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Maps Workshop — Developing the Fictional World through Mapping. Most of the books I’ve written have started with a map.

Maps Workshop — Developing the Fictional World through Mapping

How to write a Fantasy Novel. Part 1- How to write a main character.

How to write a Fantasy Novel.

First adjust your mind set; you are creating a fictional character, but you must go about it as if you are writing the life of a real person. This will allow you to develop a well-rounded character. The initial task is to decide on who your protagonist(main character) will be; is it female or male, how old, what will the character's occupation, etc. The Fantasy Fiction Formula. "Rob Parnell is the World's Foremost Writing Guru" - Writers Digest Best Writers' Site - Critters #1 Best Writers' Info Site 2010 - 2011 Writers!

The Fantasy Fiction Formula

Click here to get published free by Magellan Books. The Fantasy Fiction Formula Rob Parnell. 2. Writing Fantasy: Tools & Techniques. A.

2. Writing Fantasy: Tools & Techniques

World Building i. Tips/strategies ii. Place Name Generator - Generate Fantasy City, Country and Town Names! Jump down to the Generator If you have come here looking for a fictional place name, you have probably tried to come up with one and you know just how hard it is.

Place Name Generator - Generate Fantasy City, Country and Town Names!

To create a good interesting place name you will need time and a lot of investment, you probably do not want to spend hours just on a place name, you have a book to write or a game to make/play. This generator will hopefully help you on your way to finding the perfect place name for your book, game or what ever you are playing/working on. There have been millions of place names created throughout history for cities, countries and towns, some stand the test of time and others get changed or forgotten, by using this place name generator you should be able to find a suitable name which will be interesting and memorable.

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Fantasy Collection

W R I T E W O R L D. WRITERS HELPING WRITERS™ - Home of The Bookshelf MuseWRITERS HELPING WRITERS™ 25 Insights on Becoming a Better Writer. When George Plimpton asked Ernest Hemingway what the best training for an aspiring writer would be in a 1954 interview, Hem replied, “Let’s say that he should go out and hang himself because he finds that writing well is impossibly difficult.

25 Insights on Becoming a Better Writer

Then he should be cut down without mercy and forced by his own self to write as well as he can for the rest of his life. At least he will have the story of the hanging to commence with.” Today, writing well is more important than ever. Far from being the province of a select few as it was in Hemingway’s day, writing is a daily occupation for all of us — in email, on blogs, and through social media. It is also a primary means for documenting, communicating, and refining our ideas. Stephen King's Top 20 Rules for Writers. Image by the USO, via Flickr Commons In one of my favorite Stephen King interviews, for The Atlantic, he talks at length about the vital importance of a good opening line.

Stephen King's Top 20 Rules for Writers

“There are all sorts of theories,” he says, “it’s a tricky thing.” “But there’s one thing” he’s sure about: “An opening line should invite the reader to begin the story. It should say: Listen. Six Tips on Writing from John Steinbeck. Famous Advice on Writing: The Collected Wisdom of Great Writers. How to become a Wiccan or Witch. How to Become a Wiccan or Witch Being a Wiccan or Witch is generally not something you are born as or just wake up one morning and decide to become.

More often than not, you come across it by accident unless you were raised that way. Many find the philosophies of how Wicca and Witchcraft view nature are the same as the one's they currently hold. They just didn't know there was a specific belief system that shared the same views. Ancient Pagan History of the Goddess Worshipers. Well, no one knows what actually happened in the beginning or what our ancient ancestors believed, exactly.

Ancient Pagan History of the Goddess Worshipers

All we can honestly do is reconstruct a lineage using similarities in art, what writing remains, and archeological artifacts. What we can surmise is that at some point we, as humans, stopped being total savages and started paying attention to our divine inner Being. This is the point where the law of the jungle is transcended by rudimentary justice--that which seeks to keep the strong from getting over on the weak every time, though we still have a long way to go on that score. A very interesting book on that subject is The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind by Julian Jaynes. Welcome to Faeries and Enchantment.

The Sabbats of Wicca. Learn Wicca / Wicca 101 / Faerie Tradition Because witches honor nature, they have eight festivals, or Sabbats, that mark the year as it turns through its seasons.

The Sabbats of Wicca

The following is basic information about these Sabbats, and includes both standard Wiccan information as well as my personal Sabbat lore and experiences, in other words, what I perceive the Sabbats to be. Samhain happens near Halloween and is when the Wiccan year begins. My altar cloth is black, because we are in the time of year that is dark. On my altar is the harvest, our "dead Lord" whose life is in the crops and "sacrificed" when the crops are killed to become our food. Yule or winter solstice happens near December 21, which is the longest darkest night of the year. Witch. By Doreen Valiente Hear now the words of the witches, The secrets we hid in the night, When dark was our destiny’s pathway, That now we bring forth into the light.

