Xlibris Writing Tips| Military Fiction

by Maricel Alcantara

 
Writing Military Fiction

 War is one of the great philosophical conundrums of the human experience. While resorting to war is often loathed, it has not stopped writers and filmmakers from creating great works of story and study about or involving war. War itself has been reviled, though there are many stories, fictional and historical, about human bravery, brilliance, […]

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Xlibris Writing Tips| Action Scenes Pt 2

by Maricel Alcantara

 
Xlibris Writing Tips| Action Scenes

 Xlibris Publishing returns to Action Scenes with part 2.   Brevity With some exceptions, it is often recommended you do not bog down your reader with details in an action scene. There can be a serious verbal disconnect if you describe what should be a high-speed chase or an intense fight with too much detail. […]

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Xlibris Writing Tips| Action Scenes

by Maricel Alcantara

 
Xlibris Writing Tips| Action Scenes

 Action scenes refer specifically to scenes or sequences dominated by physically demanding actions and manoeuvres. You can find action scenes, whether epic duels, gruelling fistfights, harrowing chases, or others, in almost any genre. Action has been found to be appreciated by both male and female readers, of varying ages. There is a reason people enjoy […]

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Xlibris Writing Tips| Consistency in Fantasy

by Maricel Alcantara

 
Xlibris Writing Tips| Consistency in Fantasy

 When writing in the Fantasy Genre, and to a larger extent any genre, maintaining consistency is vital. Lack of consistency can kill a fantasy story. When you write fantasy you are asking the reader to suspend their disbelief and accept a world, a universe of your creation, one that might be completely foreign to the […]

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Xlibris Writing Tips| Resources for Authors IV- Myths

by Maricel Alcantara

 
Resources for Authors: Myths

 Resources for Authors returns with an entry of recommendations about mythology. Wherever there are people there are stories, and the oldest of these stories have become myth and legend. Whether it is the Twelve Labors of Hercules from Greece, the tales of Coyote the Trickster in North America, or the adventures of Momotarō from Japan, […]

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