Writing Magic

Author: Gail Carson Levine
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062253552
Size: 19.32 MB
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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

Author: Linda J. Falkner
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9780595294350
Size: 19.60 MB
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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.

Magic And Writing Workshop

Author: Patricia Sánchez-Cutillas
Publisher: Babelcube Inc.
ISBN: 9781507106662
Size: 14.78 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This is a book about creative writing that relates literature with magic The magical moments of the day, the energy of the Moon goddesses and the Sun gods, the eternal return, the magical dates, even atmospheric phenomena, are elements that you can use to write, to create stories or to make them stronger. This book will teach you how to do this and it is dedicated to lovers of culture and to those of you who like magic in life and literature. And at the end of each theme there are writing suggestions that you can put into practice what you have learnt.

Writing About Magic

Author: Rayne Hall
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1508830010
Size: 14.46 MB
Format: PDF
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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.

Sometimes The Magic Works

Author: Terry Brooks
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 9780345463586
Size: 15.83 MB
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In 1977, the New York Times Trade Paperback Bestseller list—back then the exclusive province of self-help guides, cartoon collections, and any number of cat books—played host to its very first work of fiction: The Sword of Shannara, an epic quest through a mythical land, by first-time author Terry Brooks. Nineteen New York Times bestselling novels later, it would be easy enough to just say: “. . . and the rest is history.” But when it comes to quests, everyone knows that getting there is half the fun. Now, Terry Brooks tells the story of how he got there—from beginner to bestselling author—and shares his secrets for creating unusual, memorable fiction. Writing is writing, whether one’s setting is a magical universe or a suburban backyard. Spanning topics from the importance of daydreaming to the necessity of writing an outline, from the fine art of showing instead of merely telling to creating believable characters who make readers care what happens to them, Brooks draws upon his own experiences, hard lessons learned, and delightful discoveries made in creating the beloved Shannara and Magic Kingdom of Landover series, The Word and The Void trilogy, and the bestselling Star Wars novel The Phantom Menace. In addition to being a writing guide, Sometimes the Magic Works is Terry Brooks’s self-portrait of the artist. Here are sketches of his midwestern boyhood, when comic books, radio serials, and a vivid imagination launched a life long passion for weaving tales of wonder; recollections of the fateful collaboration with legendary editor Lester del Rey that changed not only the author’s life but the course of publishing history; and an eye-opening look at the ups and downs of dealing with Hollywood, as a writer of official novels based on major movies by both Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. “If you don’t think there is magic in writing, you probably won’t write anything magical,” says Terry Brooks. This book offers a rare and wonderful opportunity to peer into the mind of (and learn a trick or two from) one of fantasy fiction’s preeminent magicians.

The Magic Words Writing Great Books For Children And Young Adults

Author: Cheryl Klein
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393292251
Size: 13.62 MB
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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.