Writing Magic

Want to learn how to make magic with your writing? Let bestselling author and fairy tale master Gail Carson Levine show you how. In Writing Magic, Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine shares her secrets.

Author: Gail Carson Levine

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 006236717X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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Bestselling author of Ella Enchanted and fairy-tale master Gail Carson Levine helps you make magic with your writing! In Writing Magic, Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine shares her tricks of the trade. She shows how you can get terrific ideas for stories, invent great beginnings and endings, write sparkling dialogue, develop memorable characters—and much, much more. She advises you about what to do when you feel stuck—and how to use helpful criticism. Best of all, she offers writing exercises that will set your imagination on fire. With humor, honesty, and wisdom, Gail Carson Levine shows you that you, too, can make magic with your writing.

The Magic of Writing

Owen Davies, a professor who specialises in writing about magic and its history,
says, in his introduction to Grimoires: A History of Magic Books (2009), that '
grimoires also exist because the very act of writing itself was imbued with occult
or ...

Author: Adrian May

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137607980

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The Magic of Writing

How to Write and Publish the Book that is Inside You Linda J. Falkner. may show
... If you are working in a professional field, be sure to consult the specific
publication manual that describes the writing style you must follow. TOPIC Before
 ...

Author: Linda J. Falkner

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595294350

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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How many times have you said, "I know I have a book inside me -- if only " Now you can finally fulfill your dream of becoming a published author. The Magic of Writing will show you how to bring your writing to life with easy step-by-step directions. You will learn how to overcome writer's block, avoid common beginner's mistakes, and edit effectively. You will develop the skills to formulate a plot, produce vibrant characters, and write a gripping story. This book also shows you how to write a professional paper for school or to advance your career. The Magic of Writing will teach you what you need to know to get published and sold on major book websites such as Amazon.com and Barnes & Nobles. Whether you have written a future best seller, or just a book about your life to share with your children and grandchildren, you too can become a published author.

Writing Is Magic Or Is It Using Mentor Texts to Develop the Writer s Craft

Using Mentor Text to Develop the Writer's Craft Mary McMackin, Jennifer M.
Bogard. • CCSS .ELA-Literacy .CCRA . ... He gradually moved from writing books
about magic tricks to stories with trick endings . In an interview, he explained, “
And ...

Author: Mary McMackin

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9781425814823

Category: Education

Page: 192

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Students must study what accomplished authors have written and practice the styles, approaches, or methods they employ in order to become proficient writers. The practical, standards-based book dives deeply into the genres of poetry, narrative fiction, narrative nonfiction, informative/explanatory, and opinion/argument. Using close reading of mentor texts, analysis of specific writing strategies in those texts, and the application of those strategies in the student's own writing, students will be equipped for any type of writing.

The Magic Words Writing Great Books for Children and Young Adults

Alas, there are no magic words that can transform any of us into great writers, or
turn our books instantly into beloved bestsellers. Speaking personally, I've found
writing a book on “how to write children's and young adult fiction” as humbling ...

Author: Cheryl Klein

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393292251

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

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This master class in writing children’s and young adult novels will teach you everything you need to know to write and publish a great book. The best children’s and young adult novels take readers on wonderful outward adventures and stirring inward journeys. In The Magic Words, editor Cheryl B. Klein guides writers on an enjoyable and practical-minded voyage of their own, from developing a saleable premise for a novel to finding a dream agent. She delves deep into the major elements of fiction—intention, character, plot, and voice—while addressing important topics like diversity, world-building, and the differences between middle-grade and YA novels. In addition, the book’s exercises, questions, and straightforward rules of thumb help writers apply these insights to their own creative works. With its generous tone and useful tools for story analysis and revision, The Magic Words is an essential handbook for writers of children’s and young adult fiction.

Reflections On the Magic of Writing

This collection of more than twenty-five critical essays, speeches, and biographical pieces chosen by Diana Wynne Jones before her death in 2011 is essential reading for the author's many fans and for students and teachers of the fantasy ...

