoint and do you handle it differently in urban fantasy than in traditional epics? What should you do if you're lost in the middle? How do you make your plot end up where you intend it to go? From the writing of strong, action-packed scenes to the handling of emotions, let award-winning fantasy author Deborah Chester guide you through the process of putting a book together. Convinced there's no need to shroud the writing process under a veil of mystery, Chester supplies tips that are both practical and proven. They are exactly what she uses in writing her own novels and what she teaches in her writing courses at the University of Oklahoma. Along with explaining story construction step-by-step, Chester illustrates each technique with examples drawn from both traditional and urban fantasy. The technique chapters include exercises to assist novices in mastering the craft of writing fantasy as well as suggestions for avoiding or solving plot problems. More experienced writers will find tips for taking their work to the next level. With an introduction by author Jim Butcher, The fantasy fiction formula provides the information you need to gain skill and proficiency in writing fantasy like a pro.

The Fantasy Fiction Formula

Author : Deborah Chester
ISBN : 0719097061
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There’s more to writing a successful fantasy story than building a unique world or inventing a new type of magic. From the writing of strong, action-packed scenes to the creation of dynamic, multi-dimensional characters, fantasy author Deborah Chester guides novices and intermediate writers through a step-by-step process of story construction. Whether offering tips on how to test a plot premise or survive what she calls the dark dismal middle, Chester shares the techniques she uses in writing her own novels. Examples drawn from both traditional and urban fantasy illustrate her nuts-and-bolts approach to elemental story design.With a foreword by New York Times best-selling author Jim Butcher, who studied writing in Chester’s classes at the University of Oklahoma, The fantasy fiction formula delivers a practical, proven approach to writing fantasy like a pro.

The Guide To Writing Fantasy And Science Fiction

Author : Philip Athans
ISBN : 9781440507298
Genre : Reference
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Science fiction and fantasy is one of the most challenging--and rewarding!--genres in the bookstore. But with New York Times bestselling author Philip Athans and fantasy giant R. A. Salvatore at your side, you’ll create worlds that draw your readers in--and keep them reading! Just as important, you’ll learn how to prepare your work for today’s market. Drawing on his years of experience as one of the most acclaimed professionals in publishing, Wizards of the Coast editor Athans explains how to set your novel apart--and break into this lucrative field. From devising clever plots and building complex characters to inventing original technologies and crafting alien civilizations, Athans gives you the techniques you need to write strong, saleable narratives. Plus! Athans applies all of these critical lessons together in an unprecedented deconstruction of a never-before-published tale by the one and only R. A. Salvatore! There are books on writing science fiction and fantasy, and then there’s this book--the only one you need to create strange, wonderful worlds for your own universe of readers!

The Writer S Digest Guide To Science Fiction Fantasy

Author : Orson Scott Card
ISBN : 9781582976099
Genre : Reference
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For those who dream of crafting an otherworldly experience, this thorough science fiction and fantasy reference offers everything needed to build a fantastic world, inhabit it with original and believable characters, and create an authentic and enthralling story.

Writers Workshop Of Science Fiction Fantasy

Author : Michael Knost
ISBN : 1937929612
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The Writer S Complete Fantasy Reference

Author : Writer's Digest Books (Firm)
ISBN : 1582970262
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Covers varied aspects of fantasy fiction, including culture, magic, witchcraft, commerce, trade, law, mythical creatures, arms and armor, and castles

Wonderbook

Author : Jeff VanderMeer
ISBN : 1419704427
Genre : Reference
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This visual guide to writing creative and compelling fiction includes interesting and inspiring artwork as well as motivational tools and essays from today's top fantasy writers, including George R. R. Martin and Neil Gaiman, to help all aspiring authors.

How To Write Science Fiction Fantasy

Author : Orson Scott Card
ISBN : 158297103X
Genre : Reference
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Offers tips and advice on writing science fiction, discussing the rules of fiction, and how to structure a successful story.

Worlds Of Wonder

Author : David Gerrold
ISBN : PSU:000045700750
Genre : Reference
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Worlds of Wonder showcases the range and power of the human imagination, transported across strange worlds, lost civilizations, and brave new realities. Now, with the help of David Gerrold, Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author, readers will learn, step-by-step, how to turn their words into works of wonder.Drawing on a career spanning three decades of writing and teaching, Gerrold also uses examples from numerous classic books and films to support their growth within the genre. Readers will gain insight into the craft as well as practice techniques that will immediately improve their writing as they are charmed and challenged by Gerrold's infectious passion for his craft and profession. Worlds of Wonder will ignite the engines of readers' enthusiasm in ways that will astonish them.* Written by one of the biggest, most-recognized and most-honored names in the field!* the science fiction and fantasy genres are currently riding a new wave of popularityDavid Gerrold is one of the most popular science fiction writers working today. His first professional sale, the Star Trek episode "Trouble With Tribbles," won a Hugo Award. He has written for television, published over forty books, and has written columns for six magazines. In 1995, his novelette the Martian Child won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards. Gerrold lives in San Fernando, California, and teaches writing at Pepperdine University.

On Writing

Author : Stephen King
ISBN : 9780743455961
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The author shares his insights into the craft of writing and offers a humorous perspective on his own experience as a writer.

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