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]
The Essential Elements for Building a World
Roleplaying games and fantasy fiction are filled with rich and fascinating worlds: the Forgotten Realms, Glorantha, Narnia, R'lyeh, Middle-Earth, Barsoom, and so many more. It took startling leaps of imagination as well as careful thought and planning to create places like these: places that readers and players want to come back to again and again.
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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]
Every writer eager to supplement their indie publishing with traditional publishing must learn to write a clear, concise synopsis if they wish to sell their manuscript. A well realized synopsis is a sales tool, see how a pro does it. Multi-genre writer, Russ Crossley, offers his suggestions and provides examples of synposis' he has written that sold books. ... [click here for more]
Open Source Tools for Independent Authors presents a collection of programs writers and authors can use to take their books from idea to published quickly and efficiently. From content organization to cover design, everything is here and it is free. The only cost is time to download the software and a little work. ... [click here for more]