Writing Fantasy

The Complete Guide to Writing Fantasyoffers something for writers of all levels, providing advice and detailed instruction for creating a believable fantasy world.

Author: Valerie Griswold-Ford

Publisher:

ISBN: 1896944353

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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The Complete Guide to Writing Fantasyoffers something for writers of all levels, providing advice and detailed instruction for creating a believable fantasy world. The novice author will find the book invaluable for its sage advice, while already published fantasy authors will find the book enjoyable for its well written style and wealth of reference material. Advice on world building, religions, food, fighting & weaponry, and much more, will help transform the mundane into an epic fantasy story.

The Fantasy Writer s Companion

Tee Morris and Valerie Griswold team up as editors for the title that picks up where "Alchemy With Words" leaves off.

Author: Tee Morris

Publisher: Calgary : Dragon Moon Press

ISBN: 1896944159

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 296

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Michelle M. Welch, Author of Confidence Game "Jovial and practical, this is a fine 'companion' for any writer of fantasy." Sheri L. McGathy, Author of Within the Shadow of Stone "A treasure trove at your fingertips-a perfect companion to The Complete Guide to Writing Fantasy" Product Description Tee Morris and Valerie Griswold team up as editors for the title that picks up where Alchemy With Words leaves off. The Opus Magus takes on the advanced topics of writing, such as incorporating horror, mystery, herbalism and advanced worldbuilding. Dragon Moon Press follows its highly successful title, The Complete Guide to Writing Fantasy, with a second volume of advice, examples, and resources dedicated to helping you create your own epic fantasy adventure. Featuring the writing talents of... Campbell and Compton Crook Winner Wen Spencer 2003 EPPIE Award Winner Jeanine Berry 2002 EPPIE Nominated Tony Ruggiero 1999 Blue Boa Award Winner Kim Headlee Will McDermott Michael R. Mennenga Bob Nailor Tina Morgan Valerie Griswold-Ford And introducing... 2004 Golden Heart Finalist Julianne Goodman Evo Terra Erik Amundsen Lai Zhao ...with illustrations by Anne Moya and an introduction from Holly Lisle. Get ready to take your work to a whole new level, and embark on a writer's adventure with The Fantasy Writer's Companion at your side! About the Author Tee Morris (author of DMP's MOREVI and Billibub Baddings and The Case of The Singing Sword) and Valerie Griswold-Ford (author of DMP's upcoming dark fantasy Not Your Father's Horsemen) team up as editors for the title that picks up where The Complete Guide leaves off. The Fantasy Writers' Companion takes on more advanced topics of writing, such as incorporating horror, incorporating mystery, herbalism, developing a story in your favorite RPG universe, and exploring alternative cultures for worldbuilding.

The Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction

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!

Author: Philip Athans

Publisher: Adams Media

ISBN: 9781440501456

Category: Reference

Page: 256

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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 Complete Guide to Writing Fantasy

Jeanine Berry, FictionFactor.com, author of Dayspring Dawning and Daysprint Destiny The Complete Guide lives up to its name and goes beyond the ordinary.

Author: Tom Dullemond

Publisher: Calgary : Dragon Moon Press

ISBN: 1896944094

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 361

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Jeanine Berry, FictionFactor.com, author of Dayspring Dawning and Daysprint Destiny The Complete Guide lives up to its name and goes beyond the ordinary. Written by new and established voices of Science Fiction and Fantasy, Alchemy With Words offers something for writers at all levels. Its sage advice will help you avoid many amateur mistakes. Explore World Building, Religions, Food, Fighting & Weaponry and much more, to craft an exceptional story.

The Ultimate Guide To Writing A Fantasy Novel

You want to keep the magic going. In this book, you learn how to pick from four elements of fantasy fiction that will turn even the thinnest sliver of an idea into a concept a novel can be built around.

Author: Willian Niswander

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798536791684

Category:

Page: 36

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You just finished reading a fantasy series that has left you reeling. You're satisfied with the way things turned out, but the thought of saying goodbye to those characters just hurts. You want to keep the magic going. In this book, you learn how to pick from four elements of fantasy fiction that will turn even the thinnest sliver of an idea into a concept a novel can be built around. You'll learn about points of view and which characters should have it, why structure is both important and overrated, Pantsers vs. Plotters, tips and tricks, and more!

