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[sticky post] My Wizard's Wood Press works

A list of everything I've published under Wizard's Wood Press, and where to find it, in a sticky posting.

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life imitates art

Last night, I was typing along.  A character woke up with the fragments of an odd dream, and over the breakfast table, the other characters talked about how they had the oddest dreams that night.

And then I went to bed and had the oddest dreams.  Woke up three times from them. 

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the game of names

Chinese Fairy Tales and Fantasies

Chinese Fairy Tales and Fantasies by Moss Roberts

A bit inaccurately named. Many legends and anecdotes, generally with magic or ghosts or other uncanny business, quite a few without. Many moral tales, many tales of Taoist masters, tales of fools or tricksters.

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to Thee;
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plot, corners, and speed

Some time ago, I gave a king a lot of prisoners -- soldiers he had captured in war -- and some time after that, I made the main characters that king's prisoners, under allegations that they are sorcerers.

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naming brothers

Was naming a pair of brothers Fortunato and Per.

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Aru Shah and the End of Time

Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi

Three of Aru's schoolmates discover she lives at the museum and come to scorn her and the statues of Indian gods there, and bait her into lighting the lamp she knows is cursed.

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winter reading

A prince is in a snow-bound kingdom for the winter. He persuades its queen to let him do a lot of reading.

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Understanding Conflict

Understanding Conflict: (and What It Really Means) by Janice Hardy

A how-to-write book.

What is conflict, how it relates to tension, how it differs from character arc (which you may not need), the importance of goal and motives for everyone, obstacles and whether they move the story forward -- and more.

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