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The Resource Writing monsters : how to craft believably terrifying creatures to enhance your horror, fantasy, and science fiction, Philip Athans ; foreword by the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society

Writing monsters : how to craft believably terrifying creatures to enhance your horror, fantasy, and science fiction, Philip Athans ; foreword by the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society

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Writing monsters : how to craft believably terrifying creatures to enhance your horror, fantasy, and science fiction
Title
Writing monsters
Title remainder
how to craft believably terrifying creatures to enhance your horror, fantasy, and science fiction
Statement of responsibility
Philip Athans ; foreword by the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
[Here], Philip Athans uses classic examples from books, films and the world around us to explore what makes monsters memorable - and terrifying. You'll learn what monsters can (and should) represent in your story and how to create monsters from the ground up."--Back cover
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Athans, Philip
Dewey number
808.02
Index
index present
LC call number
PN147
LC item number
.A738 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • handbooks
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  • Authorship
  • Fantasy fiction
  • Horror tales
  • Science fiction
  • Authorship
  • Fantasy fiction
  • Horror tales
  • Science fiction
Label
Writing monsters : how to craft believably terrifying creatures to enhance your horror, fantasy, and science fiction, Philip Athans ; foreword by the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Foreword / H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society -- Introduction: Realism vs. plausibility -- Part one: What they are (1. What is a monster? ; 2. What makes a monster scary? ; 3. Transformation ; 4. Where do they come from? ; 5. Monster or villain?) -- Part two: Why they're here (6. How "monster-rich" is your world? ; 7. Monsters vs. metaphor ; 8. Monsters as obstacles ; 9. Monsters as agents ; 10. Monsters as sources of play ; 11. Monsters as sources of magic or technology ; 12. Bringing out the good and evil in people)
  • Part three: How to write them (13. Setting the rules ; 14. Size ; 15. Powers and abilities ; 16. Weaknesses ; 17. Description ; 18. The five senses ; 19. Staging the reveal ; 20. Isolation ; 21. Originality: cliché vs. archetype) -- Conclusion: Monsters forever -- The unnamable / H.P. Lovecraft -- Appendixes (A: A monstrous style guide ; B: Suggested reading ; C: Sources cited)
Control code
ocn866617094
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
217 pages
Isbn
9781599638089
Lccn
2014501261
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
035313659959
Stock number
1377418
System control number
  • (OCoLC)866617094
  • (Sirsi) a1974397
Label
Writing monsters : how to craft believably terrifying creatures to enhance your horror, fantasy, and science fiction, Philip Athans ; foreword by the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Foreword / H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society -- Introduction: Realism vs. plausibility -- Part one: What they are (1. What is a monster? ; 2. What makes a monster scary? ; 3. Transformation ; 4. Where do they come from? ; 5. Monster or villain?) -- Part two: Why they're here (6. How "monster-rich" is your world? ; 7. Monsters vs. metaphor ; 8. Monsters as obstacles ; 9. Monsters as agents ; 10. Monsters as sources of play ; 11. Monsters as sources of magic or technology ; 12. Bringing out the good and evil in people)
  • Part three: How to write them (13. Setting the rules ; 14. Size ; 15. Powers and abilities ; 16. Weaknesses ; 17. Description ; 18. The five senses ; 19. Staging the reveal ; 20. Isolation ; 21. Originality: cliché vs. archetype) -- Conclusion: Monsters forever -- The unnamable / H.P. Lovecraft -- Appendixes (A: A monstrous style guide ; B: Suggested reading ; C: Sources cited)
Control code
ocn866617094
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
217 pages
Isbn
9781599638089
Lccn
2014501261
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
035313659959
Stock number
1377418
System control number
  • (OCoLC)866617094
  • (Sirsi) a1974397

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