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KOBOLD Guide to Magic

KOBOLD Guide to Magic


Kobolds Work a Little Magic The popular and wildly useful Kobold Guide series tackles the biggest subject in fantasy: Magic! What makes a fantasy fantastic? Magic, of course! Whether it’s unearthly beasts, scheming sorcerers, legendary swords or locales that defy logic and physics, a compelling fantasy story needs magical elements. The tricky part is that in order for the story to...   [click here for more]
Kobold Press  $24.99 $14.99

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Jester David’s How-To Guide to Fantasy Worldbuilding

Jester David’s How-To Guide to Fantasy Worldbuilding


Inside this 200-page tome you will learn how to: Sculpt a continent Design a nation Plan a city or village Create a Pantheon And build your owm fantasy world! Over its eighteen chapters, this book walks you through the steps needed to create a fantasy world, from the initial brainstorming to the niggling details. Each chapter ends with an example, demonstrating the advice of that chapter...   [click here for more]
5 Minute Workday Publishing  $4.00

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Kicking It: Successful Crowdfunding

Kicking It: Successful Crowdfunding


In Kicking It, game designer Monte Cook (D&D 3rd Edition, Numenera) and author/editor Shanna Germain (Geek Love, The Lure of Dangerous Women) each use their experience in running recent, successful Kickstarter campaigns to provide a step-by-step guide for you to plan, create, manage, and fund a money-making crowdfunding venture. You'll find a comparison of the various crowdfunding sites,...   [click here for more]
Stone Box Press  $5.99

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The Salt Cyclopedia of Comparative Mythology

The Salt Cyclopedia of Comparative Mythology


Your average book on mythology will tell about, say, Hades, and in the course of it mention that he was a death divinity. If you want to learn about death divinities in general, then you've still got a lot of work ahead of you. This book approaches things from the opposite direction, which should be useful for worldbuilders. Rather than tell you about individual gods, this book explains...   [click here for more]
WMB Saltworks  $4.95

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Write Your Novel in a Month

Write Your Novel in a Month


How to Complete a First Draft in 30 Days and What to Do Next One of these days, I'm going to sit down and write that novel.... Everyone thinks about doing it, yet most people who do start a novel end up stalling after a few chapters. Where do these would-be novelists go wrong? Are the characters dull and cliched? Did the story arc collapse? Did they succumb to a dreaded bout of...   [click here for more]
F+W Media  $17.99 $9.99

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Write Great Fiction - Dialogue

Write Great Fiction - Dialogue


Readers will learn how to create dialogue that sizzles, with tips on creating dialogue for specific genres; bringing characters to life with revealing dialogue; identifying and fixing common dialogue problems; and more. Includes examples of successful dialogue drawn from bestselling novels, and chapter-ending exercises. ...   [click here for more]
F+W Media  $16.99 $9.99

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How-To: Horse Nomads

How-To: Horse Nomads


Generally, designing a culture for a book or a game presents you with a choice: either you base it on real-world cultures and likely end up with something that could be described as "Fantasy Bedouin with some Navajo bits tacked on" or you run hog wild and run the risk of overlooking something that, however innocuous, turns out to be vitally important for that type of culture. There's another way...   [click here for more]
WMB Saltworks  $2.95

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How-To: Far North Peoples

How-To: Far North Peoples


Generally, designing a culture for a book or a game presents you with a choice: either you base it on real-world cultures and likely end up with something that could be described as "Fantasy Bedouin with some Navajo bits tacked on" or you run hog wild and run the risk of overlooking something that, however innocuous, turns out to be vitally important for that type of culture. There's another way...   [click here for more]
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The Meaning of Names: Landforms, Terrain, and Cities

The Meaning of Names: Landforms, Terrain, and Cities


There are many good resources out there for creating new languages, but they tend to focus more on how words change over time than on the meanings of place-names. This booklet is intended to fill the gap. It not only includes lists of historical place-names but discusses the patterns and logic behind these names. Don't forget to buy the companion to this booklet, The Meaning of Names: Persons and...   [click here for more]
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How-To: Hill Tribes

How-To: Hill Tribes


Generally, designing a culture for a book or a game presents you with a choice: either you base it on real-world cultures and likely end up with something that could be described as "Fantasy Bedouin with some Navajo bits tacked on" or you run hog wild and run the risk of overlooking something that, however innocuous, turns out to be vitally important for that type of culture. There's another way...   [click here for more]
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The Meaning of Names: Persons and Peoples

The Meaning of Names: Persons and Peoples


There are many good resources out there for creating new languages, but they tend to focus more on how words change over time than on the meanings of personal or group names. This booklet is intended to fill the gap. It not only includes lists of historical names (personal, family, and ethnic) but discusses the patterns and logic behind these names. Don't forget to buy the companion to this booklet,...   [click here for more]
WMB Saltworks  $2.95

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Necrocracies: Eight Governments of the Dead

Necrocracies: Eight Governments of the Dead


Political Fantasies is a series that takes names for governments and plays around with them to see how far they can be pulled. In the tradition of Strange Nations, the results of each exploration can be dropped into your setting with little-to-no adaptation required. This volume explores necrocracy or "rule by the dead," with possibilities like restricting the...   [click here for more]
WMB Saltworks  $2.95

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Alien Body Plans: Hexapods and Other Ecdysozoa

