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Hi. I am Maxwell Alexander Drake and I am an award-winning Sci-Fi/Fantasy author. Join me at the Centennial Hills Library for my free writing classes hosted by the Clark County Library District.

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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.

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How to Create a More Realistic Fictitious World

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