Writing Sci fi and Fantasy

How Not to Write a Novel: 200 Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs If You Ever Want to Get Published. ... The Complete Guide to Writing Fantasy. Vol. 1.

Author: Liesel Schwarz

Publisher: Guardian Books

ISBN: 9781783560462

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 50

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Science fiction and fantasy – or speculative fiction – is the literary success story of the 21st century. The genre has never been so popular and the worlds of film and TV are dominated by adaptations of SF masterworks, from the epic fantasy ‘Game Of Thrones’ through to the dramatic dystopia of ‘The Hunger Games’. ‘Writing Sci-fi and Fantasy’ by award-winning steampunk novelist Liesel Schwarz, is a masterclass on the vital components of writing great speculative fiction. From building credible worlds and engaging characters to devising compelling plots, it will give you the confidence to unleash your stories. With additional, practical advice on how to pitch and present to agents, publishers and readers, it will lead you into the limitless world of SFF. All in an hour. ‘Writing Sci-fi and Fantasy’ covers: + Research: The devil lies in the details + World building + The ingredients of SFF: plot, character and narrative + Manuscript wrangling for beginners + Publication pitfalls + The writer’s life 60-Minute Masterclasses are expert ebooks that help you do more with your creative writing, journalism and entrepreneurship. Locking on to the stuff that you actually need to know, each title is a precise, practical pointer on the matters that matter most.

The Complete Guide to Writing Publishing Your First e Book

... Inc. (www.pw.org) Publishers Marketing Association (www.pmaonline.org) Romance Writers of America (www.rwa.org) Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of ...

Author: Martha Maeda

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781601386083

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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The advent of Amazon s Kindle in 2007 allowed millions of writers to make the leap from paper to the electronic screen. Several eReader competitors recently joined the ring, introducing products such as the Apple iPad, Barnes & Noble Nook, the updated Sony Reader, and Samsung Papyrus. The publishing world is experiencing a revolution with these electronic readers and you can catch up to speed by learning the ins and outs of publishing with this low-cost, high-profit publisher. The Complete Guide to Writing & Publishing Your First eBook is a guide for anyone who s dreamt about becoming a published author and is intrigued by the profitable new prospect of ePublishing but didn t know where to start. EBook sales hovered around $500 million at the end of 2009, and are steadily climbing. If you re passionate about writing and using new technology to market yourself and your work, this book will explain how you can do what you love and increase your earning potential. Start off with understanding what an eBook is and the differences between traditional and digital publishing, and the benefits involved. You will identify and learn the details of more than 15 eReaders, including the three top-selling: Kindle, Nook, and Sony Reader. You will employ the basics of analyzing your audience, brainstorming, writing, editing, and marketing according to the type of eReader. You will learn the process of getting your book published, how to change or alter the format or style of your book to match the necessities of the eReader, and how to optimize the format of any text for e-reading. We spent dozens of hours interviewing writers who are experts in the art of digital publishing to provide a complete overview of everything you need to know about publishing your eBook. Not only will you learn how to upload your work through an eReader, you will also hone your writing skills with tips, writing exercises, and writing resources. You will learn how to target your book to the right demographic and what you can do to promote your book in online inventories. You will learn the basics of viral marketing promotion, SEO, and building a business with digital publications. You will learn how to work with your eReader to produce innovative content, and you will learn how to monitor for updates to the electronic publishing industry. No matter what your goals are, you can start publishing from your home with eReader technology

The Complete Guide to Writing Effective College Applications Essays

Even if there were some fully accredited Fantasy U that promised never to have written assignments (keep dreaming, dear reader), just to get into that ...