Author: Diana Wynne Jones

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062219909

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 400

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This collection of more than twenty-five critical essays, speeches, and biographical pieces chosen by Diana Wynne Jones before her death in 2011 is essential reading for the author's many fans and for students and teachers of the fantasy genre and creative writing in general. The volume includes insightful literary criticism alongside autobiographical anecdotes, revelations about the origins of the author's books, and reflections about the life of an author and the value of writing for young people. Reflections features the author's final interview, a foreword by award-winning author Neil Gaiman, and an introduction by Charlie Butler, a senior lecturer in English at the University of West England in Bristol.

Writing about Magic

Do you write fantasy fiction? This book is a resource for authors. Crammed with information, tips, and plot ideas, it helps you create stories about magic and magicians which are believable and exciting.

Author: Rayne Hall

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1508830010

Category:

Page: 180

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Do you write fantasy fiction? This book is a resource for authors. Crammed with information, tips, and plot ideas, it helps you create stories about magic and magicians which are believable and exciting. Learn about power-raising, ritual, training, initiation, love spells, sex magic, costuming, equipment, correspondences, magical weapons, healing, protection, miracles, spells, amulets, talismans, curses, hexes, illusionists, charlatans, natural and ceremonial magic, witchcraft, shamanism, alchemy, necromancy, ethics, conflicts, secrecy and more. Draw up a psychological profile for your magician, invent fictional spells that work, avoid blunders, and create trouble for your characters.

Encyclopedia of religion

Scholars of many kinds have been writing about magic, its aims, its origins, its
methods, and its believed efficacy for centuries, even before the days of the
ancient Greeks. It seems sensible here not to attempt a historical survey about
magic ...

Author: Lindsay Jones

Publisher: MacMillan Reference Library

ISBN: UOM:39015059251515

Category: Religion

Page: 10

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Among Library Journal's picks of the most important reference works of the millennium - with the Encyclopedia Judaica and the New Catholic Encyclopedia - Mircea Eliade's Encyclopedia of Religion won the American Library Associations' Dartmouth Medal in 1988 and is widely regarded as the standard reference work in the field. This second edition, which is intended to reflect both changes in academia and in the world since 1987, includes almost all of the 2,750 original entries - many heavily updated - as well as approximately 600 entirely new articles. Preserving the best of Eliade's cross-cultural approach, while emphasizing religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture, this new edition is the definitive work in the field for the 21st century. An international team of scholars and contributors have reviewed, revised and added to every word of the classic work, making it relevant to the questions and interests of all researchers. The result is an essential purchase for libraries of all kinds.

The Mind of Chesterton

Years later , in 1913 , urged to do so by the insistence of Bernard Shaw , he was
to write a play - called Magic . It was a well constructed play , but it met only with a
moderate success and that no doubt mainly because of its subject , which was ...

Author: Christopher Hollis

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015032019492

Category:

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The Magic of Fiction

Students and educators will also benefit, with details about the crafts of writing and editing available in a single book.Whether you intend to self-publish or submit your manuscript to agents or publishers, use The Magic of Fiction to ...

Author: Beth Hill

Publisher:

ISBN: 0997177004

Category: Fiction

Page: 606

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Writing a novel can seem daunting, but it doesn't have to be. No matter where you are with your writing project--beginning the first draft, rewriting the fifth draft, or editing the final draft--help is available. The Magic of Fiction is a comprehensive guide for crafting fiction. It's the perfect resource for writers planning to self-publish, authors looking for an edge for manuscript submissions, and editors looking for a handbook on craft. Students and educators will also benefit, with details about the crafts of writing and editing available in a single book.Whether you intend to self-publish or submit your manuscript to agents or publishers, use The Magic of Fiction to master the ins and outs of writing and revision, create stronger early drafts, and edit your own stories.This guide addresses all aspects of editing and writing, from the mechanics to story issues to style concerns. In it you'll find--~ A comprehensive editing checklist~ Fixes for common writing mistakes~ Specifics for punctuation in dialogue~ Tips for putting setting to work for your fiction~ Suggestions for editing for the reader~ Help for writing to genre conventions~ Tips for word choices~ A guide for editing approaches and much more.Every fiction writer should be equipped to not only write well, but to rewrite and edit. There are books designed to help you write a novel, books to help you revise, and books to help you with the nitty-gritty of punctuation and grammar. The Magic of Fiction brings all those elements together in a single easy-to-digest resource for the writer looking for an edge in today's literary marketplace.The format of The Magic of Fiction helps you focus on what you need when you need it. Chapters provide detailed discussions of topics and end with "quick lists" to help you get straight to work on your own stories.Written by freelance fiction editor Beth Hill, The Magic of Fiction will help you produce high-quality fiction that will earn attention for all the right reasons.

