08 April 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Deleted scenes — the lost prologue to Red Gold Bridge

Words: 1,525. Music. The KGSR compilation CD Broadcasts volume 16. (Note: I don’t like prologues. I think that the device is overused in fantasy and is relied upon by writers who don’t start in the right place. One exception is the prologue to G.R.R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire but let’s just say he’s […]

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01 April 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Deleted scenes — the map store

(Note:  If there is a scene that is at the heart of what I was trying to get at in Gordath Wood, it is this one. Gordath Wood is about getting lost between worlds. Maps don’t work. The Wood itself misleads travelers. A map only shows the trails, but it doesn’t show what is at […]

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25 March 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Deleted scenes — a walk in the woods

(Note: In the early versions of Gordath Wood, Lynn wandered around lost for a loooong time. While I wanted to get across the fear and tiredness of being lost in the woods, which is something that happened to me when I was twelve, pages and pages of it has the opposite effect on readers. It’s […]

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