Author: Kathy Hahn

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781620231197

Category: Study Aids

Page: 288

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Applying to college can be one of the most stressful times in a student's life. Not only are you faced with the task of finding the perfect school for you, but you also have to find scholarships to be able to go to the school you want. These two intertwining obstacles require a lengthy application and a seemingly perfect essay. The essay is crucial to demonstrate your values, creativity, and depth of knowledge, and the writing is important because it reflects your power of persuasion, organizational skills, and style. This newly revised book will teach you how to write effective applications and essays for college admissions and scholarships, helping shoulder some of the weight of applying. The second edition of The Complete Guide to Writing Effective College Applications and Essays has been updated to provide you with all the tools you need to complete your application and write a winning essay. You will learn how to choose a topic, keep your focus narrow and personal, edit and revise your work, tweak your essays to use them on various applications, choose your tone and structure, avoid common pitfalls, overcome writer's block, and make your application stand out from the rest. Additionally, you will learn strategies for getting started, requirements for application, critical writing tips, and what committees look for in an applicant. This book also has a catalogue of websites with scholarship opportunities, sample essays and essay questions, and even examples of the essays specific colleges use. You will find those samples on the companion CD-ROM, along with writing tips and additional resources. Admissions officers have chimed in with their expertise to provide insider information on how to compose impressive applications and essays for admissions and scholarships. Whether you are a high school freshman seeking a head start or a senior hoping to glean some last minute tips, this book is your answer.

The Complete Guide to Writing Paranormal Novels

One of the most prevalent forms of fantasy masquerading as romances, mysteries, general fiction and urban fantasy, this guide has tips and topics specific to writing a variety of paranormal novels"-- Back cover.

Author: Kim Richards

Publisher:

ISBN: 1897492413

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 406

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Friendly. Useful. Current. Written by a collection of well-known authors for new authors, The Complete Guide to Writing Paranormal Novels: Volume 1 covers a wide range of topics necessary for building your first paranormal novel. Paranormal novels are found in all sections of the fiction bookstore. One of the most prevalent forms of fantasy masquerading as romances, mysteries, general fiction and urban fantasy, this guide has tips and topics specific to writing a variety of paranormal novels. With chapters on: Angels & Benevolent Spirits Yes, Virginia, There are Ghosts Fae, Fey, Faery, Fairy-A Quick Glance into the Abyss A Map to the Charted "Unknown" Love, Romance, Sex and... 'Tis A Mystery World-building Self-Editing: Have fun with It How to Win Agents and Influence Editors Dropped Eyes and Unattached Tentacles Were, Oh Were Vampires Lesser Creatures of the Paranormal Writing for Children and Young Adults It's Time to Travel Marketing for Writers A Hard, Honest Look at Critiquing Critique Groups: Another Experience A League of Extraordinary Characters This guide will provide a solid path to completing that first novel by offering detailed help and reference material to get you writing.

The Complete Guide to Writing Science Fiction Volume 1

A comprehensive guide and reference for new and seasoned Science Fiction writers, this is the first volume in a new series.

Author: David A. Law

Publisher:

ISBN: 1896944396

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 311

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A comprehensive guide and reference for new and seasoned Science Fiction writers, this is the first volume in a new series. The Complete Guide to Writing Science Fiction: Volume One begins with a warning for new science fiction writers about the pitfalls and clichs that often plague a first science fiction story and finishes with practical information on how to present, sell and promote a finished novel and what to prepare for once the writer has achieved success. Topics in the guide range from the history of SF to alien creation, world building, space travel, and future medicine. Contributors include: Michele Acker, Jeanne Allen, Piers Anthony, Milena Benini, Orson Scott Card, Ian Irvine and Wil McCarthy.

Get Started in Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy

YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE TO WRITING AWESOME AND AMAZING FICTION FROM ANOTHER DIMENSION. This is an authoritative and engaging introduction to writing science fiction and fantasy for the complete beginner.

Author: Adam Roberts

Publisher: Teach Yourself

ISBN: 1444795651

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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" ?This is an authoritative and engaging introduction to writing science fiction and fantasy for the complete beginner. This book provides all the information, guidance, and advice you need to write great science fiction to captivate your readers. It will help you understand how the genre works, the big dos and don?ts - as well as giving you the inspiration and motivation you actually need to write. Written by a leading Science Fiction novelist and a Professor in Creative Writing at the University of London - you?ll discover how to let your creativity flow, create incredible worlds, and get your novel finished.? "

So Say We All

He has also contributed essays to The Complete Guide to Writing Fantasy, The Fantasy Writer's Companion, and BenBella Books's Farscape Forever: Sex, drugs, ...

