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The Fantasy Fiction Formula

There’s more to writing a successful fantasy story than building a unique world or inventing a new type of magic.

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The Emotional Craft of Fiction: How to Write with Emotional Power, Develop Achingly Real Characters, Move Your Readers, and Create Riveting Moral Stakes

Whenever I go away I always take a writing guide with me to read.

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The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England: A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century

If there is one book you need to buy for writing a historical fiction novel set in medieval times, it's this one!

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1000 Strong Verbs for  Fiction  Writers

While writing a scene this morning I was about to have my character 'walk' when I remembered I had a copy of Valerie Howard's 1000 Strong Verbs for  Fiction  Writers.

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45 Master Characters

45 Master Characters By Victoria Lynn Schmidt is one of the best books on creating characters. It is my go-to writers resource when I start planning and plotting a new novel.

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Writing Fight Scenes

In Rayne Halls eBook, How to Write Fight Scenes, she gives you a template to write your fight scenes.

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A~Z Writers’ Character Quirks

A~Z Writers’ Character Quirks: A~ Z of Behaviours, Foibles, Habits, Mannerisms & Quirks for Writers’ to Create Fictional Charac

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Create Vivid Memorable Settings

101 Writers’ Scene Settings: Unique Location Ideas & Sensory Details for Writers’ to Create Vivid Scene Setting.

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First Draft in 30 Days

Write Your Novel in 30 Days By Karen S. Wiesner is another book that new writers must get to start their writing process quickly.

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How to Write and Sell Historical Fiction

How to Write and Sell Historical Fiction is a step-by-step writing instruction guide for writers of historical fiction and medieval novels.

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Fashion in the Middle Ages

Fashion in the Middle Ages offers writers of historical fiction and medieval novels a stunningly illustrated look at the role and history of fashion in the Middle Ages.

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Character Reactions from Head to Toe

Your characters should not be 'talking heads', in other words fictional characters that just nod and sigh. If they are, you will not engage your readers in the character's fictional life.

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Medieval Wordbook

This concise dictionary handbook defines about 4,000 medieval terms and expressions from art and architecture, sex and science, costume and cookery, literature and magic, liturgy and astrology, war

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The Rural and Urban Settings Thesaurus

Scene Settings are critical pieces of the puzzle that will eventually make up your entire novel.

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Medieval Costume in England and France: The 13th, 14th and 15th Centuries

Medieval Costume in England and France: The 13th, 14th and 15th Centuries is carefully researched with meticulously detailed accounts of the styles and construction of period costumes.

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The Ultimate Hero's Journey: 195 Essential Plot Stages Found in the Best Novels & Movies

What do STAR WARS, HARRY POTTER, and RED RIDING HOOD have all in common? Not one, not ten, but 195 things.

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Writing Historical Fiction: Creating the Historical Blockbuster

Go to Amazon to look for this book and you will be confused. The book description is all about writing crime fiction!

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The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Expression

As an aspiring novelist you need to ensure your reader can relate to your character. Your reader needs to know the depth of emotion being experienced.

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The Positive Trait Thesaurus

It’s a writer’s job to create compelling characters who can withstand life’s fallout without giving up. But building authentic, memorable heroes is no easy task.

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The Negative Trait Thesaurus

Crafting likable, interesting characters is a balancing act, and finding that perfect mix of strengths and weaknesses can be difficult.

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Oxford Dictionary Of Modern Slang

Drawing on the unique resources of the Oxford English Dictionary and offering coverage of over 6,000 slang words and expressions from the Cockney 'abaht' to the American term 'zowie', this is the m

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Roget's Super Thesaurus

Roget's has always been a writer's second hand so this Roget's Super

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Description And Setting In A Novel by Ron Rozelle

For a story to be successful, it must come alive on the page.

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Breathing Life Into Your Characters

No matter the genre, your characters must be realistic and credible in order for your fiction to work. We know that for a hard-core fact.

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Marc McCutcheon's Building Believable Characters

Think of Scarlett O’ Hara from Gone With The Wind or Scout Finch from To Kill A Mockingbird. They never ever lived and they’ll never die.

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Gloria Kempton in her book called Dialogue

When creating dialogue for your characters Gloria Kempton in her book called Dialogue, tells aspiring novelists how to set the pace with dialogue, how to inject emotion into characters' dialogue an

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A Writer's Guide to the Zodiac

A Writer's Guide to the Zodiac: How the Stars Can Help You Understand Your Characters. This book is a MUST for all authors, novelists, writers, aspiring writers and self published writers!

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James Scott Bell’s Plot and Structure

I love my job! I review craft of fiction books within the writing reference guides feature.

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Skeptic's Guide to Conspiracies

From the Knights Templar to the JFK Assassination, Monte Cook uncovers the truth behind the world’s most controversial and covered-up conspiracy theories in this writing guide - The Skeptics Guide

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45 Master Characters by Victoria Lynn Schmidt

How do you start to build fictional characters when you're an an aspiring writer or author?

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