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The Fantasy Fiction Formula

Deborah Chester


There’s more to writing a successful fantasy story than building a unique world or inventing a new type of magic. From the writing of strong, action-packed scenes to the creation of dynamic, multi-dimensional characters, fantasy author Deborah Chester guides novices and intermediate writers through a step-by-step process of story construction. Whether offering tips on how to test a plot premise or survive what she calls the dark dismal middle, Chester shares the techniques she uses in writing her own novels. Examples drawn from both traditional and urban fantasy illustrate her nuts-and-bolts a ... More

Keywords: writing, fiction writing, fantasy fiction, writing craft, writing techniques, traditional fantasy, urban fantasy, story construction, story design, Jim Butcher

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781784992880
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781784992880.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Deborah Chester, author
University of Oklahoma