The Year I Ate My Yard

Writing about real magic has been difficult to do. Every rough draft of this book
has had a chapter on magic, and at every step of the way that particular chapter
has always been picked out by my friends and associates as the one piece that ...

Author: Tony Kienitz

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924101905135

Category: Vegetable gardening

Page: 170

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Anybody Can Write

About Magic Aspiring writers come to my workshops wanting magic : an
Olabracadabra for getting words on paper , an open sesame for storytelling , a
secret formula for success in writing . I tell them , “ There is no magic . ” I do know
that ...

Author: Roberta Jean Bryant

Publisher:

ISBN: 0760731764

Category: Authorship

Page: 194

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Magic Unleashed

Avery, Alex and the others find themselves fighting to save White Haven, their friends, and their lives. If you love urban fantasy, magic, witchcraft, and a twist of romance, you’ll love Magic Unleashed.

Author: TJ Green

Publisher: Mountolive Publishing

ISBN: 9780995131361

Category: Fiction

Page: 296

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Old magic, new enemies. The danger never stops in White Haven. Avery and the White Haven witches have finally found their grimoires and defeated the Favershams, but their troubles are only just beginning. Something escaped from the spirit world when they battled beneath All Souls Church, and now it wants to stay, unleashing violence across Cornwall. On top of that, the magic they released when they broke the binding spell is attracting powerful creatures from the deep, creatures that need men to survive. And then there’s the Witches Council. Thirteen covens spread across Cornwall, and not all of them welcome the White Haven witches. Avery, Alex and the others find themselves fighting to save White Haven, their friends, and their lives. If you love urban fantasy, magic, witchcraft, and a twist of romance, you’ll love Magic Unleashed.

Foreshadow

Addressing these questions and many more are essays and discussions on craft and process by Nova Ren Suma and Emily X. R. Pan. This unique compilation reveals and celebrates the magic of reading and writing for young adults.

Author: Nova Ren Suma

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 9781643751238

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 352

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A BookPage Best Book of 2020, Young Adult Thirteen Short Stories from Bold New YA Voices & Writing Advice from YA Icons Created by New York Times bestselling authors Emily X. R. Pan and Nova Ren Suma, Foreshadow is so much more than a short story collection. A trove of unforgettable fiction makes up the beating heart of this book, and the accompanying essays offer an ode to young adult literature, as well as practical advice to writers. Featured in print for the first time, the thirteen stories anthologized here were originally released via the buzzed-about online platform Foreshadow. Ranging from contemporary romance to mind-bending fantasy, the Foreshadow stories showcase underrepresented voices and highlight the beauty and power of YA fiction. Each piece is selected and introduced by a YA luminary, among them Gayle Forman, Laurie Halse Anderson, Jason Reynolds, and Sabaa Tahir. What makes these memorable stories tick? What sparked them? How do authors build a world or refine a voice or weave in that deliciously creepy atmosphere to bring their writing to the next level? Addressing these questions and many more are essays and discussions on craft and process by Nova Ren Suma and Emily X. R. Pan. This unique compilation reveals and celebrates the magic of reading and writing for young adults.

Varieties of Magic Realism

What , lacking any other word , could be called a magical realism . US In 1949
Cuban writer Alejo Carpentier used the term “ lo real maravilloso ” ( “ marvelous (
or ' wondrous ' ] reality " ) on introducing his novel El reino de este mundo ( The ...