Author: Richard Hatch

Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9781932100945

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 264

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The science-fiction television series Battlestar Galactica is known for raising thought-provoking questions concerning martial law, artificial intelligence, power and corruption, and ultimately what it means to be human. What ethical complexities come into play when one mistake could mean the anihilation of the human race? How do you maintain faith in the Gods when you're involved in an Armageddon of your own creation? What is the distinction between a terrorist and a freedom fighter? These questions are given an intelligent and insightful examination in this engaging collection of essays.

The Complete Guide to Writing a Successful Screenplay

Everything You Need to Know to Write and Sell a Winning Script Melissa Samaroo ... such as Army of Darkness, which skews the sci-fi and fantasy genres, ...

Author: Melissa Samaroo

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781601386076

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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The Complete Guide to Writing A Successful Screenplay outlines time saving tools to hone your writing, so you can attract Hollywood agents and producers. You will discover how to create (and stick to) a timeline and deadline, whether writing your screenplay is a full- or part-time job. Writing and pitching a screenplay is nothing like writing a novel, and this book presents screenplay-specific information vital for any aspiring film writer. This book discusses how to write great openings and endings the vital elements of a successful screenplay (and eventually movie) and how to create characters that grow and evolve as the plot thickens. One of the hardest parts of writing a screenplay is developing a solid dialogue, and this book takes you through, step-by-step, how to fine-tune your characters dialogue so it is not only believable but also well-written. Once your script is polished and perfect, you will need to pitch it to the public, and this book shows you how. You will grasp how to write a compelling query letter that is specifically geared to what agents are looking for, so your chances of getting represented are increased. Veteran screenwriters, television and film producers, agents, and directors have been interviewed for this book, and their experiences are showcased here, giving you their insider secrets on how to best write and sell your script. This book also contains an extensive resource section of production companies that are eager to receive and package your script, including the genre they are looking for, so you know exactly who to contact. If you are eager to jump into Hollywood as the next big thing in screenwriting, The Complete Guide to Writing A Successful Screenplay will help you get there. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.

The Complete Guide To Writing Your Dissertation

I am not advocating here some 'corrective' programme that turnsyou into somedeluded fantasy of anideal student:even if thatwere desirable (andI think ...

Author: Steve Ball

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781848036949

Category: Reference

Page: 160

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If you are studying at undergraduate or masters level it's likely that you will have to write a dissertation, critical essay or project report before you can graduate. Unfortunately, many good pieces of student research and inquiry are devalued - and sometimes even fail - because they are badly planned, structured or written. Make all that hard work count! This new guide looks directly at the processes, techniques and objectives of writing the dissertation itself. It covers longer term aspects - such as planning, scheduling, structuring - and more immediate ones - such as style, detail and managing the length. - Learn how to understand and decode the academic language of research questions, learning outcomes, objectives and assessment criteria, and translate them into the right form of words. - Discover how to maintain that essential focus on your objectives and research question or hypothesis, and their connection to your discussion and eventual conclusions. - Develop a schedule, identifying the tasks and milestones that will keep you on track, and update the plan as you go. - Find a style and structure that will help shape your writing to satisfy the examiners. - Manage the overall length and chapter lengths, and learn how to cut excess content and avoid repetition. - Master the technicalities of dissertation writing, such as methodologies, literature reviews, note systems, referencing...- Learn to how to transform an adequate dissertation into a good one by attending to fluency and detail - grammar, accuracy, consistency, punctuation - and the controlled use of aids such as spellcheckers and style checkers. - Avoid plagiarism and other evils. How can you avoid falling into cheating, either by accident or by carelessness under pressure? With examples and self-checking exercises to help you to stay on the right track, this essential guide will also serve as a valuable aid to all types of academic writing.

The Complete Guide to Writing Fiction

Obviously , every writer's fantasy is to be signed on by an agent with clout who can negotiate a big money deal at the best publishing house .

Author: Barnaby Conrad

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: STANFORD:36105034387022

Category: Reference

Page: 309

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A complete and concise guide to writing and selling long and short fiction, including outlining, narrative writing, details, description, pacing, and action.

The Ultimate Guide to Book Marketing

A complete guide to book marketing, from covers and blurbs to launching.

