Writing the Paranormal Novel Techniques and Exercises for Weaving Supernatural Elements Into Your Story Vampires werewolves and zombies oh my Writing a paranormal novel takes than casting an alluring vampire or arming your hero with a magic wand It takes an original idea believable characters a com

  • Title: Writing the Paranormal Novel: Techniques and Exercises for Weaving Supernatural Elements Into Your Story.
  • Author: Steven Harper Steven Piziks
  • ISBN: 9781599631349
  • Page: 167
  • Format: Paperback
  • Vampires, werewolves, and zombies, oh my Writing a paranormal novel takes than casting an alluring vampire or arming your hero with a magic wand It takes an original idea, believable characters, a compelling plot, and surprising twists, not to mention great writing.This helpful guide gives you everything you need to successfully introduce supernatural elements into aVampires, werewolves, and zombies, oh my Writing a paranormal novel takes than casting an alluring vampire or arming your hero with a magic wand It takes an original idea, believable characters, a compelling plot, and surprising twists, not to mention great writing.This helpful guide gives you everything you need to successfully introduce supernatural elements into any story without shattering the believability of your fictional world or falling victim to common cliches.You ll learn how to Choose supernatural elements and decide what impact the supernatural will have on your fictional worldCreate engaging and relatable characters from supernatural protagonists and antagonists to supporting players both human and non human Develop strong plots and complementary subplotsWrite believable fight scenes and flashbacksCreate realistic dialogueAnd much Complete with tips for researching your novel and strategies for getting published, Writing the Paranormal Novel gives you everything you need to craft a novel where even the most unusual twist is not only possible it s believable.

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      A pseudonym of Steven PiziksSteven Harper Piziks was born with a name that no one can reliably spell or pronounce, so he often writes under the pen name Steven Harper He lives in Michigan with his family When not at the keyboard, he plays the folk harp, fiddles with video games, and pretends he doesn t talk to the household cats In the past, he s held jobs as a reporter, theater producer, secretary, and substitute teacher He maintains that the most interesting thing about him is that he writes books.Steven is the creator of The Silent Empire series, the Clockwork Empire steampunk series, and the Books of Blood and Iron series for Roc Books All four Silent Empire novels were finalists for the Spectrum Award, a first



    2 thoughts on “Writing the Paranormal Novel: Techniques and Exercises for Weaving Supernatural Elements Into Your Story.

    1. This was both interesting and useful. As a focused writing book, it didn't waste a lot of time addressing general issues that can be found in a hundred other writing books. Instead, it got right to the point and focused on the unique problems that arise specifically when your characters have special powers and your world includes non-humans. Although the focus was on paranormal characters, much of the information would also be helpful with fantasy or magical realism settings.Writing the Paranorm [...]

    2. How to write books are a dime a dozen these days. It's really hard to find one that not only presents good ideas, but is also a pleasure to read. This book manages to provide a large number of good ideas as well as being a sheer pleasure to read. Add into it a number of good exercises that help you understand what Harper is talking about, and you've got yourself a wonderful read that will teach you a number of things about not only writing in the paranormal genre, but also writing as a whole.Har [...]

    3. Interesting book. Had plenty of common sense advice, though, so I suppose it'd be good for newbies to writing and to the genre. Liked the checklists, the exercises were interesting. Just about the only thing I didn't agree with was the using social networks advice and the part that said that using the internet "couldn't hurt" (uh, yes it can: become one of those writers who lash out at negative criticism on your book and it'll hurt you. :P)Also liked when it went on the part of research and inte [...]

    4. Harper's Writing the Paranormal novel provides solid advice on creating fantasy novels full of witches, werewolves, dragons and daywalkers. The first part provides the best information focussing on how to incorporate supernatural elements into a story without overwhelming the audience. The later chapters were interesting enough, however started to slip into general writing advice (not bad advice mind but not specific to the paranormal which one would read this book for.) Overall this book was an [...]

    5. I would highly recommend this read to anyone having trouble with their paranormal world, the do's and don'ts of your character's supernatural powers, ways to add more conflict, and picking a flaw for your hero to overcome. The book has so much more, but those were the basics I was looking for. This read started at the idea stage for those just getting to the brainstorming stage and his writing was very easy to understand. Again a great tool that is now filled with sticky-noted pages.

