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The Alyscrai
Book I of the Looking Glass of Souls

What might have happened had H.G. Wells met Lewis Carroll at Jules Vern's party, The Alyscrai, a rhapsody on Alice in Wonderland and War of the Worlds, is the story of a young woman coming of age in the California of an alternate 1898 with lemur-like familiars, 30-foot-tall war machines, and an omnipresent religion.

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Surviving the Writing Life
How to Write for Money Without Going Crazy

Learn what it takes to participate in the great conversation of published writing and how to do so while keeping your sanity—and your dreams—intact

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Professional Relationships
How to Deal with the Characters you Can't Re-Write

Discover how the empathy that enables you to write compelling characters is also the key to dealing with all the people who will help publish and, more importantly, who will read your work.

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Sustainable Creativity
How to Enjoy a Committed, Long-term Relationship with your Muse

Clear away the myths about where good ideas come from and uncover the secret to a lifetime of consistent creativity.

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Story Theory
How to Write Like J.R.R. Tolkien in Three Easy Steps

Learn why a good story needs nothing more or less than a beginning, middle, and end, why the three simple steps are, lather, rinse, and repeat, and why it takes a lifetime of study to master the depth and subtlety of those seemingly simple ideas.

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Verisimilitude
How Illusions, Confidence Games, and Skillful Lying can Improve Your Fiction

Explore the ways in which the arts of mimicry, misdirection, and deception are essential for fiction that satisfies readers.

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Character and Archetype
How to Make Readers Fall in Love with your Imaginary Friends

Transform your cardboard-cut-out characters into real, relatable people by deepening your understanding of the dynamics of the human experience such as the archetype of the hero's journey.

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Artisan Publishing
Why to Choose the Road Less Traveled

The once well-ordered world of publishing has been turned upside down. Discover how to chart a course among the new opportunities and pitfalls by publishing on your own terms.

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The Masterful Writing Collection

Comprising the Dunlith Hill Writing Guides to Story Theory, Verisimilitude, and Character and Archetype.

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Authors

deren.hansen@dunlithhill.com Deren Hansen, author of the Dunlith Hill Writing Guides.
d.h.aidan@dunlithhill.com D.H. Aidan, author of The Looking Glass of Souls.