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Liam Wood
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Weaver of worlds through words
Weaver of worlds through words

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How do you adapt the movie technique of a training montage into prose form?

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The following is a piece of flash fiction I wrote yesterday for the express purpose of writing it in permanent marker on a hydration backpack.  Thus, the story itself is neither polished nor meant to be very good.  I can’t remember what gave me the idea,…

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Fantasy has a funny way of calling things magic that aren’t really magic. Isn’t that Brandon Sanderson’s message?  All magic is just science we haven’t explored yet.  There are systems we can’t see, but since the world isn’t outright chaos, we can dig…

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Creepiness is a science. Well, it’s a word that describes a feeling to be evoked.  Evoking that feeling is a science.  Some people might be born with this instinctively, inspiring it in everything and everyone he or she (usually he) encounters.  Others…

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This review is spoiler-free. Good news: This book wasn’t as bad as some books I’ve read recently! Bad news: It also wasn’t very good. As the third book of a trilogy, this book had some living up to do. The first book was wildly creative and excellent. The…

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I’m not a great micro-editor. I write instinctually; sometimes a long sentence feels good, sometimes a short one.  I mess around, but don’t put much thought into it.  When editing, however, I’m not in the moment— I can’t tap into that instinct.  Often I…

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A couple weeks ago, the basic training for my school began. I had gone through this training a year before, but this year I volunteered to work.  I wanted to help people grow and get good things out of the experience.  Someone had trained me who I…

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Here’s a fun fact: there’s a difference between teaching and performing. I love doing both.  I love helping other people learn stuff that I enjoyed learning.  I also love showing off what I’ve taught myself.  But sometimes, when I’ve learned something…

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Howdy!  A couple nights ago my sisters and I got together to write a song.  I told them it would take less than twenty minutes, but we took about five times that.  Nevertheless, we emerged from the darkness with a song which, out of the two I’ve written,…

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With the end of Spoon-Fed Camel, I have turned my attention toward editing my previous novel, The Tailor’s Song.  I almost can’t believe I didn’t post here when I finished that novel— I had a blast writing it, and personally I think it’s my best yet.  But…
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