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A Writer On Writing: Paranormal Tales

Sally Jenkins tells of a guide to writing paranormal novels.

A few months ago I won a copy of Writing the Paranormal Novel http://www.amazon.co.uk/Writing-Paranormal-Novel-Techniques-Supernatural/dp/1599631342 by Steven Harper http://www.stevenpiziks.com/ in one of those ‘Win a Book’ competitions in Writing Magazine. https://www.writers-online.co.uk/Writing-Magazine/ It’s sat unopened on my bookshelf ever since. That’s no reflection on the book itself - it’s just that I’m not into the paranormal. I prefer to read and write about reality.

But there is a booming market in paranormal tales so I’d like to give my copy of Writing the Paranormal Novel away to someone who either already writes in this genre or someone who is interested in trying it out for the first time or someone who just wants to know more about it.

The strap line for the book is ‘Techniques and Exercises for Weaving Supernatural Elements into Your Story’.

The chapter headings include things such as:
• Magic and the Superhero
• The Paranormal at Large
• Arc, Plot and Subplot

And that last heading sounds like it could be useful to any writer.

Steven is an English teacher in Michigan, USA and has written several novels. He also uses the pseudonyms Steven Piziks and Penny Drake.


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