Xlibris Writing Tips| Fantasy

by Maricel Alcantara

 
Xlibris Writing Tips| Fantasy

Following the release of the Lord of the Rings film trilogy and the Harry Potter book series, the fantasy genre enjoyed a resurgence of popularity and interest. Fantasy has a rich history in literature, going back to J.R.R Tolkien and beyond, to the present day onwards. It is a genre open to an unlimited number […]

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Xlibris Writing Tips| Comedy

by Maricel Alcantara

 
Xlibris Writing Tips| Comedy

Humor and laughter are balms for the soul. Many a times people have found their darkest days just that little bit more bearable following an honest laugh. Writing comedy can be one of the most rewarding and difficult tasks for an author. Comedy can and has served a variety of purposes in literature whether simply […]

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Xlibris Writing Tips| Writing Your Protagonist Pt 4

by Maricel Alcantara

 
Xlibris Writing Tips| Writing Your Protagonist

Xlibris Publishing concludes with part 4 of Writing Your Protagonist.   Motivations One of the most important questions you will have to ask yourself as you write, ‘what motivates your protagonist?’ The backbone of any character, especially your protagonist, is motivation. A poor motivation, one that is shallow or hard for readers to empathize, can […]

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Xlibris Writing Tips| Writing Your Protagonist Pt 3

by Maricel Alcantara

 
Xlibris Writing Tips| Writing Your Protagonist

Xlibris Publishing continues with part 3 of Writing Your Protagonist.     Compelling Of the many suggestions this series of entries, this is perhaps the most open to subjectivity and interpretation: Make your protagonist interesting. Something about the protagonist has too hook readers early in your story, has to make a reader interested enough in […]

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Xlibris Writing Tips| Writing Your Protagonist Pt 2

by Maricel Alcantara

 
Xlibris Writing Tips| Writing Your Protagonist

Xlibris Publishing returns with part 2 of Writing Your Protagonist.   Show, Don’t Tell This piece of advice comes in two parts. First, do not reveal everything about your protagonist in the beginning or early parts of your story. If the reader knows all there is to know about your protagonist, if there is not […]

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