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INSTANTLY WRITE BETTER MONSTERS! Do you suffer writer's block? This thrilling third volume in the #1 best selling How to Write Realistic Fiction series shows you how to create compelling monsters, aliens, and fantasy races the fast, easy way. It features over 150 plot ideas to jump start the plot of your next novel, short story, or screenplay. And that's not all! There's INSTANTLY WRITE BETTER MONSTERS! Do you suffer writer's block? This thrilling third volume in the #1 best selling How to Write Realistic Fiction series shows you how to create compelling monsters, aliens, and fantasy races the fast, easy way. It features over 150 plot ideas to jump start the plot of your next novel, short story, or screenplay. And that's not all! There's also a complete, detailed description of both the astral and ethereal planes where ghosts and demons live. Use the unique Monster Builder to create your own custom creatures and discover the best way to assign magic spells, psychic abilities, and supernatural strengths and weaknesses to your monsters. This book is NOT just for fiction authors, but also for screenplays, comic books, and tabletop role-playing games... It's for anyone who wants to write realistic and engaging monsters as heroes OR villains, regardless of genre. Got an alien invasion or robot uprising that needs spicing up? What about serial killers, vampire covens or werewolf clans? Hey, ghosts, goblins, demons, you name it. This book is for you!Learn how to write classic, modern, and variant monsters, including: Alien Races and Civilizations Fantasy Races and Civilizations (Dwarves, Elves, Orcs, Trolls, etc.) Wild Animals and Other Predators (including Cryptids like Bigfoot, Chupacabra, and the Loch Ness Monster) Energy Beings (Banshees, Demons, Ghosts, Poltergeists, Wraiths, etc.) Human Monsters (Cannibals, Monster-Loving Familiars like Igor and Renfield, and Maniacs) Mythological Beasts (Chimera, Dragons, Medusa, Minotaurs, etc.) Machines (Androids, Cyborgs, and Robots) Mutants (the scary or superhero kind) Shapeshifters (Cursed Were-Creatures and Natural Shifters) Subhumans (Cavemen and other Troglodytes) The Undead (Frankenstein's Monster, Ghouls, Liches, Mummies, Skeletons, Vampires, and Zombies) It's an amazing value for writers of: Fantasy (Epic, Grimdark, Sword and Sorcery, etc.) Horror and Dark Fantasy Paranormal Romance Urban Fantasy Science Fiction and Space Fantasy This book is your secret weapon to defeat writer's block. Just flipping through it is guaranteed to generate new ideas—and not just for monsters and villains, but for new scenes, even entirely new stories! This book is a multi-purpose toolkit intended to take your creative writing to the next level. Who is Jackson Dean Chase? Jackson Dean Chase is the #1 bestselling author of over 20 books, including How to Start Your Novel and How to Write Realistic Characters. His books have amassed hundreds of five-star reviews.


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INSTANTLY WRITE BETTER MONSTERS! Do you suffer writer's block? This thrilling third volume in the #1 best selling How to Write Realistic Fiction series shows you how to create compelling monsters, aliens, and fantasy races the fast, easy way. It features over 150 plot ideas to jump start the plot of your next novel, short story, or screenplay. And that's not all! There's INSTANTLY WRITE BETTER MONSTERS! Do you suffer writer's block? This thrilling third volume in the #1 best selling How to Write Realistic Fiction series shows you how to create compelling monsters, aliens, and fantasy races the fast, easy way. It features over 150 plot ideas to jump start the plot of your next novel, short story, or screenplay. And that's not all! There's also a complete, detailed description of both the astral and ethereal planes where ghosts and demons live. Use the unique Monster Builder to create your own custom creatures and discover the best way to assign magic spells, psychic abilities, and supernatural strengths and weaknesses to your monsters. This book is NOT just for fiction authors, but also for screenplays, comic books, and tabletop role-playing games... It's for anyone who wants to write realistic and engaging monsters as heroes OR villains, regardless of genre. Got an alien invasion or robot uprising that needs spicing up? What about serial killers, vampire covens or werewolf clans? Hey, ghosts, goblins, demons, you name it. This book is for you!Learn how to write classic, modern, and variant monsters, including: Alien Races and Civilizations Fantasy Races and Civilizations (Dwarves, Elves, Orcs, Trolls, etc.) Wild Animals and Other Predators (including Cryptids like Bigfoot, Chupacabra, and the Loch Ness Monster) Energy Beings (Banshees, Demons, Ghosts, Poltergeists, Wraiths, etc.) Human Monsters (Cannibals, Monster-Loving Familiars like Igor and Renfield, and Maniacs) Mythological Beasts (Chimera, Dragons, Medusa, Minotaurs, etc.) Machines (Androids, Cyborgs, and Robots) Mutants (the scary or superhero kind) Shapeshifters (Cursed Were-Creatures and Natural Shifters) Subhumans (Cavemen and other Troglodytes) The Undead (Frankenstein's Monster, Ghouls, Liches, Mummies, Skeletons, Vampires, and Zombies) It's an amazing value for writers of: Fantasy (Epic, Grimdark, Sword and Sorcery, etc.) Horror and Dark Fantasy Paranormal Romance Urban Fantasy Science Fiction and Space Fantasy This book is your secret weapon to defeat writer's block. Just flipping through it is guaranteed to generate new ideas—and not just for monsters and villains, but for new scenes, even entirely new stories! This book is a multi-purpose toolkit intended to take your creative writing to the next level. Who is Jackson Dean Chase? Jackson Dean Chase is the #1 bestselling author of over 20 books, including How to Start Your Novel and How to Write Realistic Characters. His books have amassed hundreds of five-star reviews.

