Crafting Fabulous Fiction

CRAFTING FABULOUS FICTION guides writers and students through the levels of structure in fiction, beginning with words, then working up through phrases, sentences, paragraphs, scenes, chapters and books.

Author: Victoria Grossack

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 149936038X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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CRAFTING FABULOUS FICTION guides writers and students through the levels of structure in fiction, beginning with words, then working up through phrases, sentences, paragraphs, scenes, chapters and books. It even addresses series and how other literature can enrich and enhance an author's story. In addition to the levels of structure, CRAFTING FABULOUS FICTION covers working with multiple storylines, and has an entire section dedicated to developing characters. It also reviews other important aspects of storytelling, including conflict, dialogue, and description.

Pretty Fabulous Fashion and Craft Activity Book

Offers instructions on how to make different kinds of crafts for beautifying a bedroom, personalizing stationery, or making gifts for friends.

Author: Arcturus Publishing

Publisher: Arcturus Pub

ISBN: 178212599X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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Offers instructions on how to make different kinds of crafts for beautifying a bedroom, personalizing stationery, or making gifts for friends.

Bring Your Fiction to Life

Crafting Three-Dimensional Stories with Depth and Complexity Karen S. Wiesner ... In Victoria Grossack's Crafting Fabulous Fiction column, her article “The End” states, “Those who are perpetually disgruntled may at least concede that ...

Author: Karen S. Wiesner

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440349867

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

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Craft a Story That Towers Above the Rest You know it when you read it: In page after page and scene after scene, a truly engrossing novel has qualities that set it apart. Authentic characters, a well-rounded plot, and immersive settings work in harmony to create a three-dimensional experience--one you can practically step inside and explore. But while you can recognize this work when you read it, writing it can be much more challenging. Bring Your Fiction to Life teaches you how to build a solid narrative structure and layer in lush, textured scenes to create a story that rings true. You'll learn how to: • Master the three-dimensional aspects of characters, plots, and settings using detailed sketches that define the past, present, and future aspects of each element. • Develop complex opening, resolution, and bridge scenes that expertly lead readers through your fictional world. • Construct and analyze an outline for your manuscript, using tools and techniques to analyze scenes that lack dimensionality. • Brainstorm, research, and draft efficiently and effectively, and juggle multiple projects with ease. Packed with story-development charts, worksheets, and checklists, Bring Your Fiction to Life shows you how to craft a vivid story world that readers will instantly recognize as remarkable.

The Highbury Murders

"If you ever wished that you could read a book that combines the wit of Jane Austen with the plotting of Jane Austen, then you are in for a treat: The Highbury Murders does exactly this."--Page 4 of cover.

Author: Victoria Grossack

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 1482627450

Category: Fiction

Page: 162

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"If you ever wished that you could read a book that combines the wit of Jane Austen with the plotting of Jane Austen, then you are in for a treat: The Highbury Murders does exactly this."--P. 4 of cover.

Chicken Soup for the Soul Dreams and Premonitions

101 Amazing Stories of Divine Intervention, Faith, and Insight Amy Newmark, Kelly Sullivan Walden. Susan Friel-Williams is a licensed private investigator ... V. Grossack is the “Crafting Fabulous Fiction” columnist at www.WritingWorld.com,

Author: Amy Newmark

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781611592511

Category: Self-Help

Page: 400

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Sixth sense, gut feeling, instinct. Whatever you call it, sometimes we have no logical reason for knowing something—but still we know it. In this collection, you’ll read 101 stories of intuition, insight, and inspiration that will amaze you and encourage you tap into your own inner wisdom. We all have the ability to tap into our intuition, but often find it hard to do. Dreams and premonitions are often the way our intuition or our faith in the beyond manifest. You will be awed and amazed by these true stories from everyday people who have experienced the extraordinary. The 101 stories in this book will enlighten and encourage you to listen to your dreams and your own inner voice.

Dinosaurs in Fantastic Fiction

"This literary survey examines how paleoliterature originated, developed and matured from its inception to the present day.

