• How to Create a More Realistic Fictitious World

    Centennial Hills Library

    Magic, by definition, is fake. It’s an illusion. However, in fantasy novel it is supposed to be more than that – it is a fact of the world as much as gravity or physics. But how to make it feel real to the reader? Join award-winning author and lead fiction writer for Sony's EverQuest Next Maxwell Alexander Drake as he delves into the mystical topic of weaving Magic into your story. Drake

  • How to Create a More Realistic Fictitious World

    Centennial Hills Library

    Magic, by definition, is fake. It’s an illusion. However, in fantasy novel it is supposed to be more than that – it is a fact of the world as much as gravity or physics. But how to make it feel real to the reader? Join award-winning author and lead fiction writer for Sony's EverQuest Next Maxwell Alexander Drake as he delves into the mystical topic of weaving Magic into your story. Drake

  • Making Magic Believable

    Centennial Hills Library

    Have you ever wondered how sci-fi and fantasy authors create such vibrant, detailed worlds that suck their readers in and wrap them in a blanket so real, you question why our own world is not more like that? Join award-winning author Maxwell Alexander Drake as he lets you in on some of the secrets he uses to create his worlds during his seminar “How to create a more realistic Fictitious World.” This class is applicable to anyone writing Speculative Fiction, including Historical Fiction, Romance, Westerns, Crime Thrillers, Etc.

  • Making Magic Believable

    Centennial Hills Library

    Have you ever wondered how sci-fi and fantasy authors create such vibrant, detailed worlds that suck their readers in and wrap them in a blanket so real, you question why our own world is not more like that? Join award-winning author Maxwell Alexander Drake as he lets you in on some of the secrets he uses to create his worlds during his seminar “How to create a more realistic Fictitious World.” This class is applicable to anyone writing Speculative Fiction, including Historical Fiction, Romance, Westerns, Crime Thrillers, Etc.

  • The Anatomy of an Action Scene (Part One – The Craft of Storytelling)

    Adventure Stories are about action and conflict. There is simply no way to get a reader's pulse racing better than a well-written action scene. Yet, how do you put that action down on paper and not only make it believable, but enjoyable and exciting to read? Join award-winning author Maxwell Alexander Drake as he brings you deep inside the violence, breaking it down piece by piece, and giving you some tricks you can use to create more realistic and exciting fights. Remember to print out handout from my website and bring it with you. You can find it, and my other handouts, under the Teaching section of my www.DrakeU.com (http://www.drakeu.com/) website.

  • The Anatomy of an Action Scene (Part One – The Craft of Storytelling)

    Adventure Stories are about action and conflict. There is simply no way to get a reader's pulse racing better than a well-written action scene. Yet, how do you put that action down on paper and not only make it believable, but enjoyable and exciting to read? Join award-winning author Maxwell Alexander Drake as he brings you deep inside the violence, breaking it down piece by piece, and giving you some tricks you can use to create more realistic and exciting fights. Remember to print out handout from my website and bring it with you. You can find it, and my other handouts, under the Teaching section of my www.DrakeU.com (http://www.drakeu.com/) website.

  • The Anatomy of a Fight Scene. (Part Two – The Craft of Writing)

    Understanding when and how to use physical conflict in your story is all well and good. But, how to write it? How do authors paint such a vivid, action-packed fight scene that readers can "see" in their mind using only the written word? Join award-winning author Maxwell Alexander Drake as he peels back the mystery and looks at using words to craft action. Action that your readers will not simply read, but experience. Download the handout here: http://www.drakeu.com/classes.html

  • The Anatomy of a Fight Scene. (Part Two – The Craft of Writing)

    Understanding when and how to use physical conflict in your story is all well and good. But, how to write it? How do authors paint such a vivid, action-packed fight scene that readers can "see" in their mind using only the written word? Join award-winning author Maxwell Alexander Drake as he peels back the mystery and looks at using words to craft action. Action that your readers will not simply read, but experience. Download the handout here: http://www.drakeu.com/classes.html