    6. This was a fantastic reference book for ANY author. It breaks down each part of the paranormal novel from theme to characters and everything in between. There are exercises in the book within each section to help get the point across which I did not do this time around but when I use the book as a reference, and I will I am going to do the exercises if I get stuck. I highly recommend this book for any author looking to weave the supernatural into their writing.

    7. This book contains solid advice for any new writer, in addition to excellent information and encouragement for writers of paranormal fiction. Writing about an imaginary creature requires different methods than writing about a plain old human! Covers different ways that magic and strange creatures could operate in fiction. Good stuff.

    8. Great tips for stories. Great inspiration for those that want to write paranormal books. The book gives you plenty to think about which helps improve your story.

    9. Un excelente libro sobre cómo incorporar el elemento sobrenatural a la novela, y no quedarse en un simple reemplazo (novio matón por un hombre lobo, como dice otra reseñadora). Hace un muy buen repaso a los tipos de seres que se pueden usar y sus características, los personajes clichés (y cómo evitarlos), los arquetipos de protagonistas y antagonistas, la importancia de definir el sistema de magia/poderes y sus límites, y mucho mas. Es un excelente complemento sobre cómo escribir novelas [...]

    10. A lot of the info in this book is applicable for all writers and not just the ones who are into the paranormal. I'm not disappointed; I just thought it would be something different.

    11. There's a great deal hereWonderful resource book for the budding urban fantasy writer. Highly recommended. Definitely gives you a lot to think about. Grab it!

    12. Writing the Paranormal Novel is an excellent guide not only for writing a paranormal story, but it is also useful for writing fiction.The book is broken into four parts: Gathering the Elements, Summoning the Characters, Casting the Words, and Banishing the Book. It covered lots more than I expected. Not only does author Steven Harper go over the basics on how to add elements of paranormal and keeping it real, but he also touches base on important topics such as: How to present yourself when rese [...]

    13. This book is divided into four parts. Each part has a quirky title with a supernatural theme which I found a lot of fun. They include gathering the elements, summoning the characters, casting the worlds, and banishing the book. The only one title that seemed out of place as a section name was banishing the book. This makes it seem like we are trying to get rid of it or punish it in some way. That section is all about getting it published. But, for me the name just seemed misplaced with all the o [...]

    14. There were a few great points in the book where I shared in my Dream 4 More Firm and other author groups on Facebook.Writing the Paranormal novel by Steve Harper says, "Write what you know (page 67)." This is usually what I go by and research things I'm not clear or unsure of."The main thing to remember about being in a writer's group is that it needs to help you improve your writing. If writing isn't getting any better (close to publication), book for another group (page 258)." I am still searc [...]

    15. In my search to further expand my own skills as both a writer and a discerning reviewer of material written by other people, this book caught my eye the last time I was at the book store. I'm certainly glad that I picked it up! This is an exhaustive guide with some great tips on developing your first novel for pretty much any new novelist attempting to break into the field. Of course, while this novel does place a lot of focus on writing the paranormal specifically, it also breaks down important [...]

    16. The main theme of this book could best be described as: “Paranormal novels are so hot right now.”While there’s plenty of helpful advice on world-building, race-building, and ensuring that the paranormal aspects of your story are authentic, the focus seems to be on taking an idea or a fully written piece of work, and tweaking it so it fits into the paranormal or urban fantasy genres. Got an aggressive boyfriend? Turn him into a werewolf! Wondering how to throw a spanner in the works of thei [...]

    17. This is a great primer for writing a book that includes paranormal elements. It's not particularly deep, but it acts as a checklist of questions to ask and elements to address. For example, what types of paranormal elements might you include in your story? What are the differences between a world where humans know about the supernatural and one where it's completely hidden? Where does magic come from in your world? How does it work?I'd recommend it to someone who already has a good understanding [...]