Author: Allen A. Debus

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786426720

Category: History

Page: 220

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"This literary survey examines how paleoliterature originated, developed and matured from its inception to the present day. It follows trends on the crafting of classic dinosaurs, investigating the figurative and metaphoric meaning of fictional dinosaursand related prehistoria. An appendix provides brief summaries of deserving dinosaur texts, organized alphabetically by author. "--Provided by publisher.

Fiction Writing Tools

Trying to get an agent? Decided to self-publish? What to know what makes fantastic dialogue? Well, this book can help! This manual is specifically for fiction writers who want to learn how to create a gripping and compelling first chapter.

Author: Sherry Soule

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1495347745

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 48

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Trying to get an agent? Decided to self-publish? What to know what makes fantastic dialogue? Well, this book can help! This manual is specifically for fiction writers who want to learn how to create a gripping and compelling first chapter. Also, offers basic techniques for crafting stronger beginnings and a page-turning "hook" for your fiction novel. It includes guidelines and tools for correcting common first chapter problems and is filled with helpful examples from published novels. Each chapter provides comprehensive tips on revision and practical guidance on self-editing, which every writer needs to revise like an experienced pro.

Private Midnight

A Novel Kris Saknussemm. considerably plumper Adele Bixley in a black dashiki and a quartz ... It helps me separate the tasks of running a bookstore and crafting fantastic fiction. Now, if you'll excuse me ...” “I need help,” I said.

Author: Kris Saknussemm

Publisher: ABRAMS

ISBN: 9781468311891

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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“James Ellroy meets David Lynch in this addictive mix of noir and supernatural horror” from the acclaimed author of Zaneville and Enigmatic Pilot (Publishers Weekly, starred review). Det. Birch Ritter is a man on the edge—of himself. His past is filled with secrets, guilt, and ghosts. And his latest case is about to lead him to Genevieve, a woman who claims that her business is shadows. The widow of a recently deceased real estate mogul, her grief isn’t entirely convincing. But she knows what lies between the darkness and the light inside men. And what she knows about Ritter is more than he can bear . . . and more than he can resist. Private Midnight is a seductive story of grit, gunplay, vampirism, and a bit of bondage, all filtered through the mind of the “brilliantly illuminating” author and multimedia artist Kris Saknussemm (Alain de Botton, author of How Proust Can Change Your Life). “Off-the-wall strange and surreal—and definitely not recommended as a Mother’s Day gift.” —Kirkus Reviews

Crafting Novels Short Stories

The Complete Guide to Writing Great Fiction The Editors of Writer's Digest ... If you do your job creating a fabulous appetizer in Chapter One and follow it up well, your readers will not only stay through the whole meal, they'll order ...

Author: The Editors of Writer's Digest

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599635736

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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Learn How to Create Stories That Captivate Agents, Editors, and Readers Alike! Inside you'll find the tools you need to build strong characters, keep your plots moving, master the art of dialogue, choose the right point of view, and more. This comprehensive book on the art of novel and short story writing is packed with advice and instruction from best-selling authors and writing experts like Nancy Kress, Elizabeth Sims, Hallie Ephron, N.M. Kelby, Heather Sellers, and Donald Maass, plus a foreword by James Scott Bell. You'll learn invaluable skills for mastering every area of the craft: • Define and refine your characters. • Make your plot and conflict high-energy and intense. • Hone your story's point of view. • Create a rich setting and backstory. • Craft dialogue that rings true. • Select the right words and descriptions throughout your story. • Revise your story to perfection. Throughout you'll find supplemental sections that cover special topics like getting started, beating writer's block, researching your work, and getting published. They'll help you integrate your skills into a balanced, productive, and fulfilling career. Whether you're writing flash fiction, a short story, a novel, or an epic trilogy, you'll come away with the tools you need for strong and effective storytelling.

Academic Assassination

The Guest of Honor Is Dead!

