Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 February 2016

264 Pages | 4 Line drawings, black & white

8.5 x 5.5 inches

ISBN: 9780719097065

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The Fantasy Fiction Formula

Deborah Chester

Published by Manchester University Press

  • A straightforward guide to putting a fantasy novel together, from idea development to final revision
  • Most books on fantasy writing focus on world-building, whereas this guide deals with the nuts and bolts of writing technique
  • Advice and suggestions are practical and proven, not vague theory or generalisations
  • Focuses on elemental story design and the way plots have been put together since antiquity and why such design still works today
  • Illustrates techniques with examples drawn from published fantasy fiction and offers plentiful drills and exercises to help students hone their writing skills

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