    18. I have a lot of writing books in my house. I tend to overlook new ones, not because I think I don't have anything left to learn, but because I figure the books I already have cover every conceivable subject. Then I ran across this little book, and realized I could make room for one more. Paranormal/supernatural stories require some special skills and techniques not found in real-world fiction, and the author details them quite well. He also details the challenges inherent in fitting a supernatur [...]

    19. Writing the Paranormal Novel by Steven Harper covers beginning writing with a focus on paranormal genres. There are sections I particularly enjoyed and found helpful, including advice about how to conduct research, interview experts, etc (Chapters 4 and 10). There are sections that served as good review about elements of craft (the chapters in Part III) and getting published (Part IV.) It's always nice to be reminded that "writers write" and Harper provides lots of this kind of inspiration, with [...]

    20. Great stuff. I'm in the middle of writing a paranormal YA story and like what Harper has to say about the genre, but most of what he says is applicable to writing any novel. The paranormal genre has exploded in recent years with the popularity of Harry Potter and Twilight. Urban fantasy, paranormal romance and a lot of young adult titles have sprung up in droves. Harper does a good job of addressing issues common in writing this kind of novel, such as how to create a multiple book story arc, and [...]

    21. I enjoy reading "how to" books, but the "how to" usually focuses on the traditional route of publication as the high road. As most know, self-publishing is now a viable alternative with many independent authors going another direction and becoming highly successful in the paranormal realm. I just wish those who have been traditionally published wouldn't insinuate it's a sure way to die as an author if you dare to self-publish. I sometimes think independent authors are in a parallel universe of t [...]

    22. This is a basic intro guide to writing paranormal stories. It is suitable for teens and beginning writers. While it was good to review the basics I had wished it had gone more in depth. Paranormal romance is barely covered and most of the pages are devoted to vampires and werewolves and other shifters. One of the main reason I had picked up this book was because I wanted to know more about writing ghosts. This book didn't even have a ghost section. :(Besides talking about paranormal concepts Ste [...]

    23. For someone who insists on doing copious amounts of research on supernatural creatures, this guy doesn't know his vampire folklore well. The sunlight weakness he mentions in the book comes from Nosferatu, in one of that movie's desperate attempts to avoid getting sued by Bram Stoker's widow (it didn't work). It's not in European vampire folklore at all. As mentioned in other reviews here, it seems this guy was attempting to bash Twilight for its sparkly vampires without fact-checking his own fac [...]

    24. This book is a helpful guide for writers new to the paranormal genre. The main focus tends to be on vampires, werewolves and fantasy creatures such as dragons, while others, such as ghosts, barely rates a mention. The author gives helpful advice on research and contacting professionals, as well as how to create believable supernatural characters. There is also general writing advice, including how to build and destroy your writing career. The book includes publishing advice towards the end of th [...]

    25. This book really seemed more intended for people who don't read or haven't read much fantasy (or paranormal, as he insists on calling it). Of course, if you haven't read much fantasy, you're going to run into a bunch of unmarked spoilers in the examples. (Significant spoilers are usually marked.) A lot of the advice was just obvious to me. The exercises are pretty hit and miss, and there's publishing advice at the end, some of which seems good, some of which seems bad, some of which is just out [...]

    26. This book was very helpful! I have been working on a book for a while now, which I had started without much pre-planning. This book has really helped me develop my characters more fully, think about my 'voice' as a narrator, come up with a theme for my book, and gave me a needed heads up to what the industry is like. I recommend it to any writer who is already working on a first book, a paranormal novel, or even just thinking about writing one. I am sure I will reference back to this book often [...]

    27. While the focus of this book is writing for the paranormal, a lot of what the book covers can be applied to just about any genre. This book guides you through the process of writing not just a paranormal novel, but even a whole series without locking you into any real specifics about the genre in question (at no point does the author say things like vampires cannot have reflections or werewolves must change in the full moon). The last few chapters deal with getting your work published, with anec [...]

    28. This book was very informative about how to weave in supernatural elements to a novel. What I liked most about it was how it explained about supernatural characters. Having good believable characters that the reader can connect with is most important. The book was simple to understand, and the author has much knowledge about weaving in supernatural elements. My favorite part was how to create supernatural characters and making them believable.

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