The Complete Guide To Writing Fantasy, Volume Two~The Opus Magus

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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"

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781896944159
  • Publisher: Dragon Moon Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2003
  • Series: The Compete Guide Series
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Table of Contents

Myth Busting
Writing Short Stories and Novellas
Worldbuilding in Asian Cultures
Writing Fantasy for the Younger Reader
Incorporating Horror in Fantasy
Mixing Mystery with Fantasy
Incorporating Romance and Sex in Fantasy
Government and Social Structure for Fantasy Realms
Developing Alternative Magic Systems
Herbalism in Fantasy
Writing for RPG and Media Tie-Ins
Writing and Publishing the Arthurian Legends
Self-Editing
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  • Posted December 8, 2011

    Still Not Recommended

    This book was slightly more useful than the first guide, but still had a lot of faults. If you want to write for a younger audience or incorporate Asian culture into your fantasy, this is probably worth buying, but if you aren't, look elsewhere. I don't mean to sound like a snob, but these writers are mostly known, and their chapters here show why. Tina Morgan was called back from the first book (despite her many mistakes in spelling) to A) Tell you not to leave spelling mistakes in your writing, blithely leaving out that one of the errors she instructs you to correct is actually one she made in the first guide and to B) Tell you a whole bunch of things that were mostly in the first book (while this time only making one spelling error I caught). The section on including horror refers to it as H, as if the author was some back-alley drug dealer(I really didn't read it after that), the writer who did the section on mystery clearly showed she never read Sherlock Holmes, and I seriously question the Arthurian legend writer's claim to be an "Arthurian Scholar" when she suggests "A Knight's Tale" as a movie to anyone interested in writing that kind of book (I liked the movie, but it has nothing to do with anything). OK, the government and herbal sections seemed good, but as doubtful as it is that many of these authors have done any research into the information they provide, I really have to question the veracity of the information I got there.

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