Author: Victoria Grossack

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1492791407

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

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The Guest of Honor Is Dead! Dr. Carl Warding, the prominent origins-of-life biologist, dined at the Martin house the night only hours before someone shot him. A difficult man, plenty of people seemed to want him out of the way. Was he killed by one of his academic foes, from the present or the past? By his widow? By one of his students? Or by one of the creationists following him around from one lecture to the next, proclaiming that his teaching comes from the devil?Join Zofia Martin and the rest of her family as they – driven by curiosity and a desire to stop the danger that menaces them - do all they can to solve the murder.

Crafting Magick with Pen and Ink

Learn to Write Stories, Spells and Other Magickal Works Susan Pesznecker ... Le Guin, Ursula K. Steering the Craft. Portland, OR: Eighth Mountain, ... A fabulous, thick text for those wishing to learn more about personal essay writing.

Author: Susan Pesznecker

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738711454

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

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"With the help of this book, your writing and magickal skills will expand and grow...You will be a true magickal writer." —Richard Webster, award-winning author of Write Your Own Magic Would you like to craft your own Book of Shadows? Write a story? Create Pagan rituals or Wiccan spells for special occasions? And ultimately infuse your writing with added beauty, style, and power? Get your creativity flowing as you step into a boundless world where magick comes alive through the written word. Clear, step-by-step instructions will guide you through each phase of creating beautiful and powerful magickal works. • Drumming up ideas • Keeping a magickal journal • Freewriting • Choosing a composition form • Revising drafts to a refined polish This book on magickal writing offers an array of exercises, tips and terms, and writing samples to help you craft stories, devotional poems, spells, chants, prayers, blessings, meditations, and rituals. By mastering the techniques in this book, your every word will crackle with energy, vibrancy, and true power.

Crafting Fiction Poetry and Memoir

... knotted with almost hypnotic rhythm , with precision and knowledge of concept and form . And then there's the color . The fabulous part of the art . The brilliant , resonant , evocative , often variegated tonality of color .

Author: Matthew Leone

Publisher: Colgate University Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131656196

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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Born out of the Colgate Writers’ Conference, this collection of essays brings together a diverse group of gifted authors and teachers who are passionate about the art of writing. The authors share their knowledge, experience, and inspiration gathered from years of practicing and studying their craft. Topics covered range from the practical, such as how to attract an editor or agent, to more theoretical concerns such as transforming the texture of thought and emotion into text. Both veteran writers and novices will find this anthology to be an indispensable resource.

Prehistoric Monsters

In popular culture, paleontological pen-picture re-creations may be regarded as scientific bench marks, points of departure for crafting more elaborate fictional accounts—genuine stories—involving interesting characters staged in ...

Author: Allen A. Debus

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786458158

Category: Nature

Page: 340

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Over centuries, discoveries of fossil bones spawned legends of monsters such as giants and dragons. As the field of earth sciences matured during the 19th century, early fossilists gained understanding of prehistoric creatures such as Tyrannosaurus, Triceratops and Stegosaurus. This historical study examines how these genuine beasts morphed in the public imagination into mythical, powerful engines of destruction and harbingers of cataclysm, taking their place in popular culture, film, and literature as symbols of “lost worlds” where time stands still.

The Big Ass Book of Crafts 2

DON'T MISS MARK MONTANO'S PREVIOUS BIG BOOK: projects to suit “How can one not love a book called The Big-Ass Book of Crafts...especially when it is packed to the gills with the most creative, fabulous, fun-filled, fantastic craftideas ...

