KEY ELEMENTS PART A - SETTING CHAPTER 1 HOOKS TO BUILD SUSPENSE CHAPTER 2 PORTALS CHAPTER 3 TUNNELS PART B - FANTASY CHARACTERS CHAPTER 4 HEIGHT & SHAPE CHAPTER 5 HEAD & FACE CHAPTER 6 EYES CHAPTER 7 MOUTH, TEETH & EARS CHAPTER 8 HAIR & FACIAL HAIR CHAPTER 9 HANDS & FINGERS CHAPTER 10 VOICE CHAPTER 11 CLOTHES & WEAPONS PART C - MAGIC CHAPTER 12 MAGICAL INSTRUMENTS & INGREDIENTS CHAPTER 13 MAGICAL INTERACTION & REACTION PART D - SIEGES & BATTLES CHAPTER 14 ATTACKING A CASTLE, FORTRESS, OR WALLED CITY CHAPTER 15 DEFENDING A CASTLE, FORTRESS OR WALLED CITY CHAPTER 16 DAMAGE & DESTRUCTION CHAPTER 17 BATTLE CHAPTER 18 REACTION TO SIEGES & FIGHTING CHAPTER 19 REACTION TO INJURIES, WOUNDS & PAIN APPENDIX PLANNING A FANTASY STORY Plot Planning Sheet Hero Planning Sheet Villain Planning Sheet Creature Planning Sheet Fantasy Character Planning Sheet Object Planning Sheet S(C)IR - The Setting S(C)IR - Magic S(C)IR - Siege S(C)IR - Battles
Alison Wilcox has extensive teaching experience in schools in England and Scotland. Colleagues describe her methods as `innovative and inspirational to even the most reluctant of writers'.
"The book incorporates the essential skills and creative devices that are used in other genres while extending to themes of battle, sieges, magic and mystery to unleash children's imaginations. The outstanding feature of the books to me is the superb way in which they introduce a phenomenally wide vocabulary; a fundamental part of descriptive writing, but an area where inspiration can be sadly lacking - but not when these books are to hand! Fantasy is a hugely popular genre with young readers and the ideas in this book will really inspire them. A book not to be missed." - Sarah Brew, Parents in Touch