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Wayland Smith

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In My Brother's Name

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Cadre Clash (Wildside, #1)

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Wildside: Cadre Clash

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The Machine Stops

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In A Discovery of Witches, we met Diana, a modern witch, a truly remarkable book, and a vampire named Matthew, among many others. Diana's powers aren't working right, and things are getting dangerous, with this strange book likely holding the answers ...more
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The story is recorded even when she is unsure of how it goes and now someone else follows after her, reading. Looking for the ending.”
The “she” Simon is talking about here is me of course. I got lost in these pages in the deep over and over again, but I kept writing and rewriting and following the story down, looping tunnels and dead ends and back again until I found the right path. And the someone else following after me is you, the reader, of course. Hello, hello, hello. Thank you for following all the way down. You can also follow Erin Morgenstern using the button on the top of this page to be one of the first to get future exclusive news from her on Goodreads.
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“We are the stars,” he answers, as though it is the most obvious of facts afloat in a sea of metaphors and misdirections. “We are all stardust and stories.”
I have always liked the “we are all made of stars” concept and my friend Liberty Hardy would often sign off Twitter for the day with things like “good night, star bits” so I had it kicking around the back of my head as something to potentially work in somewhere, but I wanted to make it my own since the sentiment is a classic one. Once I settled on “we are all stardust and stories” I didn’t know where it would go or who would say it, or if maybe it would be carved on a wall or found scrawled in the margin of a significant book. But then it was a perfect answer to a question and Simon was the ...more
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“No, each one’s different. They have similar elements, though. All stories do, no matter what form they take. Something was, and then something changed. Change is what a story is, after all.”
I had “change is what a story is” written in a notebook, circled and underlined after years of trying to distill the concept of story into as simple of terms as I could. This book slowly morphed from a book about books into a book about stories and I thought a lot about what that meant, exactly. I kept coming back to the idea that a book is a fixed narrative but a story is malleable. A story can change through telling and retelling but which one is the story? They’re all the story. And a story itself hinges on times of change, on those moments with meaning. Once something was and then ...more
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" My wife, who is my first and best proofer, and I have an ongoing war about hyphens. Glad it's not just me. Your writing is amazing. "
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“Spiritual but not religious,” Zachary clarifies. He doesn’t say what he is thinking, which is that his church is held-breath story listening and late-night-concert ear-ringing rapture and perfect-boss fight-button pressing. That his religion is buried in the silence of freshly fallen snow, in a carefully crafted cocktail, in between the pages of a book somewhere after the beginning but before the ending.
I get very particular about the rhythm of the words and the sentences and how everything flows and here I really wanted this to sound like a poem, like a mantra, like a spell. This is a book filled with forgotten gods and this is where we start to remember them, to blur the veil between the regular world and the otherworld, and part of the way we do that is to realize where those worlds have always overlapped. This is one of my favorite things I’ve ever written and copyedits made me realize how bad I am at hyphenating.
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From the early days of the Doctor and Amy, before Rory joined them, comes a tale of secret government projects, strange events, and aliens screwing around on Earth. Or, for the Doctor, Thursday.

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