Author: Mark Montano

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451627831

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 384

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TLC’s While You Were Out top designer Mark Montano’s wildly anticipated follow-up to The Big-Ass Book of Crafts features more than 300 easy and fun crafts, with tips and tricks for quirky projects to make at home. Searching for crafty inspiration? Eager to try some new techniques? Need some more junk for your trunk? Well, look no further! In this cheeky sequel, Mark Montano picks up where his wildly popular The Big-Ass Book of Crafts left off, with even more spectacular—and easy-to-make—projects sure to satisfy crafters of all skill levels. Turn colorful ribbons into a show-stopping scarf. Transform old cargo pants into a kick-ass carryall. A high-drama neckpiece made out of zippers? Absolutely. Along with a host of other wearable wonders, this exciting all-new volume includes sections such as Pillow Talk (fun, comfy, and made from the most surprising materials), Letter Perfect (cool designs to pop into the mailbox nearest you), Hey, I Could Use That (make a big statement with little things from magnets to nail polish), Just Kid-ding (cheery décor made from kid-centric stuff, guaranteed to make you smile!), That’s Shoe Biz (fun fixes that give sidelined footwear and handbags a whole new life), and dozens of other ideas that are inventive, imaginative, and just plain fun. With his trademark humor and no-holds-barred approach to crafting, Mark will have you tapping into your creative soul and taking simple techniques to a whole new level in no time. We’re not talking plant-hangers and potholders here—the more than 150 handmade projects in this truly unique compendium are artistic, eye-catching, and cutting-edge, from cool brooches and earrings to ingenious belts and bags, from Bauhaus-style furniture to fishbowl lanterns, and so much more!

Working It

“Leah Marie Brown has a wily way of bringing her stories to life with sharp dialogue and drop-dead sexy characters.” —Cindy Miles, National Bestselling Author “When it comes to crafting clever, intelligent, wonderful escapist fiction.

Author: Leah Marie Brown

Publisher: Lyrical Press

ISBN: 9781616508111

Category: Fiction

Page: 213

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Falling in love is always in fashion.... With her trust fund and coveted job at Christian Dior, Fanny Moreau believes she has it all. But when her best friend finds a fulfilling new career abroad—and a dreamy relationship with a great guy, Fanny’s fabulous life suddenly feels empty. Inspired to find her true purpose, she trades her cushy lifestyle in San Francisco for an adventure in the Alaskan wilderness. Everyone thinks Fanny has gone off the deep end. What’s a girl with a Ph.D in Prada doing teaching in an Inuit village? Even Fanny is wondering, especially when she comes face to face with Calder MacFarlane. The Scottish search and rescue pilot is everything Fanny is not—selfless, heroic, and used to living on the edge. He’s also the man who once loved her best friend. Yet something in Calder’s sexy gaze has her believing that she’s a woman capable of great things—a woman who might just find her own happily-ever-after, in a place where she least expects it... “Leah Marie Brown has a wily way of bringing her stories to life with sharp dialogue and drop-dead sexy characters.” —Cindy Miles, National Bestselling Author “When it comes to crafting clever, intelligent, wonderful escapist fiction with a heroine every woman wants to know, Leah Marie Brown is a new voice to watch. Prepare to fall in love!” —Renee Ryan, Daphne du Maurier Award-Winning Author

Craft Smart Bind up

Discover fun new crafts and techniques in this series.

Author: Adel Kay

Publisher:

ISBN: 1781715343

Category: Handicraft

Page: 120

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Discover fun new crafts and techniques in this series. Learn to knit, make your own jewellery and create fantastic projects out of paper and recycled materials. Following on from the successful Art Smart series, Craft Smart presents a fresh, fun approach to four creative skills: knitting, jewellery-making, paper-crafting and crafting with recycled objects. Each book contributing to this bind-up contains 12 original projects to make, using a range of readily available materials. There are projects for boys and girls, carefully chosen to appeal to readers of all abilities. Each project is graded with a difficulty rating of 1 to 5. A special ‘techniques and materials’ section encourages young crafters to try out their own ideas while learning valuable practical skills.

Mysteries of Lost Angel Inn

—Writers Write KATHLEEN O'BRIEN “Ms. O'Brien is a master at crafting stories that speak to the souls of her readers.” —Diana Tidlund, WritersUnlimited.com “Kathleen O'Brien is a master at her craft, creating superb, entertaining fiction ...

