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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Xlibris Writing Tips| 5 Tips for Writing Horror

by Ian Smith

Xlibris Writing Tips| 5 Tips for Writing Horror

Halloween is right around the corner, and with that in mind Xlibris Writing Tips is going to focus on the Horror Genre.   The Horror Genre holds an interesting place in media. Alongside roller-coaster rides, it is something sought out and praised for its ability to chill and frighten. The found-footage haunted house movie, Paranormal […]

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Xlibris Writing Tips| 4 Classic Monsters

by Ian Smith

Xlibris Writing Tips| 4 Classic Monsters

Monsters. Nightmares. The things that go bump in the night. Humanity has had a love-hate relationship with the idea of monsters since the dawn of time. Despite, or due to, being figures of dread we are constantly fascinated by such things as Vampires, Werewolves, and other nasty creatures. Countless films, graphic novels, shows, and books […]

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Xlibris Writing Tips| 4 Tips for Keeping Consistency in Fantasy

by Ian Smith

Xlibris Writing Tips| 4 Tips for Keeping Consistency in Fantasy

When writing in the Fantasy Genre, and to a larger extent any genre, maintaining consistency is vital. Lack of consistency can kill a fantasy story. When you write fantasy you are asking the reader to suspend their disbelief and accept a world, a universe of your creation, one that might be completely foreign to the […]

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