Author: Nicholas Erik

Publisher: Watchfire Press

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

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A complete guide to book marketing, from covers and blurbs to launching. Topics covered include: -how to get an effective cover -how to write an effective blurb -how the various retailers help you sell more books -how to launch your book...and more.

CHIMERAWORLD 2

She's also a contributing author for a non-fiction book titled, The Complete Guide to Writing Fantasy, which has been called by Science Fiction and Fantasy ...

Author: Mike Philbin

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781411648364

Category: Horror tales, American

Page: 157

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Still reeling from the nightmare excesses of CHIMERAWORLD #1? Relax a while and enjoy the ambient tones of sadness, depression, degradation and utter hopelessness of CHIMERAWORLD #2. Twenty three of the most mentally corrosive stories from twenty three of the most innovative authors ever assembled in one collection. Stories from Steve Lockley & Paul Lewis, Brian W Keen, Kurt Newton, Dustin LaValley, David L Tamarin, Derek Gunn, Michele Acker, Anthony Cain, William D. Carl, Glen Alan Hamilton, Quentin S Crisp, J. M. Heluk, Charles Richard Laing, Ken Goldman, Nicholas Alan Tillemans, Suzanne Church, Eric Shapiro, Tony Richards, Karen James, John Meany, Andrew Zimmerman Jones, Richard Lee and Destiny West.

Plunkett s Entertainment Media Industry Almanac 2006 The Only Complete Guide to the Technologies and Companies Changing the Way the World Shares En

National Writers Union (NWU) 113 University Pl., 6th Fl. New York, ... Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. (SFWA) P.O. Box 877 ...

Author: Jack W. Plunkett

Publisher: Plunkett Research, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781593920517

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 554

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The electronic age is bringing sweeping changes to entertainment and media of all kinds, including publishing, broadcasting and film. Multimedia, the Internet and other digital media outlets for entertainment and information are being refined at a rapid rate. Media giants are merging and making big acquisitions. This book covers these exciting developments and provides profiles on hundreds of leading firms in film, radio, television, cable, new media, and publishing of all types including books, magazines and newspapers. It contains thousands of contacts for business and industry leaders, industry associations, Internet sites and other resources. You'll get in-depth profiles of nearly 400 of the world's top Entertainment & Media firms: our own unique list of companies that are the leaders in this field. Here you'll find complete profiles of the hot companies that are making news today, the largest, most successful corporations in all facets of the Entertainment and Media Business, from broadcasters to film production companies, casino operators to theme park companies, publishers of books and magazines to video game designers, and much more. Our corporate profiles include executive contacts, growth plans, financial records, address, phone, fax and much more. This innovative book offers unique information, all indexed and cross-indexed more for each firm! Our industry analysis section provides an exceptional discussion of business and market trends. The book includes statistical tables covering revenues for several industry sectors. Purchasers of either the book or PDF version can receive a free copy of the company profiles database on CD-ROM, enabling key word search and export of key data.

Betrayal

... The Complete Guide to Writing Fantasy, and The Complete Guide to Writing Science ... She has sold articles to The Writer Magazine, Writing-World.com and ...

Author: Michele Acker

Publisher: Damnation Books

ISBN: 9781615720576

Category: Fiction

Page: 335

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Sorea, a sword-for-hire, is desperately trying to survive in a man's world. With the brutal murder of her family, and the kidnapping of her nieces, she and her devoted partner Daryn struggle to find a way to defeat the evil Sorceress responsible: one whose power is so strong her enemies can do little to stop her. The stakes are higher than just the lives of a few children, however, as the Sorceress Valina readies a spell that will render all women barren. The two mercenaries face difficult choices as they seek to locate a mysterious weapon, the only thing capable of destroying both the Sorceress and the evil dominion she rules. However, unknown to Valina, trouble brews inside her empire and her eventual downfall may well come from within her own ranks.

The Complete Guide to Writer s Groups Conferences and Workshops

Poet's House Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers 72 Spring Street of America , Inc. ( SFWA ) New York , NY 10012 Five Winding Brook Drive , #B ( 212 ) ...

Author: Eileen Malone

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015037758151

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 245

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Describes writers' organizations and gatherings, looks at the kinds of support available, and includes tips on starting one's own writers' group