Author: Clark M. Zlotchew

Publisher: Academic Press Ene

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124068052

Category: Magic realism (Literature)

Page: 186

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A Collection of Essays for college courses such as: Magical Realism in Latin America. Spanish-American Fiction: XXth Century; Special Topics: Jorge Luis Borges and Sex and Magic in Latin American Literature. The term "magic realism" or "magical realism" has been bruited about with great frequency in the last half of the twentieth century, especially in reference to contemporary Latin American literature, yet it is not always clear exactly what is meant by this designation. In his introduction to this outstanding collection of essays, Dr. Clark Zlotchew attempts to elucidate the meaning and scope of the term by providing a historical overview of it, defining the literary modes often confused with it and offering some current opinions on what a definition of "magic realism" should or might be. The ten essays that follow present an analysis of works by writers such as Jorge Luis Borges, Carlos Fuentes, Julio Ricci, Antonio Brailovsky and Enrique Jaramillo Levi, in an attempt to illustrate the manner in which some Latin American authors create their own brand of "magic realism".

The Process of Magic

With the Process of Magic you'll learn exactly that and much more:* What the 11 principles of magic are and how they create your magical workings.* What the 8 types of magic workings are and how to customize them.* How to methodically ...

Author: Taylor Ellwood

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1720827303

Category:

Page: 316

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There are lots of books about magic, but how many of them actually explain how magic works or more importantly how to get a consistent result that meaningfully changes your life? The Process of Magic strips away the glamour and image of magic to focus on the reality of how real magic (magick) works and what you can do to customize your magical workings. Instead of relying on prescriptive spells and rituals, why not learn the fundamental mechanics of practical magic and design your own workings? With the Process of Magic you'll learn exactly that and much more: -What the 11 principles of magic are and how they create your magical workings. -What the 8 types of magic workings are and how to customize them. -How to methodically approach magic as a process that produces results. -How to troubleshoot and fix your magical workings. -How to get results that last. If you've ever gotten results that don't stick, or tried to do a working and come away feeling like nothing worked, then The Process of Magic will help you demystify magic and make it into a spiritual practice you can use to improve and enhance your life.

Remembered Magic

228 REMEMBERED MAGIC afraid of something , after all , so I tried writing about
it . It worked . ” He chuckled ruefully , and the hollow ring of his laughter sent a
shiver racing down her spine on tiny clawed feet . “ Boy , did it work . Somebody
at ...

Author: Marisa Carroll

Publisher:

ISBN: 037370268X

Category: Fiction

Page: 302

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Remembered Magic by Marisa Carroll released on May 25, 1987 is available now for purchase.

Writing at the Edge of the Universe

... and it has rehabilitated those with what you might call murky reputations , and
helped raise the reputations of phenomenal writers like Diana Wynne - Jones ,
because she ' s allegedly writing about magic and wizards and witches and
things ...

Author: Mark Williams

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015061448372

Category: CONFERENCE.

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WRITING AT THE EDGE OF THE UNIVERSE looks at New Zealand literature at a time when it is thriving as never before. For many years a marginal activity in a country where sheep and rugby concentrated the national vision, writing is now generously supported by the government, promoted with festivals, and showered with awards. Writers are made national treasures, their manuscripts acquired by libraries, their lives made the subjects of biographies. When our major writers die the whole nation mourns. This book celebrates the maturity that places writing at the centre rather than the outskirts of national life and marks the coming of age of New Zealand literature. But it also examines and questions the contentious issues about the state of our writing: the power of the creative writing programme, the globalising influence of the publishing industry and international styles, the directions of Maori writing, the place of nationalism in creative activity, the importance of state funding. It marks the broadening of the literary scene with examinations of children's writing and comics. Lively, various, contentious, considered - the essays in this book will deepen and extend the debates about our literary culture, provide considered information for teachers, students and writers, and enrich the production of that literature.