Phantastic Fiction

Phantastic Fiction Matthew J Pallamary S Popular Phantastic Fiction Workshop Has Been A Staple Of The Santa Barbara Writers Conference And The Southern California Writer S Conference For Over Twenty Five Years He Has Also Lectured At Numerous Other Venues And Led His Own Weekend Intensive Workshops.Matt Has Spent Extended Time In The Jungles, Mountains, And Deserts Of North, Central, And South America Pursuing His Studies Of Shamanism And Ancient Cultures Through His Research Into Both The Written Word And The Ancient Beliefs Of Shamanism, He Has Uncovered The Heart Of What A Story Really Is And Integrated It Into Core Dramatic Concepts That Also Have Their Basis In Shamanism.His Memoir Spirit Matters, Which Details His Journeys To Peru, Working With Shamanic Plant Medicines Took First Place In The San Diego Book Awards Spiritual Book Category, And Was An Award Winning Finalist In The National Best Book Awards Spirit Matters Is Available As An Audio Book.His Historical Novel Of First Contact Between Shamans And Jesuits In 18th Century South America, Titled, Land Without Evil, Was Published By Charles Publishing And Received Rave Reviews Along With A San Diego Book Award It Was Also Adapted Into A Full Length Stage And Sky Show, Co Written By Agent Red With Matt Pallamary, Directed By Agent Red, And Performed By Sky Candy, An Austin Texas Aerial Group The Making Of The Show Was The Subject Of A PBS Series, Arts In Context Episode, Which Garnered An EMMY Nomination. Matthew Pallamary has done a service to every writer by creating this in depth, thought provoking, and invaluable resource With mastery and insight from a shamanistic perspective, Pallamary presents a comprehensive guide to what it takes to be a successful fiction writer He leaves no stone unturned, and delivers on each page His knowledge is vast, and his sage advice is straightforward and detailed, making it easy for writers to follow Do yourself a favor, read this book, then read it again Matthew Pallamary has done a service to every writer by creating this in depth, thought provoking, and invaluable resource With mastery and insight from a shamanistic perspective, Pallamary presents a comprehensive guide to what it takes to be a successful fiction writer He leaves no stone unturned, and delivers on each page His knowledge is vast, and hi
The big warning my review has to come with is that if I were to start listing the people who taught me how to write, Matt is number two on the list But that s also the big positive.In some ways, this book is a window back twenty years to Matt s pre workshop lectures, that were so helpful to me when I was starting out Every topic is covered, quick and to the point I can guarantee you, having started with a good portion of this advice myself, reading this will give you a magnificent leg up at t The big warning my review has to come with is that if I were to start listing the people who taught me how to write, Matt is number two on the list But that s also the big positive.In some ways, this book is a window back twenty years to Matt s pre workshop lectures, that were so helpful to me when I was starting out Every topic is covered, quick and to the point I can guarantee you, having started with a good portion of this advice myself, reading this will give you a magnificent leg up at the beginning of your writing career If you re just starting out creative writing, this advice is better than gold For those a bit farther on in their path, this isreminders and reviews but the quick nature of the sections make it intensely accessible as a memory refresher.I also have to say this is the most spiritual creative writing book I ve ever read His long study of Shamanism shines as the central metaphor of the book The idea of the story as a flow o
I received this book in a goodreads giveaway It is a solid guide for would be fiction authors as it takes a step by step approach to the important elements that need to be considered in writing a story Pallamary s use of exemplary texts gives additional support to clarify the points he