43 review for How to Write Realistic Monsters, Aliens, and Fantasy Creatures: The Top Writer's Toolkit for Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction

  1. 4 out of 5

    Dan

    Always, always, always check how many reviews a 5-star Amazon book has. I impulsively added this to my cart a week or so ago. When it arrived, I picked it up first on a whim and started reading. When I got to the section that declaratively states that ghosts originate on the 'ethereal' plane and demons and other 'energy' beings on the 'astral' plane, I knew things weren't going the right way. Suffice it to say that the rest of the text went directly downhill. Aspiring writers, this is how *not* t Always, always, always check how many reviews a 5-star Amazon book has. I impulsively added this to my cart a week or so ago. When it arrived, I picked it up first on a whim and started reading. When I got to the section that declaratively states that ghosts originate on the 'ethereal' plane and demons and other 'energy' beings on the 'astral' plane, I knew things weren't going the right way. Suffice it to say that the rest of the text went directly downhill. Aspiring writers, this is how *not* to approach creatively writing monsters.

  2. 4 out of 5

    André Caniato

    I didn't hate it, it's not a bad book; it's just... very basic and obvious IMO. It felt like I was reading something I would've been really thrilled about when I was a teenager—a monster manual aimed at curious, excitable nerds instead of writers. The "150+ plot ideas" were all very clichéd, and the way the author spent pages and pages describing a demon system that a reader might just ignore completely in their own story didn't do it for me. The movie recs were pretty good, and the appendix bit I didn't hate it, it's not a bad book; it's just... very basic and obvious IMO. It felt like I was reading something I would've been really thrilled about when I was a teenager—a monster manual aimed at curious, excitable nerds instead of writers. The "150+ plot ideas" were all very clichéd, and the way the author spent pages and pages describing a demon system that a reader might just ignore completely in their own story didn't do it for me. The movie recs were pretty good, and the appendix bit seemed useful, but that was it.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Tom

    I am no stranger to Jackson Dean Chase’s writing guides and help books. He seems to have found a niche for his phrase and craft volumes within the horror, sci-fi and fantasy genres. They supply quality prompts and hints to help budding and experienced writers alike. This latest offering draws on Chase’s extensive knowledge of the genres and leaves no stone unturned in his pursuit of writing a resource that is splitting at the seams with helpful and inspired advice. Like all his other books, the I am no stranger to Jackson Dean Chase’s writing guides and help books. He seems to have found a niche for his phrase and craft volumes within the horror, sci-fi and fantasy genres. They supply quality prompts and hints to help budding and experienced writers alike. This latest offering draws on Chase’s extensive knowledge of the genres and leaves no stone unturned in his pursuit of writing a resource that is splitting at the seams with helpful and inspired advice. Like all his other books, the guide is extremely well organised and is divided into sections ranging from aliens, monsters, ghosts and demons to cyborgs, zombies, ghouls and shapeshifters, to name but a few. The sections provide a background to each monster type, their origins in film and fiction, together with concrete suggestions of how to integrate them into the plot and narrative of your book. Of particular note is Chase’s guidance in mixing things up and creating original beings that move a writer out of the familiar tropes. I downloaded the e-book version and, as usual, the hyperlinks within the book are meticulously applied and aid in navigating around the references. I shall certainly be using this resource in my future works, and wholeheartedly recommend it to all.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Johanna Hefer

    As always Jackson Dean Chase has outdone himself. I found 'How to write realistc monsters' to be very informative and entertaining at the same time. Jackson has opened a new world of writing to me with his 'How to' books, and as always he did not disappoint. I have recently started writing other genres than fantasy and romance, one of them which are 'demons'. I wanted to try my hand at a more darker genre, but I got stuck, needless to say. But with this book I was so inspired that I think, no, I k As always Jackson Dean Chase has outdone himself. I found 'How to write realistc monsters' to be very informative and entertaining at the same time. Jackson has opened a new world of writing to me with his 'How to' books, and as always he did not disappoint. I have recently started writing other genres than fantasy and romance, one of them which are 'demons'. I wanted to try my hand at a more darker genre, but I got stuck, needless to say. But with this book I was so inspired that I think, no, I know, I'm going to be able to do this. I found the part about demons extremely informative. I think this book came just in time for those Halloween enthusiast. Now you can start your 'scary' story. I was very intrigued by the sample and plot ideas after every monster and of course 'monster builder'. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to write their 'monsters' more realistically.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Julie

    Are you an author that uses monsters in your books? If you do than this book can do nothing but help you. Jackson Dean Chase shows you all the different ways to portray them. From how they look, walk, talk and even think. You will learn things about monsters you never knew before from different kinds of ghosts to creating your own type of monsters. You can create one, use a standard model and tweak it. Whatever you want to do Jackson has it covered in this book. A lot of books today have some fo Are you an author that uses monsters in your books? If you do than this book can do nothing but help you. Jackson Dean Chase shows you all the different ways to portray them. From how they look, walk, talk and even think. You will learn things about monsters you never knew before from different kinds of ghosts to creating your own type of monsters. You can create one, use a standard model and tweak it. Whatever you want to do Jackson has it covered in this book. A lot of books today have some form of monster in it. Don't miss out on reading this new "How To" book. Buy it today. You won't be sorry.

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