Xlibris Writing Tips| Writing Your Protagonist

by Maricel Alcantara

 
Xlibris Writing Tips| Writing Your Protagonist

 One of the most central aspects of any story, no matter the genre or setting, is the protagonist. It is the protagonist’s journey that readers follow, wherever it may lead them. It is often the protagonist in whom the reader becomes invested and thus keeps reading… or not invested and thus puts the book down. […]

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Xlibris Writing Tips| The Stars Are Right: Writing Cosmic Horror

by Maricel Alcantara

 
Xlibris Writing Tips| The Stars Are Right: Writing Cosmic Horror

 Xlibris Publishing presents The Stars are Right: Writing Cosmic Horror some advice for authors with an interest writing in the cosmic horror genre.   The author Howard Philips Lovecraft, or H.P. Lovecraft, is widely remembered for two things. One, he was the founder and primary author of what is called the Cthulhu Mythos, a body of […]

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Xlibris Writing Tips| Fantasy Words

by Maricel Alcantara

 
Xlibris Writing Tips| Fantasy Words

 There is a freedom in writing fantasy fiction found in few other genres save for science-fiction. In both Fantasy and Science Fiction the author is free to create and wield terms and concepts nonexistent in modern usage, more so the former than the latter. But within that freedom lays a trap. Too often fantasy writers […]

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Xlibris Writing Tips| Writing Historical Fiction

by Maricel Alcantara

 
Xlibris Writing Tips| Writing Historical Fiction

 Historical Fiction is an interesting genre in books, combining narrative fiction with historical scholarship. Prominent historical fiction authors include Jeff Shaara, Bernard Cornwell, and Sharon Kay Penman. In historical fiction, authors narrate and bring to life historical events, personalities, and beliefs in ways beyond what is seen in textbooks. Like any other piece of fiction, […]

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