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Write Fantasy Fiction in 5 Simple Steps

Series: Creative Writing in 5 Simple Steps

By Laura Lee McKay

Fantasy is a fun genre to read and write because you can create new worlds, people who have magical powers, and animals with remarkable qualities. If you enjoy stories about wizards and witches, traveling through time, talking animals, fairies, and trolls, then fantasy is the perfect way to express yourself. In WRITE FANTASY FICTION IN 5 SIMPLE STEPS, author Laura Lee McKay shows aspiring writers how to craft an exciting fantasy.

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"This title will give a budding writer good advice on how to get started."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, September 2013

"This book would be especially useful in language arts classrooms, where teachers could use the examples as teaching mini-lessons on gathering ideas, writing, editing and revising . . . Readers who love fantasy and dream of becoming writers themselves will find this book encourage and informative."

Richardson Independent School District, March 6, 2013

"McKay breaks down the writing process into bite-sized chunks which allows the reader to work at a slow and methodical pace, or to read in small increments when help is needed . . . Teachers and librarians may also find this book useful as a teaching tool because most subsections within the chapters are mini-lessons. These could easily be plugged into a lesson plan and the book as a whole could be used for a unit plan."

South Sound Book Review Council, April 10, 2013

"For students interested in writing fantasy this gives some basic ideas of how to get started . . . anyone considering writing a novel or short story can glean some helpful tips from it."

Washington Young Adult Book Review Group, December 2012

"This text would be a helpful and enjoyable selection for students interested in writing on their own."

Southwest Ohio and Neighboring Libraries, posted February 14, 2013

"This series presents aspiring writers with step-by-step tools for creative writing in various genres . . . Teachers will love the writing tips, lists, and story prompts provided . . . This well-organized series provides students and teachers alike with excellent ideas for beginning or strengthening the creative writing process."

Library Media Connection, May/June 2013

"The clear, straightforward description of the writing process, coupled with a clean, colorful page design, makes this an ideal aid to budding authors. Books in this series would also make excellent teaching tools for middle school creative writing lessons."

Denver Public Schools, December 9, 2012

". . . this series straightforwardly introduces writing in various genres through chapters on inspiration, preparation. organization, composition, and publication . . . Readers will find useful starting advice, writing techniques, famous examples of the genre, as well as questions and prompts to foster engagement with their own work."

The Horn Book Guide, Spring 2013

"Each 48-page, hardcover volume in this outstanding series for children ages 5 and up is hallmarked by clear, concise, 'user friendly' steps to take new writers through the creative process within their chosen category . . . these 'how to' titles are so good that it can also be enthusiastically recommended to anyone and everyone seeking to write (and have published!) their own novel."

Children's Bookwatch, August 2012

". . . this text is a clearly written, concise yet comprehensive guide which should be helpful and inspiring to young writers."

Children's Literature

"Lists of contemporary and classic literature, as well as movies, give readers plenty of models to help them create their pieces. The organizational strategies and writing exercises are user-friendly. The books are narrated in such a way that readers are treated like real written no matter their age. Sidebars tackle additional topics."

School Library Journal, Fall 2012

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