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Desiring Dragons Creativity, Imagination and the Writer's Quest

Paperback (30 May 2014) | English

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Author of The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien, talked of 'desiring dragons'; that he would prefer 'a wilderness of dragons' to the bleak territory of the unimaginative critic. The genre of Fantasy (including Science Fiction and its various sub-genres in TV, film & computer games) has never been more popular. This book seeks to examine why this might be and why so many are tempted to write Fantasy fiction. Tolkien suggested how 'consolation' is an important criteria of the Fairy Tale: we look at how writing Fantasy can be consoling in itself, as well as a portal to Fantastic Realms for the reader. Along the way famous dragons of myth, legend and fiction will be encountered - from Grendel to Smaug. The riddles of dragons will be tackled and their hoard unlocked.

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Compass Books

Compass Books

Compass books focuses on practical and informative ‘how-to’ books for writers. Written by experienced authors who also have extensive experience of tutoring at the most popular creative writing workshops, the books offer an insight into the more specialised niches of the publishing game.

Book information

ISBN: 9781782795834
Publisher: Compass Books
Imprint: Compass Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 808.38766
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xxi, 264
Weight: 284g
Height: 216mm
Width: 144mm
Spine width: 19mm