Writing the paranormal novel : techniques and exercises for weaving supernatural elements into your story / by Steven Piziks.
Cincinnati, Ohio : Writer's Digest Books, 2011.
265 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Part I. Gathering the elements: the nature of the paranormal; elements and elementals; the paranormal at large; seeking the paranormal; the paradox of cliches -- Part II. Summoning the characters: supernatural characters; magic and the super hero; keeping it real -- Part III. Casting the words: thinking big and small: arc, plot, and subplot; fight scenes and flashbacks: how to handle paranormal pacing; language and dialogue; paranormal polish; the real challenges -- Part IV. Banishing the book: the reality; destruction and creation.