Author: Evelyn Rogers

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781460303146

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Every twenty years—according to legend—someone will die violently at the Lost Angel Inn. Two decades have passed since the last death, and three women have come to the inn. Will one of them be the next victim? When Ellie Gresham arrives at the inn for a mystery weekend, she's shaken by the veiled warnings from an elusive, darkly handsome guest. Warnings that this game of murder is about to turn deadly. Twenty years ago, the tragic death of Emily Carlyle's mother was blamed on the Lost Angel curse. Now Emily has come to the inn looking for answers. Instead she finds a disturbing attraction to a man whose father may have been her mother's lover…and murderer. For Olivia Hamilton, turning the Victorian mansion on the rugged cliffs of the Maine coast into a B and B is a dream come true—a fresh start well away from the shadows of her past. She never expected to find love again. But will the curse turn her dream into a nightmare?

Crafting Dynamic Dialogue

The Complete Guide to Speaking, Conversing, Arguing, and Thinking in Fiction Writer's Digest Books ... in mind as you strategize and craft your realistic dialogue: Strong dialogue is inseparable from the narrative that surrounds it.

Author: Writer's Digest Books

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440345586

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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Write authentic dialogue that invigorates your story! Exceptional dialogue isn't just important when writing fiction--it's essential. In order to impress an agent or editor and keep readers turning pages, you need to deliver truly standout dialogue in every scene. Crafting Dynamic Dialogue will give you the techniques and examples you need to impress your readers. This book is a comprehensive guide to writing compelling dialogue that rings true. Each section is packed with advice and instruction from best-selling authors and instructors like Nancy Kress, Elizabeth Sims, Steven James, Deborah Halverson, James Scott Bell, Donald Maass, Cheryl St. John, and many others. They'll show you how to: • Bend the rules to create a specific effect • Understand the role of dialogue in reader engagement • Use dialect and jargon effectively • Give every character a believable, unique voice • Set the pace and tone • Reveal specific character background details • Generate tension and suspense • Utilize internal dialogue Whether you're writing flash fiction, a short story, or a novel-length manuscript, Crafting Dynamic Dialogue will help you develop, write, and refine dialogue to keep your readers hooked.

The Culture Series of Iain M Banks

in these novel—Frank and Angus', Quiss and Ajay and Steven's, Alex Lennox and John Orr's—and amnesia is what gives ... of non-mimetic story that fuels the visions of the three main genres of fantastic fiction: fantasy, horror, and SF.

Author: Simone Caroti

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476620404

Category: Literary Criticism

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This critical history of Iain M. Banks’ Culture novels covers the series from its inception in the 1970s to the The Hydrogen Sonata (2012), published less than a year before Banks’ death. It considers Banks’ origins as a writer, the development of his politics and ethics, his struggles to become a published author, his eventual success with The Wasp Factory (1984) and the publication of the first Culture novel, Consider Phlebas (1987). His 1994 essay “A Few Notes on the Culture” is included, along with a range of critical responses to the 10 Culture books he published in his lifetime and a discussion of the series’ status as utopian literature. Banks was a complex man, both in his everyday life and on the page. This work aims at understanding the Culture series not only as a fundamental contribution to science fiction but also as a product of its creator’s responses to the turbulent times he lived in.

The Keys to Romance

Revealed here are some of life's most treasured moments, crafted into stories of men and women finding themselves - and each other - in love.In this volume, award-winning author Julian Keys gives us seven love stories where sharing is ...

Author: Julian Keys

Publisher: ForbiddenFiction

ISBN: 1622343220

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The art of romance is that of a locksmith, carefully crafting the perfect key that will fill the unique hole in each individual's heart, opening them to a world of intimacy that fills the imagination and speeds the pulse. A tightly closed opening unfolds itself at the touch of the right shaft. Secret feelings are locked deep within, just waiting to be released. Revealed here are some of life's most treasured moments, crafted into stories of men and women finding themselves - and each other - in love.In this volume, award-winning author Julian Keys gives us seven love stories where sharing is caring, truth is daring, and a one night stand might last forever. Witness the evolution of the human heart, students on the market for romance, lovers cooking up something special, and a beautiful photographer realizing his big dreams. Take up the Keys to Romance, and unlock worlds of love.