About This Book
Friendly. Useful. Current. Written by a collection of well-known authors for new authors, The Complete Guide to Writing Paranormal Novels: Volume 1 covers a wide range of topics necessary for building your first paranormal novel. Paranormal novels are found in all sections of the fiction bookstore. One of the most prevalent forms of fantasy masquerading as romances, mysteries, general fiction and urban fantasy, this guide has tips and topics specific to writing a variety of paranormal novels. With chapters on: Angels and Benevolent Spirits; Yes, Virginia, There are Ghosts; Fae, Fey, Faery, Fairy—A Quick Glance into the Abyss; A Map to the Charted “Unknown”; Love, Romance, Sex and…; ’Tis A Mystery; World-building Self-Editing. Have fun with It How to Win Agents and Influence Editors; Dropped Eyes and Unattached Tentacles; Were, Oh Were; Vampires; Lesser Creatures of the Paranormal; Writing for Children and Young Adults; It’s Time to Travel; Marketing for Writers; A Hard, Honest Look at Critiquing Critique Groups; Another Experience; A League of Extraordinary Characters…. This guide will provide a solid path to completing that first novel by offering detailed help and reference material to get you writing.