Alien Body Plans: Hexapods and Other Ecdysozoa


It's easy to make aliens: take a person or a dog, slap some antennae on 'em, maybe some ooze and some spooky talons, and then put some random letters together in a nigh-unpronounceable combination. As I said, it's easy to make aliens. What isn't easy is making them well. Even when you're working hard to be creative, it can sometimes be hard to get out of the rut of familiarity, to go...   [click here for more]
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Essential Ethnographies #1 - Island Builders & Others

Essential Ethnographies #1 - Island Builders & Others


One of the quickest ways to start building cultures for your setting is to take inspiration from actually-existing cultures. What do you do when you don't want to crib off the same culture cultures that everyone else has used a hundred times before? Essential Ethnographies offers the convenience of building from preexisting cultures and the flexibility and novelty of working with cultures...   [click here for more]
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Bats and Primates: Speculative Psychology for Uplifted Animals

Bats and Primates: Speculative Psychology for Uplifted Animals


Are you looking to mine a few ideas for the batfolk in your upcoming adventure, The Diamond Mines of Camazotz? Writing some Planet of the Apes fanfiction and wondering what kind of sports gorillas might play? If so, then look no further! Whether you're working on uplifted animals, animal folk, or just plain talking animals, this book can be used for it all. Primates and...   [click here for more]
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Thalassocracy: On Maritime and Spacefaring Empires

Thalassocracy: On Maritime and Spacefaring Empires


Political Fantasies is a series that takes names for governments and plays around with them to see how far they can be pulled. In the tradition of Strange Nations, the results of each exploration can be dropped into your setting with little-to-no adaptation required. This volume explores thalassocracy, or "rule by the sea." The first section discusses the common traits...   [click here for more]
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Aliens, Dystopias, & Monster Ecologies: Worldbuilding Essays for Writers and GMs

Aliens, Dystopias, & Monster Ecologies: Worldbuilding Essays for Writers and GMs


Aliens, Dystopias, & Monster Ecologies is a series of worldbuilding essays on alien psychologies and ethical systems, functional dystopias, recreating vampires and werewolves, original elemental systems, and figuring out just how many human-eating monsters your setting can support. This content previously appeared on Seventh Sanctum, The Oak Wheel, Sanitarium Magazine,...   [click here for more]
WMB Saltworks  $4.95

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Becoming a Better Writer Through Roleplaying & Other Essays on Writing

Becoming a Better Writer Through Roleplaying & Other Essays on Writing


Becoming a Better Writer Through Roleplaying is a series of essays on using RPGs to improve your writing, how and why you should build a fandom, horror and the heroine's journey, writing fight scenes, and point of view (both the fourth person point of view, if such a thing even exists, and the second person point of view). This content previously appeared on Seventh Sanctum, The...   [click here for more]
WMB Saltworks  $2.95

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The First 50 Pages

The First 50 Pages


Engage Agents, Editors and Readers, and Set Your Novel Up For Success First impressions are vital and the opening scenes of a novel are crucial if the reader is going to stick around until the story's end. What writers do in these opening pages, and how they do it, is a matter that cannot be left to chance. Whether a writer wants to craft a strong beginning right from the start or they have...   [click here for more]
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Writer with a Day Job

Writer with a Day Job


Inspiration & Exercises to Help You Craft a Writing Life Alongside Your Career Don't Let the Daily Grind Drain Your Creative Energy! You can work full time and still have a productive writing life. Many writers waste time waiting for the day they can fi nally quit their day jobs and live the so-called writing dream. Don't wait. You can do both--and your writing will be the better for...   [click here for more]
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Writing Creative Nonfiction

Writing Creative Nonfiction


Experience the power and the promise of working in today' most exciting literary form: Creative Nonfiction Writing Creative Nonfiction presents more than thirty essays examining every key element of the craft, from researching ideas and structuring the story, to reportage and personal reflection. You'll learn from some of today's top creative nonfiction writers, including: Terry...   [click here for more]
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The Art & Craft of Writing Christian Fiction

The Art & Craft of Writing Christian Fiction


The Complete Guide to Finding Your Story, Honing Your Skills, & Glorifying God in Your Novel Let's face it: Christian fiction is fun. Even if you're writing a serious-minded study of man's inhumanity to man, there is something exhilarating about story; about creating people and worlds and events; about telling a tale that keeps readers enraptured and maybe - just maybe - leaves...   [click here for more]
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Plot Versus Character

Plot Versus Character


A Balanced Approach to Writing Great Fiction What's more important to a story: a gripping plot or compelling characters? Literary-minded novelists argue in favor of character-based novels while commercial novelists argue in favor of plot-based stories, but the truth of the matter is this: The best fiction is rich in both. Enter Plot Versus Character. This hands-on guide to creating a well-rounded...   [click here for more]
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Paper Walls: Removing the Barriers Between YOU and Creating Great Comics

Paper Walls: Removing the Barriers Between YOU and Creating Great Comics


So, you are an aspiring graphic novelist. You are a comic creator with the burning ambition to see your work proudly taking the place it deserves on the front shelves of bookstores. Remove The Barriers Between You And Making Great Comics & Publish Them Without Going Bankrupt! Let acclaimed author and comic creator Mike Gagnon guide you not only on the CREATIVE process for compelling...   [click here for more]
Hammer Comics  $8.99 $3.99

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The Irresistible Novel

The Irresistible Novel


How to Craft an Extraordinary Story That Engages Readers from Start to Finish Discover Your Voice and Enthrall Readers! The craft of writing is filled with various debates: Should I include a prologue? Should I delete all adverbs from my manuscript? Just how much backstory--if any--can I include in my story? These questions--and their often-contradictory answers--can...   [click here for more]
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