posted on Jan, 11 2010 @ 02:52 PM
reply to post by tothetenthpower
I found a few interesting links and a book suggestion.
This is of course myself only trying to assist everyone.
I have seen many talented people post some beautiful stories.
Thousands of Fantasy Names (Australia Website)
Fantasy Worldbuilding Resources
Historical Clothing Realm
How to Write Killer
Fiction: The Funhouse of Mystery & the Roller Coaster of Suspense
Booklist : Amazon Review :
*Starred Review* Here, for writers itching to get started (but not quite sure how), is one of the most useful recent guides to crafting words into
The author, whose mystery fiction has won a handful of awards, customizes her guide for writers of detective fiction and suspense (although her
discussions of plotting and character creation will be valuable to all would-be scribblers, regardless of their chosen genre).
Wheat begins with an insightful discussion of the distinction between mystery and suspense--each plays to a different part of the reader's
imagination and expectations--and then devotes a section to each genre.
She offers up plenty of useful tips, such as how to dispense vital information in subtle ways and how to plant clues without being too obvious about
Where the book really scores, however, is in Wheat's demonstration of how to construct a novel as a series of arcs, each designed to take the reader
gracefully to a certain point in the story.
While covering similar territory, the sections on mystery and suspense approach the material from slightly different angles.
The final section, on the writing process, provides a nuts-and-bolts discussion of such fundamentals as outlining, revising, and finding the right
voice for your story.
There are almost as many writer's guides on the market as there are struggling writers, but this one is indispensable.
Copyright © American Library Association.
I have the above book, and while I bought it, you might find it in the library.
No, these are not necessarily only for you, some of them are for me as well.
I just do not want anyone's feelings hurt because I know even I need assistance, sometimes.
I know I am a bit rusty on some of my Medieval, Fantasy, and Magic knowledge.
The Middle Ages, or "Dark Ages"
were one of my favorite parts of history.
The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings got me into trouble as a teenager.
I have read each of J.R.R.Tolkein's masterpieces six times.
At age twelve, thirteen, and fourteen the school library had to force me to wait more time between reading them each time, because of limited copies
I love reading.
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