Write Fantasy Fiction in 5 Simple Steps [NOOK Book]

Overview

Fantasy is a fun genre to read and write because you can create new worlds, people who have magical powers, and animals with remarkable qualities. If you enjoy stories about wizards and witches, traveling through time, talking animals, fairies, and trolls, then fantasy is the perfect way to express yourself. In WRITE FANTASY FICTION IN 5 SIMPLE STEPS, author Laura Lee McKay shows aspiring writers how to craft an exciting fantasy.
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Write Fantasy Fiction in 5 Simple Steps

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Overview

Fantasy is a fun genre to read and write because you can create new worlds, people who have magical powers, and animals with remarkable qualities. If you enjoy stories about wizards and witches, traveling through time, talking animals, fairies, and trolls, then fantasy is the perfect way to express yourself. In WRITE FANTASY FICTION IN 5 SIMPLE STEPS, author Laura Lee McKay shows aspiring writers how to craft an exciting fantasy.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Vicki Foote
For children who want to learn to write a fantasy, this book provides direction and clear explanations. Five chapters, beginning with "Start with an Idea," give explanations and suggestions for beginning the story and carrying it to the finish. Comparisons and examples are prolific, using works from authors such as J. K. Rowling, Rick Riordan and Markus Zusak. There is a comprehensive list of the more famous fantasy books that are recommended for reading. The second chapter, about gathering story elements, discusses developing characters, undertaking research, and considering the kind of quest and time period that the writer would like to feature. The third step, organizing the story, explores using first or third person narrative, and writing the progression or outline of the story. Step four is about essentials of writing the story, and includes suggestions about showing versus telling, active versus passive, writing dialogue, and editing. The final chapter offers helpful ideas about what do with the finished story, such as using the Internet to find writing contests, trying self-publishing, getting an agent, and obtaining feedback from others. Chapter notes, a table of contents, a glossary, books, Internet addresses, and an index are included. A book key shows illustrations and labels that identify items throughout the book, such as writer's block and fun facts. Part of the nonfiction series, "Creative Writing in 5 Easy Steps," this text is a clearly written, concise yet comprehensive guide which should be helpful and inspiring to young writers. Reviewer: Vicki Foote
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781464510052
  • Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/2013
  • Series: Creative Writing in 5 Simple Steps
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 415,878
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

1 Start With an Idea 5

2 Gather Story Elements 13

3 Organize Your Story 19

4 Write the Story 26

5 What to do With Your Finished Story 36

Chapter Notes 42

Glossary 44

Further Reading Books and Internet Addresses 46

Index 48

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  • Posted December 27, 2013

    Recomended

    I found the book very interesting. I am not an accomplished writer in the general sense of the definition. However I have started to make an attempt at writing a book.
    The author is obviously well read but I found for me, too many examples from other authors, they felt more like book reviews. (maybe I need to go over it again ??) I found myself glazing over those section looking for the meat of the material which I was digging for.
    The book is easy to read and well laid out. It helped me to understand some things which I was struggling with such as grammar and 1st person and third person narration, as well as other tid bits.
    I certainly recommend this book to anyone contemplating writting.

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