DESIRING DRAGONS: creativity, imagination and the writer's quest by
Where do a writer's ideas come from? What motivates the act of writing? How can we keep going as writers, faced with the daily challenges of life? What place does fantasy & imagination have in the creative process? These and other questions will be explored upon our Quest...
In The Writer's Quest we will look at the journey of the writer, and how to keep going in not only the long process of writing a novel, but also in one's career. Unlike many 'How To Write...' books, it looks at 'what happens next' - after publication, when the journey really begins. In The Dragon's Hoard - Other Essays, tips for budding writers and further resources will be included.
‘Because Kevan Manwaring is a writer who loves and has travelled widely in the realms of fantasy fiction, his book is a trustworthy guide to the challenges, opportunities and enchantments that an adventurous imagination can discover there.’ Lindsay Clarke, Whitbread-prize winning novelist (The Chymical Wedding, The Water Theatre, and others)
My latest book is due to be published by Compass Books this year - (30th May 2014). Desiring Dragons: creativity, imagination and Writer's Quest is the culmination of 13 years' teaching experience (creative writing) and 21 books.
Compass Books, 2014