Xlibris Writing Tips| J.R.R. Tolkien- The Lord of Fantasy

by Ian Smith

Xlibris Writing Tips| J.R.R. Tolkien- The Lord of Fantasy

It cannot be understated, the role some writers and authors have in shaping entire genres as we know and read them today. In the case of fantasy, much of what we recognize, for good or for ill, is owed to J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit and other works. Other […]

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Xlibris Writing Tips| 6 Medieval Misconceptions Pt. 2

by Ian Smith

Xlibris Writing Tips| 6 Medieval Misconceptions

Xlibris Publishing returns with the rest of 6 Medieval Misconceptions.     ‘Knightly Chivalry’ While documentation may exist establishing knightly codes of chivalry (with likely variations), there is little historical evidence to suggest that the majority of knights actually adhered to them. A knight’s best source of income and reputation was combat, whether from war […]

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Xlibris Writing Tips| 6 Medieval Misconceptions

by Ian Smith

Xlibris Writing Tips| 6 Medieval Misconceptions

Whether writing historical fiction, a tale of time travel, or medieval fantasy, there are many myths about medieval times that have been grossly propagated over the decades. In this Writing Tips article, Xlibris Publishing addresses 6 Medieval Misconceptions, to better educate you for when you write a story within a medieval setting.   The ‘Dark […]

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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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