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Writing monsters : how to craft believably terrifying creatures to enhance your horror, fantasy, and science fiction /

by Athans, Philip [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Cincinatti, Ohio : Writers Digest Books, c2014Description: 217 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781599638089 (paperback) :; 1599638088 (paperback).Title notes: $16.99 prolam 12-2014 (db)Subject(s): Authorship -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | Fantasy fiction -- Authorship | Horror tales -- Authorship | Science fiction -- Authorship
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Monsters are more than things that go bump in the night...<br> <br> Monsters are lurking in the woods, beneath the waves, and within our favorite books, films, and games--and there are good reasons why they appear so often. Monsters are manifestations of our fears and symbols of our society--not to mention they're a lot of fun--but each should serve a purpose and enhance the themes and tension in your fiction.<br> <br> In Writing Monsters , best-selling author Philip Athans uses classic examples from books, films, and the world around us to explore what makes monsters memorable--and terrifying. You'll learn what monsters can (and should) represent in your story and how to create monsters from the ground up.<br> <br> Writing Monsters includes:<br> <br> * In-depth discussions of where monsters come from, what they symbolize, and how to best portray them in fiction<br> * Informative overviews of famous monsters, archetypes, and legendary creatures<br> * A Monster Creation Form to help you create your monster from scratch<br> * An annotated version of H.P. Lovecraft's chilling story "The Unnamable"<br> Whether you write fantasy, science fiction, or horror, your vampires, ghouls, aliens, and trolls need to be both compelling and meaningful. With Writing Monsters , you can craft creatures that will wreak havoc in your stories and haunt your readers' imaginations--and nightmares.

$16.99 prolam 12-2014 (db)

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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