Writing About Magic (Writing Craft, #5) [NOOK Book]

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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.

This book is part of the Writing Craft series (Writing Fight Scenes, ...

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Writing About Magic (Writing Craft, #5)

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Overview

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.

This book is part of the Writing Craft series (Writing Fight Scenes, Writing Scary Scenes, The Word-Loss Diet, Writing About Villains), and is especially useful for writers of high fantasy, urban fantasy and paranormal romance.

British English.

CONTENTS

1. MAGICIAN CHARACTERS
Personality Profile. Food for Thought. Assignment

2. MAGIC SYSTEMS
Pick a System. High Magic and Low Magic. Black Magic and White Magic. Ceremonial Magic. Natural Magic. Religious Magic. Alchemy. Traditional Witchcraft. Wiccan Witchcraft. Necromancy. Shamanism. Ancient Egyptian Magic. Folk Magic. Voodoo. Invent a System. Terms, Definitions, Spellings. Blunders to Avoid. Further Reading. Food For Thought. Assignment.

3. TRAINING AND INITIATION
Training Opportunities. School of Magic. Apprenticeship. Self-Study. Part-Time Study Informal Learning. Candidate Selection. The Daily Grind of Learning. Examples from Literature. Initiation. Blunders to Avoid. Food for Thought. Assignment.

4. RITUAL AND POWER-RAISING
Structure of the Ritual. Casting the Circle. Invocation. Altering the State of Consciousness. Raising Power. Speaking the Spell. Dismissing the Spirits. Closing the Circle. Grounding. Keeping Records. Resting. Fiction Ideas for Power-Raising. Blunders to Avoid. Food For Thought. Assignment.

5. LOCATION AND CIRCLE-CASTING
Choosing the venue. How to Cast the Circle. Choosing the Time. Plot Possibilities. Food for Thought. Assignment.

6. COSTUMING AND EQUIPMENT
What the Magician Wears. Equipment. Plot Possibilities. Further Reading Food for Thought. Assignment.

7. PHRASING THE SPELL
How to Write A Spell. Sample Spells. Further Reading. Food for Thought. Assignment.

8. CORRESPONDENCES
Using Charts. Correspondence Topics. List of Colour Correspondences. Further Reading. Food for Thought. Assignment.

9. LOVE SPELLS
Rituals. Clients. Conflicts. Does Your Magician Perform Love Spells? Conflict - Plot Possibilities. Consequences - Plot Possibilities. Further Reading. Food for Thought. Assignment.

10. SEX MAGIC
Power-Raising. Structure of the Ritual. Variations. Plot Possibilities. Further Reading. Assignment.

11. MAGICAL WEAPONS AND WARFARE
Material, Size and Shape. How it Works. Charging and Cleansing. Plot Possibilities. How to Defeat a Magician. Magic in Warfare. Assignment.

12. HEALING AND PROTECTION
Healing. Protection. Guarding Against Harmful Magic. Hexes and Curses. Protection Against Magical Attacks. Talismans and Amulets. Further Reading. Food for Thought. Assignment.

13. ETHICS, CONFLICTS, SECRECY
Ethics. Villainous Ethics. The Wiccan Rede. Secrecy. When Mages Make Mistakes - Plot Possibilities. Outer Conflict - Plot Possibilities. Inner Conflict - Plot Possibilities. Food for Thought. Assignment.

14. ILLUSTIONISTS AND CHARLATANS
Illusionists. What They Do. How It's Done. Psychological Profile of an Illusionist. Charlatans. Psychological Profile of a Charlatan. Religious Charlatans. Blurred Lines. Plot Possibilities. Assignment.

15. MAGIC IN THE FUTURE
Future Magic Scenarios. Food for Thought. Assignment.

16. FICTION SAMPLES
Short story 'By Your Own Free Will'.Excerpt from Storm Dancer.

FURTHER READING
Useful books for further research.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016789026
  • Publisher: Scimitar Press
  • Publication date: 5/17/2013
  • Series: Writing Craft , #5
  • Sold by: Draft2Digital
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 463,916
  • File size: 294 KB

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