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Discover why L. Frank Baum was only half-correct when he devised "a modern fairy tale...where the heartaches nightmares are left out."
Discover why L. Frank Baum was only half-correct when he devised "a modern fairy tale...where the heartaches nightmares are left out."

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We are setting up a brand new home at www.hiddenhistoryofoz.com. That will be our home for the foreseeable future. Come visit, subscribe to the the Emerald Observer, the newsletter of the Hidden History of Oz and author Tarl Telford. You can click your…
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What is an epistolary novel? Simply put, it is a story told through letters. The most well-known (to me) is The Screwtape Letters, written by C.S. Lewis. The Glinda Letters creates a bridge of history between The Hidden History of Oz stories (specifically…
Epistolary Novels - letter by letter
Epistolary Novels - letter by letter
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The Glinda Letters is published and available for purchase on Amazon, Smashwords, or wherever you purchase ebooks. If you are more of a traditionalist, and prefer hard copies, you can buy a paperback copy from Amazon. Why are The Glinda Letters important…
Writing The Glinda Letters
Writing The Glinda Letters
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The Glinda Letters is nearing the moment of publication. I wanted all of you to be the first to see the new cover design. The Glinda Letters is an epistolary novel composed of letters written by Glinda and sent to the Wizard, Oscar Diggs, while he is in a…
The Glinda Letters - Cover Reveal
The Glinda Letters - Cover Reveal
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I’m excited to show off the new covers designed for The Witch Queens trilogy. These books are available in ebook or paperback. Find them where you buy your ebooks, or in paperback on Amazon.
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How "A Wrinkle In Time" taught me to believe, despite imperfection.

Even if I had gotten my money back, it was - in some ways - the end of my world. I had never had to leave a story like this before. I had never seen a book that was broken when it was new.
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This afternoon I visited The Wonderful Wizard of Oz exhibit in Grapevine, Texas. There were reproductions of character art by original Oz artist W.W. Denslow. The exhibit included educational stations to learn about the brain, heart, courage, tornadoes,…
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Interviewing a Fictional Character. 35 questions to get inside your character's head.

We’ve all been through the get-to-know-you stage in meeting new people. Whether it is at work, or at school, or just moving to a new place, getting to know new people is difficult. It is made more difficult by the walls erected to keep our own personality…
Interviewing a Fictional Character
Interviewing a Fictional Character
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New post: Can Subtlety Work in Action Tropes?

On Storymonger’s blog, I read a thought-provoking post: Four Action Tropes that Need to be Revolutionized in fiction. Could I come up with a subtle blend of tropes that revolutionized the action sequences in question? There’s only one way to find out.
Can Subtlety Work in Action Tropes?
Can Subtlety Work in Action Tropes?
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The #dreaming mind does not fear the blank page. A Noctuary for Your Thoughts

Noc´tu`a`ry n.1. A record of what passes in the night; a nightly journal; – distinguished from diary. If you could see the future, would you write it down to remember? If you could see the past, would it be important to record it? If you saw honestly,…
A Noctuary for Your Thoughts
A Noctuary for Your Thoughts
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