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Title: THE FANTASY FICTION FORMULA
By: Deborah Chester
Format: Paperback

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ISBN 10: 0719097061
ISBN 13: 9780719097065
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Publisher: MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY PRESS
Pub. date: 1 January, 2016
Pages: 336
Description: A guide to the nuts and bolts of fantasy writing that illustrates techniques with examples drawn from published fantasy fiction and offers plentiful drills and exercises to help students hone their writing skills. -- .
Synopsis: There's more to writing a successful fantasy story than building a unique world or inventing a new type of magic. From the writing of strong, action-packed scenes to the creation of dynamic, multi-dimensional characters, fantasy author Deborah Chester guides novices and intermediate writers through a step-by-step process of story construction. Whether offering tips on how to test a plot premise or survive what she calls the dark dismal middle, Chester shares the techniques she uses in writing her own novels. Examples drawn from both traditional and urban fantasy illustrate her nuts-and-bolts approach to elemental story design.With a foreword by New York Times best-selling author Jim Butcher, who studied writing in Chester's classes at the University of Oklahoma, The fantasy fiction formula delivers a practical, proven approach to writing fantasy like a pro. -- .
Illustrations: Line drawings, black & white
Publication: UK
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Returns: Returnable
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