Xlibris Writing Tips| Tips and Examples of Opening Lines

by Thomas McKinley

Xlibris Writing Tips| Tips and Examples of 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 Reviews| A Net of Dawn and Bones

by Thomas McKinley

Xlibris Reviews| A Net of Dawn and Bone

Urban Fantasy, the genre where elements of the everyday and the fantastical interact and even clash, has experienced somewhat of an oversaturation of late. With some exceptions, a majority of urban fantasy has a tendency towards feeling the same. Such genre pieces as ‘vampire ran nightclubs’ or ‘werewolf street gangs’ have a bad habit of […]

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Xlibris Writing Tips| Forgotten Fiction: William Hope Hodgson

by Thomas McKinley

Forgotten Treasures- William Hope Hodgson

Xlibris Publishing embarks upon a series of blog entries, exploring obscure and near forgotten works of science-fiction, fantasy, and horror. The aim of this series is to raise awareness of past authors and forays into the above genres. In some cases the authors and works of the past have influenced the authors and works of […]

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Xlibris Writing Tips| 5 Tips for Writing Horror Pt. 2

by Ian Smith

Xlibris Writing Tips| 5 Tips for Writing Horror

Xlibris Publishing returns with the rest of 5 Tips for Writing Horror.   The Inevitable This is what truly differentiates horror stories from the genres of fantasy or science-fiction. While horror might use the supernatural or science gone wrong to explain the origins of the monster or killer computer, they are not the source of horror. […]

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