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TO WRITE MAGICAL WORDS:
A Writer's Companion
Editor: Edmund R.
Contributors: David B. Coe, A.J. Hartley, Faith Hunter, Stuart Jaffe,
Misty Massey, C.E. Murphy
6"x 9" Trade Paperback; Retail $17.95
is the best idea for a writing book that I've ever seen. It's like
sitting in a room full of professional writers, and after each one
delivers a riff on one aspect of writing, the others weigh in to buttress,
amplify, refine, or add to what was said. It's an extended conversation
with writers who know what they're talking aboutand what matters
in writing fiction that really communicates with readers."
Orson Scott Card
of essays originally published on MagicalWords.net, a popular writing
blog with thousands of regular followers. Distilling three years worth
of helpful advice into a single, portable volume, it contains nearly 100
essays covering such wide-ranging topics as:
- Getting Started
. . . Again
- Creating Characters in Small Spaces
- Storytelling Tropes: Belief
- Binding Character and Narrative: Point of View
- Word Choice and Pacing
- Metaphors, Similes, and Analogies, Oh My . . .
- Writing Action Scenes
- The Beginning of the End
- Developing Your Internal Editor
- Artistic Choices and the Market
- Business Realities for the Writer
Many of these essays
are accompanied by comments and questions from the blog's readers, along
with the author's response, making this volume unique among how-to books
on any subject.
The core members of
Magical Words David B. Coe, A.J. Hartley, Faith Hunter, Stuart
Jaffe, Misty Massey, C.E. Murphy, and Edmund R. Schubert have experience
writing and editing fantasy, mysteries, thrillers, romance, science fiction,
non-fiction, and more. This group is uniquely qualified to cover the full
spectrum of writing-related issues. How To Write Magical Words: A Writer's
Companion is a book that belongs in the library of anyone interested
in the craft of writing, the business of writing, and the writing life.
. . . . .
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