marycatelli: (A Birthday)
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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marycatelli: (sunset)
and more snow!

Not me, not yet, though Friday may be interesting, and the weekend worse.  No, what is happening is that I concluded some events will take place during winter.

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marycatelli: (Rapunzel)
Sent the party into danger. Had the heroine thinking about how she has no useful spells for the combat she thinks they are about to face. . . .

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marycatelli: (Golden Hair)
I'd Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life by Anne Bogel

About reading itself, not the contents of the books. Like, the effect of living by a library; staying up too late; what book turned you into the voracious reader; the perils of recommending books, and more.
marycatelli: (God Speed)
Happened on a discussion of D&D and why on earth are humans powerful and dominant when they are so much shorter-lived and so can't be so powerful, having less time to grow in power in their lives.

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marycatelli: (Golden Hair)
Magic, Witchcraft and Ghosts in the Greek and Roman Worlds: A Sourcebook by Daniel Ogden

A heavy book. It includes hundreds of translated passages from ancient sources about magic. They range all over.

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marycatelli: (Golden Hair)
The Last Unicorn: The Lost Journey by Peter S. Beagle

The original draft. Interesting for people who want to see how things can change. It's a dragon that tells her she's the last in the world, at that, and her interactions with the butterfly seem to convey more. (Hard to tell, it's incomplete.)

I think the plot and characters did not jell as well, partly because some elements in incongruous. But it has charming moments that had to go
marycatelli: (Baby)
Looking at rolling my own sorcerer bloodline type for GameLit. Third time I've done, because it's the third time I've had an idea with a major sorcerer character. . . .

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marycatelli: (Default)
In one thing, the novelist must be bound by the rules of writing and not by the rules of the game. Whatever homebrew rules he has to declare in effect for it.

Familiars? Animal companions? Intelligent swords?

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marycatelli: (Baby)
Ah, ideas. It's all very well to throw as many as possible into a tale, but sometimes they don't stick together. I was thinking at one point that the heroine would mention that she doesn't think that a crime lord is her father. To which the hero would say with some surprise that of course she isn't, he remembers when her father sold her to the crime lord.

The idea evolved. That crime lord became a woman -- fine, we can flip to mother -- and then a lion-folk. . . .

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marycatelli: (Cat)
So, if a D&D/Pathfinder game, or a GameLit novel, has a crime lord, what class should that character be?  Hmmmmm. . . . hmmmmm. . . .

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marycatelli: (Dawn)
As with gladness, men of old
Did the guiding star behold,
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marycatelli: (Rapunzel)
Should I give the main characters magical weapons?  They're high level, on one hand; on the other hand, they have other magical objects; on the third hand, they had a good opportunity to provide themselves with them in the origin story. . . .

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marycatelli: (Golden Hair)
Siege Tactics by Drew Hayes

Book 4 of Spells, Swords, & Stealth and not really a stand-alone. Spoilers for earlier volumes ahead.

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marycatelli: (Dawn)
See, amid the winter's snow,
Born for us on earth below,
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marycatelli: (Galahad)
Poking at the Gamelit story -- knew we had a sorceress/rogue and a rogue.  Let the other characters in the party emerge with the plot, so that they mold to what is needed by the story. . .

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marycatelli: (Dawn)
Still the night and calm the ocean,
Dazzling bright each wintry star;
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2019

Jan. 3rd, 2019 07:11 pm
marycatelli: (Default)
 I think I'm going to go on doing monthly goals.

I think I need to try more to finish works and kick them out the door.  Possibly even making it the goal more often.
marycatelli: (Dawn)
Tomorrow shall be my dancing day;
I would my true love did so chance
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marycatelli: (Rapunzel)
Looks like character generation is not done.  As in, the spells that I can give the character do not cover what the characterization requires.  

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marycatelli: (Dawn)
Awake, ye nations of the earth,
And celebrate the Savior’s birth;
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