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2015-06-07 04:56 pm
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[sticky entry] Sticky: 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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2017-08-16 09:57 pm

time in its flight

sigh. I'm going to have to reel this story in. I moved too fast.
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2017-08-14 11:01 pm

clockpunk

 Pondering the sorts of imitation-of-modern-day technology that you could do with clockpunk.
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2017-08-14 10:37 pm

picture prompt

[community profile] picture_prompt_fun is still going strong.

At the moment, I'm particularly fond of my latest effort. You can read all of mine here

I philosophically note that a picture is much less flexible than a single word prompt. (Assuming the word is not absurdly genre-specific.) All that detail. . . .
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2017-08-11 09:21 pm

vignette challenge

This week's prompt is:
ill-fated

Anyone can join, with a 50-word vignette in the comments. Your vignette does not have to include the prompt term.

My efforts:
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2017-08-11 06:45 pm

Aye, Robot

Aye, Robot by Robert Kroese

Further adventures of Rex Nihilo and his faithful robot Sasha. Serious spoilers for Starship Grifters ahead.
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marycatelli: (Architect's Dream)
2017-08-08 08:59 pm

tidbits cross time

At first the Soviet regime glorified the murders of the tsar and his family, but as time wound on, they down-played them and started to portray them as a panicked reaction of underlings.

In the Lorcian code, the oldest Greek law we have, a free-born woman can not be accompanied by more than one slave woman, unless she was drunk.

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2017-08-08 08:00 pm

Starship Grifters

Starship Grifters by Robert Kroese

Action, adventure, and con games in outer space!

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2017-08-06 11:00 pm

writing challenge

The second one from [personal profile] lindahoyland , also listed here.

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2017-08-06 12:37 am

writing challenge

Another challenge from [personal profile] lindahoyland , listed here.

My efforts:

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2017-08-06 12:12 am

The Scarlet Pimpernel

The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska Orczy

Action! Adventure! Rescuing nobles from the horrors of the French Revolution in melodramatic style!
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2017-08-03 10:57 pm

vignette challenge

This week's prompt is:
explain

Anyone can join, with a 50-word vignette in the comments. Your vignette does not have to include the prompt term.

My efforts:

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2017-08-03 07:35 pm

superjobs

How many practicing superheroes would have jobs, anyway?

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2017-08-03 07:31 pm

A Fortunate Universe

A Fortunate Universe: Life in a Finely Tuned Cosmos by Geraint F. Lewis and Luke A. Barnes

About two-third physics and chemistry.  Carbon, neutrinos, inflation in the early universe, what Albert Einstein thought was his biggest mistake, what would make a universe dull, and more.  All discussing what tweaking the free parameters would do to this universe and life in it.  Much clarification of the Weak and Strong Anthropic Principles.

And then discussing questions this would raise, including the philosophical ones.
marycatelli: (sunset)
2017-08-01 11:17 pm

the shades of summer

Bright yellow in the lawn -- hawkweed in bloom -- and another yellow, the same shade, on the back of a bird, also with black, that jerks its head about to look at me.

Out of the corner of my eye I see a bug, and its size grabs my attention -- big even for a bumblebee -- but it flits on to a gladiolus and reveals itself as a hummingbird moth. Once you notice the resemblance, it looks tiny for a hummingbird, though a very large insect.

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2017-07-31 11:07 pm

inspiration is odd

I get inspiration from another work. Fortunately for me, it's an incidental point, or I took an element from the background and said, hmm, what if the exact opposite were true?

So little that it would be impossible to infer what the original was from my work.

BUT -- when I suffer from writer's block, for some reason, reading the original work, however unrelated, sometimes jogs loose that work.

sigh Sometimes the writing life is odd.
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2017-07-29 07:02 pm

first and third

The fun thing about writing little vignettes is that they may call for a first-person point-of-view who gets to make comments and express attitudes in a way a third-person narrator can't, but. . .

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marycatelli: (Golden Hair)
2017-07-29 05:21 pm

The Social Life of Books

The Social Life of Books: Reading Together in the Eighteenth-Century Home by Abigail Williams

All sorts of eighteenth century reading.  Works on elocution, lewd anecdotes to the Family Editions of works from Shakespeare onward, the problems with selling Shakespeare plays that hadn't actually been acted for over a century, the dangers of eyestrain and how having someone read aloud could protect your sight, reading associated knickknacks,  and more.
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2017-07-28 10:12 pm

the name of games

 That's one way to figure out how to name your characters. . . 

Take the one name you've figured out, search for an era, and pick the rest of the names from that era.

It's when this gave me the heroine's name that I knew this work.  And the odd thing is that Ottoline, the one character whose name I knew, does not linger for long.  But the 19th century names managed to cover all the characters.

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2017-07-27 11:28 pm

vignette challenge

This week's prompt is:
copper

Anyone can join, with a 50-word vignette in the comments. Your vignette does not have to include the prompt term.

My efforts:
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