Xlibris Writing Tips- 5 Tips for Writing Urban Fantasy Pt 2

by Ian Smith

Xlibris Writing Tips- 5 Tips for Writing Urban Fantasy

Xlibris Publishing returns with 5 Tips for Writing Urban Fantasy.   In the previous entry, we talked about the value of research and the key characteristic of an urban fantasy protagonist, Tips 1 and 2. We continue with:   Tip #3- It takes a City A key aspect of Urban Fantasy is of course, the […]

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Xlibris Writing Tips- 5 Tips for Writing Urban Fantasy

by Maricel Alcantara

Xlibris Writing Tips- 5 Tips for Writing Urban Fantasy

Xlibris Publishing shares 5 Tips for Writing Urban Fantasy.   A fairly recent sub-genre, Urban Fantasy combines many elements of fiction to produce stories blending together the fantastic with the recognizable mundane. Neil Gaiman, Jim Butcher, and Kate Griffin are but some of the more recognizable names of the relatively young but still growing sub-genre. […]

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Xlibris Writing Tips| 6 Resources for Writing About Myths

by Maricel Alcantara

Xlibris Writing Tips| 6 Resources for Writing About Myths

Wherever there are people there are stories, and the oldest of these stories have become myth and legend. Whether it is the Twelve Labors of Hercules from Greece, the tales of Coyote the Trickster in North America, or the adventures of Momotarō from Japan, myths have long been part of peoples’ cultural heritage and a […]

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Xlibris Writing Tips| 6 Resources for Writing Dinosaurs

by Maricel Alcantara

In a previous Writing Tips blog entry, Xlibris shared 6 Tips for Writing Dinosaurs. The first of those tips was “Do the Research,” the bread and butter for any writer. And there is a great deal of research needed if you want to write about dinosaurs in any capacity, whether fiction or nonfiction. Like any […]

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Xlibris Writing Tips| 3 Tips for Writing Military Fiction Pt 2

by Maricel Alcantara

Xlibris Writing Tips| 3 Tips for Writing Military Fiction

Xlibris Publishing returns with part 2 of 3 Tips for Writing Military Fiction.   Tip #2- Perspective Perspective is important to consider when writing military fiction. From whose perspective are you writing from? The viewpoint and experiences of soldiers on the ground can be very different from those of a general in headquarters, or from a […]

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