by Sophie Masson
So you've always wanted to write fantasy, but are not sure how to begin? Here's a fresh, exciting tutorial that will show you how to:-
- craft fabulous stories
- build unforgettable characters
- evoke an atmosphere reeking of magic
- brainstorm strange other worlds
- create atmosphere and setting
- make supernatural characters feel as real as your next-door neighbour
- find out how magic really works
- generate new languages.
You'll even learn how to finance the writing of your big novel by selling shorter works.
Fantasy is hugely popular among readers of all ages: so much so that it's one of the few areas of fiction where publishers are actively scouting for new authors. So what are you waiting for?
Internationally successful writer Sophie Masson has had more than 30 novels published, for adults, young adults and children, as well as numerous short stories, essays and articles. Of a rich multicultural background, like their author, Sophie Masson's fresh, intriguing and unusual fantasy works have been highly praised by such authors as Philip Pullman, Garth Nix and Lloyd Alexander. As well as carving out an impressive career in fiction, Sophie is well-known as an incisive, intelligent and elegant commentator, and her talents in many literary areas were recognised by her recent appointment to the Literature Board of the Australia Council.
What people say:
'Sophie, you've opened up the most amazing fantasy possibilities - and demystified the whole writing process at the same time. Thanks!' (Paula)