Fantasy Writing Course

Empower Your Words Today

Writing a Book

I want a personal mentor for free
No problem.  Simply contact us today and we will arrange for one month of free tutoring to help you get started.  We will teach you how to write a book.

I want to learn about J.K. Rowling and JRR Tolkien
Great.  I have compiled some great content for you under the Author Roadmap.  The 12 Writing Secrets ebook is all about J.K. Rowling's writing journey and includes methods to improve your writing. 

I want help with creating my story
Yes.  You want to know how to find that unique story which everyone will fall in love with.  Go to http://www.fantasywritingcourse.com/creative-exercise-1.

I want help with the beginning of my novel
Good.  Beginning are so important.  You should begin with the inciting incident.  For more about beginnings go to http://www.fantasywritingcourse.com/beginnings.  For more about inciting incidents go to http://storyfanatic.com/articles/story-structure/plot-points-and-the-inciting-incident. For more tips on how to write a book go to our blog which is updated regularly.

I want help with characterization
Stories are about people, characters and how they conflict with one another.  Good characterization is key to the success of your story.  For more information on characterization go to http://www.fantasywritingcourse.com/characterization.  I would also advise downloading the blank character chart and the short presentation on exploring snowflake characters found on the freebie page.  You will need to register as a free member to get your bonus books.

I want help with world building
Please go to http://www.fantasywritingcourse.com/world-building.  I would also recommend reading the 12 Writing Secrets as it includes a list of ways to successfully create a secondary world.

I want to learn how to structure a book
You could read the content on http://www.fantasywritingcourse.com/form.  I would recommend you downloading the free ebook, the Sure-Fire Goblet of Fantasy Writing from the bonus gifts section.  You will need to register as a free member if you haven't already done so.  You could also check out The Four Story Structures That Dominate Novels article.

I have been writing for a while now...

I want free feedback on my writing
No problem.  Simply send your first 3 chapters to legendarymuse@hotmail.com.  Your story and contact details will be kept completely confidential.  You will learn how to improve structure, clarity, characterization and much, much more.

I want to know how to make a compelling book
Great question.  Please view the
Perfect Book.   Become a free member to access this content.

I have writers block - help!
I'm sorry to hear that.  There are 7 solutions to your problem on the overcoming writer's block page.

I need help editing my book
Fantasy writing course can offer you a critique service.  This will save you money in the long run.  Go to our services page.

I want to be published the traditional way
We have a great book for you.  Please go to our list of bonuses in the Master Writing Package.

I want to self-publish my book
We have a great book for you.  Please go to our list of bonuses in the Master Writing Package.

I want to build an online marketing platform
We have a great book for you  Please go to our list of bonuses in the Master Writing Package.

I
need my own author website
Yes.  We can make you an excellent author website.  Please go to services.

I want to know Advanced Writing Techniques
Please go to the Master Writing Package.

What to Write About?

There is a saying that character development drives conflict.  Make it your aim to observe people, learn about psychology, families and love.  When JK Rowling first came up with her idea for a series, it started with a boy.  Her idea grew and grew until it was a multi-million dollar franchise.  Similarly, JRR Tolkien sat thinking to himself: in a hole there lived a hobbit.  Once you have a character fixed firmly in mind you can then start to think of a plot.

How to Start?

How to write a book?  You start with a plot.  What is a plot?  A plot is a plan.  To begin to plan your book, start with a simple sentence.  You can start with your characters name, add a problem they are faced with, then add a detail which will make solving this problem ten times harder.  For instance, Superman is forced to relinquish his powers to General Zod to save Lois who is in love with Superman.
A great way to create a book outline is by using examples from the Hero's Journey.  Go to the Bonus Gift Section under Members.  Download the Goblet of Sure-Fire Writing and turn to the back pages.  You will find a book outline summary which you can fill in to get your story started.

How to Keep Motivated?

This course contains some excellent tips to help you keep motivated.  One way is to copy the html code of the writertopia word counter and place it on your website or blog (if you don't have a website then go to yola, weebly, webs or wordpress to get your FREE website now). 

Top Tips

  • Don't forget to carry around a notebook and pen with you at all times.
  • Whenever you read a novel, read it with a view to see how the author executes a particular aspect of writing.