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  DragonMoon Press
   Non-Fiction/Writer's Guide
   Publication Date: November 2008
   Volume Number: One
   Edited by Dave A. Law & Valerie Griswold-Ford
   Cover Art:
    Trade Paperback: 1896944965
          $24.95, 5.5 x 8.5, 288 pages

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Whether your magical system is based on science, mythology or a combination of both, you’ll find this volume full of helpful advice. Imaginative chapters cover topics such as worldly magical flavors, magical beasts and cursing (though probably not the kind you’re thinking!). Being a definitive research tool, each chapter digs into techniques, methodology and gentle reminders on how to write a better fantasy using magical systems.

Chapters Include:

“Cursing and Curse Breaking in Fantasy” by Erik Amundsen
“Magic vs. Science: When to Obey, Bend, or Break the Laws of Physics” by Den Wilson
“Magic: Borrowed or Invented?” by Kathryn Smith
“Magic Tikka Masala: How to Add an Indian Flavor to Your Magic System” by Julia Pass
“Of Dragons and Jade - Chinese magic” by Christina Barber
“Norse Magic” by Donna Griffen
“The Vehicles of Magic: Natural, Unnatural, and Otherwise” by Danielle Ackley-McPhail
“Fantasy in the Real World” by Lazette Gifford
“Care and Feeding of Magical Beasts” by Valerie Griswold-Ford          

pre-order available!

Authors

Erik Amundsen
Den Wilson

Kathryn Smith

Julia Pass

Christina Barber

Donna Griffen
Danielle Ackley-McPhail

Lazette Gifford

Valerie Griswold-Ford

 

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