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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Xlibris Writing Tips| Misused Words

by Maricel Alcantara

 
Xlibris Writing Tips| Misused Words

There are certain terms and concepts that have been thrown around in the media that are heavily misused or applied, in ways contrary to actual meanings and definitions. There is a wide variety terms, concepts, and quotes that have been misused throughout written English. While there are far too many such words and phrases to […]

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