Available from Bella Rosa Books, January 2011.
How To Write Magical Words: A Writer’s Companion is a compilation of essays originally published on MagicalWords.net, a popular writing blog with thousands of regular followers. Distilling almost three years worth of helpful advice into a single, portable volume, it contains nearly 100 essays covering such wide-ranging topics as:
· Getting Started… Again
· Creating Characters in Small Spaces
· Storytelling Tropes: Belief
· Binding Character and Narrative: POV
· Word Choice and Pacing
· Metaphors, Similes, and Analogies, Oh My...
· Writing Action Scenes
· The Beginning of the End
· Developing Your Internal Editor
· Artistic Choices and the Market
· Business Realities for the Writer
Many of these essays are followed by comments and questions from the blog’s readers, along with the author’s response, making this volume unique among how-to books on any subject.
The core members of Magical Words -- David B. Coe, A.J. Hartley, Faith Hunter, Stuart Jaffe, Misty Massey, C.E. Murphy, and Edmund R. Schubert -- have experience writing and editing fantasy, mysteries, thrillers, romance, science fiction, non-fiction, and more, making this group uniquely qualified to cover the full spectrum of writing-related issues. How To Write Magical Words: A Writer’s Companion is a book that belongs in the library of anyone interested in the craft of writing, the business of writing, and the writing life.