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Mysterious water and fire, The earth and the wide-ranging air. By hidden quintessence we know them, And will and keep silent and dare. Blog » The Best Web Resources for Authors (Part 2) 50 of the Best Websites for Writers - StumbleUpon. The 10 Types of Writers’ Block (and How to Overcome Them) Beginner Novel Writer's Tips. A Writer’s Cheatsheet to Plot and Structure. A Simple Novel Outline – 9 questions for 25 chapters « H.E. Roulo. Just as every tree is different but still recognizably a tree, every story is different but contains elements that make it a story. By defining those before you begin you clarify the scope of your work, identify your themes, and create the story you meant to write. At Norwescon 2011 I sat in on a session called Outline Your Novel in 90-minutes led by Mark Teppo.

I’ll give you the brief, readable, synthesized version. Answer 9 questions and create 25 chapter titles and you’re there. How to Organize and Develop Ideas for Your Novel. What if you have so many ideas for your novel that the idea of an outline completely overwhelms you? It’s good writing practice to keep a notebook or paper close by so that you can jot down ideas for your story as they arise—but when the result is a growing pile of mismatched odds and ends, how do you organize those ideas into some sort of coherent outline that will guide your writing?

Or, conversely, what if you have a central idea for your story, but are unsure of where to go from there? Believe it or not, I’ve found the key to getting started from both of these situations can lie in the same simple method of creating scene cards. Say you’re in the first camp, the overwhelmed-by-random-ideas one. To begin with the scene card method, you’ll start by taking out that notebook or file folder filled with little scraps of paper. Sounds simple enough, right? So, I began asking myself these questions and writing possible answers on scene cards. Writing Fiction: How to Structure a Killer Novel Ending. There are more than a few writers and teachers out there, many of them orders of magnitude more famous than I am (not hard to do), who don’t like to compartmentalize or even attempt to define the sequential parts and essential milestones of a story’s plot structure.

Too formulaic, they say. Takes the fun and creativity out of it, they claim. A write-by-the-numbers strategy for hacks, a vocal few plead. When they do talk about how to write a book and, more specifically, story structure, they tend to dress it up with descriptions that are less engineering-speak in nature—“the hero’s journey” … “the inciting incident” … “the turn”—and are more appropriate to a lit class at Oxford.

Makes them sound—or more accurately, feel—more writerly. What’s interesting is that the stories these writers create, especially if they’re published, and especially the stories they use as examples in their teaching, follow pretty much the same structural paradigm. Thank God for screenwriters. WRITING TOOLS. Character Pyramid Tool (PDF) Visualize your character’s FLAWS & associated behaviors (for a deeper understanding of this tool, please reference The Negative Trait Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Flaws) Character Target Tool (PDF) Organize and group your character’s POSITIVE ATTRIBUTES by category: moral, achievement, interactive or identity (for a greater understanding of this tool, please reference The Positive Trait Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Attributes)

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Naming Your Novel. Write a Plot Outline: Infographic. Dos and Don'ts For Fantasy/Sci-Fi Writers. Backstory: The More You Know, The Less I Have To. Just in from teaching in Seattle and have NO VOICE. A Writer’s Cheatsheet to Plot and Structure. Damn it Neil, the name is Nuwanda. The Subplot - Not Second Place, but Side by Side.

How To Create An Intriguing Inciting Incident. Every single element between the first page and the very last page of a screenplay is arguably the most important, salable thing about it. Creating Stunning Character Arcs, Pt. 2: The Lie Your Character Believes. Creating Bitchy Characters: How to Write a Mean Character. How could one play a manipulative character? Kurt Vonnegut's 8 Tips on How to Write a Great Story. These Maps Show You How to Live, Not Just Where.

GeogSpace. World Factbook. 3 Ways to Develop a Character for a Story. Character Archetypes. Words to Describe Skin Color. Picture Prompts. Daily Writing Prompts. The Writer's Workshop Series. Sample Write a Paragraph about This Picture.pdf. Photo Prompts.

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The 10 Types of Writers' Block (and How to Overcome Them) How to turn a high concept idea into an actual story. How a Scene List Can Change Your Novel-Writing Life. Creatures. Conflict in Literature through the Ages. 5 situations where it's better to tell than show in your fiction. The Write Practice — The Online Writing Workbook. Common Themes in Literture. I Keep a Writer's Notebook alongside my Students. Do you?

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