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Writing the paranormal novel : techniques and exercises for weaving supernatural elements into your story

Author: Steven Harper
Publisher: Cincinnati, OH : Wrtier's Digest Books, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Writing a paranormal novel takes more than casting an alluring vampire or arming your hero with a magic wand. It takes an original idea, believable characters, a compelling plot, and surprising twists, not to mention great writing. This helpful guide gives you everything you need to successfully introduce supernatural elements into any story without shattering the believability of your fictional world or falling  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Harper, Steven.
Writing the Paranormal Novel : Techniques and Exercises for Weaving Supernatural Elements Into Your Story.
Cincinnati : F+W Media, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Harper
ISBN: 9781599633015 1599633019 9781599633091 1599633094
OCLC Number: 767501666
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: pt. I. Gathering the elements: the nature of the paranormal; elements and elementals; the paranormal at large; seeking the paranormal; the paradox of cliches --
pt. II. Summoning the characters: supernatural characters; magic and the super hero; keeping it real --
pt. III. Casting the words: thinking big and small: arc, plot, and subplot; fight scenes and flashbacks: how to handle paranormal pacing; language and dialogue; paranormal polish; the real challenges --
pt. IV. Banishing the book: the reality; destruction and creation.
Responsibility: Steven Harper.

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Writing a paranormal novel takes more than tossing in a sexy vampire or adding a magic wand. It takes an original idea, believable characters, a compelling plot, surprising twists, and great writing.  Read more...

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