Xlibris Writing Tips| Opening Lines

by Maricel Alcantara

 
Xlibris Writing Tips| Opening Lines

It has been this writer’s experience, that when it comes to novels, fiction, or books of any stripe or subject-matter, the first sentence, the opening lines can be one of the most difficult yet natural things in world. There is a certain, unquantifiable importance so many writers place upon the Opening Lines. The writer’s capacity […]

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Xlibris Writing Tips| Vampires in Fiction Pt 2

by Maricel Alcantara

 
Xlibris Writing Tips| Vampires in Fiction

Xlibris Publishing returns to share writing tips on Vampires in Fiction.   Vampires with Limitations It is important to establish what limitations and weaknesses vampires in your setting have. This serves three purposes. Firstly it serves a narrative purpose, ensuring your vampires do not appear invincible and thus boring. Unless you are using a vampire […]

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Xlibris Writing Tips| Vampires in Fiction

by Maricel Alcantara

 
Xlibris Writing Tips| Vampires in Fiction

Xlibris Publishing shares some tips and advice for incorporating vampires into your writing.   Vampires have enjoyed a varied history in modern fiction. Though vampires have figured in human folklore since Antiquity, it is only after the likes of Bram Stoker and similar authors that vampires truly cemented a place in literature. Whether they are […]

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Xlibris Writing Tips| Fantasy Pt. 3

by Maricel Alcantara

 
Xlibris Writing Tips| Fantasy

Xlibris Publishing concludes it series on writing in the fantasy genre with this final installment.   Touchstones: When writing in the fantasy genre, there can be a strong temptation to completely leave the real world behind. After all, is not fantasy an escape from the trappings of normalcy? It can be tempting to write whole […]

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Xlibris Writing Tips| Fantasy Pt. 2

by Maricel Alcantara

 
Xlibris Writing Tips| Fantasy

Xlibris Publishing returns to share some advice and tips on writing in the Fantasy Genre.   Think Outside Box: while Tolkien popularized the images of graceful elves, unyielding dwarves, and flawed but valiant humans, do not be afraid to reinterpret classic fantasy ideas or even use whole new ideas. Do not be afraid to depict […]

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