See my published fiction list. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Val Kovalin and Obsidianbookshelf. They may sound obvious when pointed out, but they have a way of creeping into one's fantasy fiction.
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Good reference guides for fantasy writers are few and far between. I know, because I've pawed through most of the options. I took a shot in the dark in purchasing Alchemy With Words, volume one of The Complete GuideTM to Writing Fantasy.
How to Mark a Book. By Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. From The Saturday Review of Literature, July 6, You know you have to read "between the lines" to get the most out of anything. I want to persuade you to do something equally important in the course of your reading.
Note from Mack: This post was written in while I was writing my book Think Like a Rock Star. The goal of this post was to provide helpful advice for others, especially my many friends in consulting that were curious about the entire process of writing their own book.
However, I am not in the publishing business, I am not in contact with literary .