Wrede on Writing

Science fiction/Fantasy writer Patricia C. Wrede has published dozens of books in multiple series. Now, she shows beginning writers the ropes.

Author: Patricia C. Wrede

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ISBN: 1626812225

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Patricia C. Wrede has been a stalwart of the sci-fi/fantasy world for decades, publishing dozens of books across multiple series, storming bestseller lists and corralling accolades from critics and fans alike. Now, with brilliant insight and a sparkling wit, Wrede shows beginning writers the ropes in Wrede on Writing.

Wrede on Writing

A brilliant guide from a literary stalwart, Wrede on Writing is the book everyone with a novel under their beds or inside their heads should read.

Author: Patricia C. Wrede

Publisher: Diversion Books

ISBN: 9781626812215

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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The authoritative guide to the craft and business of writing. Patricia C. Wrede has been a stalwart of the sci-fi/fantasy world for decades, publishing dozens of books across multiple series, storming bestseller lists and corralling accolades from critics and fans alike. Now, with brilliant insight and a sparkling wit, Wrede shows beginning writers the ropes in Wrede on Writing. Wrede tackles all issues for writers, from the basic how-to’s to the more advanced topics on character development and worldbuilding. In her conversational tone, she gives writers the tips and tricks her experience has brought. After Wrede on Writing, authors will have the knowledge to put their tools to better use. Thinking of starting a book? Trying to finish one? Wrede on Writing will guide you towards that superior draft to send to agents, to publishers, and to readers. Before she became a successful full-time writer, Patricia C. Wrede worked in finance, and she also provides for authors an extensive look at how to manage the money—from royalties to determining the financial potential of your next project, Wrede provides authors with deep insight into the business of writing. A brilliant guide from a literary stalwart, Wrede on Writing is the book everyone with a novel under their beds or inside their heads should read.

The Raven Ring

In this book from Wrede’s acclaimed Lyra fantasy series, a young woman must fight for her life while on a quest to claim a magical family heirloomThree weeks after Eleret’s mother is killed, the messenger arrives with the tragic news.

Author: Patricia C. Wrede

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781453233641

Category: Fiction

Page: 346

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In this book from Wrede’s acclaimed Lyra fantasy series, a young woman must fight for her life while on a quest to claim a magical family heirloomThree weeks after Eleret’s mother is killed, the messenger arrives with the tragic news. She died far from home, succumbing to wounds sustained in battle, and Eleret must travel to reclaim her belongings. The overland journey to the city of Ciaron is treacherous, but Eleret has no fear. She straps a dagger to her leg and sets off to recover one of her mother’s prized possessions: a ring etched with a raven. Though she makes it to Ciaron safely, getting home is another story. Eleret doesn’t know what’s special about her mother’s ring, but someone wanted it badly enough to kill for it. To make it home in one piece, she must unlock the mysteries of the ring her mother died to protect.

Georgette Heyer History and Historical Fiction

Wrede, Patricia C. 'The Opening', Wrede on Writing (Pat's blog). 12 December 2010. https://www.pcwrede.com/the-opening/. Wrede, Patricia C. 'Viewpoint ...

Author: Samantha J. Rayner

Publisher: UCL Press

ISBN: 9781787357600

Category: Literary Criticism

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The Nonesuch is the name of one of Georgette Heyer’s most famous novels. It means a person or thing without equal, and Georgette Heyer is certainly that. Her historical works inspire a fiercely loyal, international readership and are championed by literary figures such as A. S. Byatt and Stephen Fry. Georgette Heyer, History, and Historical Fiction brings together an eclectic range of chapters from scholars all over the world to explore the contexts of Heyer’s career. Divided into four parts – gender; genre; sources; and circulation and reception – the volume draws on scholarship on Heyer and her contemporaries to show how her work sits in a chain of influence, and why it remains pertinent to current conversations on books and publishing in the twenty-first century. Heyer’s impact on science fiction is accounted for, as are the milieu she was writing in, the many subsequent works that owe Heyer’s writing a debt, and new methods for analysing these enduring books. From the gothic to data science, there is something for everyone in this volume; a celebration of Heyer’s ‘nonesuch’ status amongst historical novelists, proving that she and her contemporary women writers deserve to be read (and studied) as more than just guilty pleasures.

The Lyra Novels

“High-style fantasy and adventure” in the complete Lyra series by the author of the Enchanted Forest Chronicles (The New York Times).

Author: Patricia C. Wrede

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781453274705

Category: Fiction

Page: 1506

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“High-style fantasy and adventure” in the complete Lyra series by the author of the Enchanted Forest Chronicles (The New York Times). Shadow Magic: While Alkyra’s noblemen squabble, an ancient enemy, the Lithmern, raises an army. And as the head of the Noble House of Brenn attempts to organize an alliance, the princess Alethia celebrates her twentieth birthday. She is quick-witted, beautiful, and handy with a throwing knife. But on the next night, she passes through a dark corridor on her way to the banquet hall, and never emerges from the shadows. The Lithmern have kidnapped the princess. To find her way home, Alethia will have to learn to trust in the old tales, whose legends of magic and daring hold the only hope of saving her kingdom. Daughter of Witches: There is no worse time to visit Drinn than during the Midwinter Festival, when the city gates are sealed so that no outsider can witness the temple’s secret rituals. In an inn, where a young woman named Ranira works as an indentured servant for a brutal innkeeper, three guests have overstayed their welcome. Attempting to protect Ranira from her master’s cruelty, the three reveal their magical powers and attract the attention of the temple guards. Now, to save her new friends from certain death, Ranira must unleash the power that cost her parents their lives. The Harp of Imach Thyssel: When Emereck and Flindaran leave a caravan in search of adventure, it isn’t long before they stumble upon great danger. Emereck, a trained minstrel, and Flindaran, a nobleman masquerading as a tramp, have found a long-abandoned castle, and in it, one of Lyra’s most sought-after treasures: the Harp of Imach Thyssel. To keep it from falling into the wrong hands, Emereck will have to learn to harness its strength to create and destroy, with the fate of the kingdom hanging in the balance. Caught in Crystal: For more than a decade, Kayl has run a modest country inn. She opened it with her husband, and they managed it together until a summer illness took him away, leaving her alone with their two children. The three of them get by, living happily together as the years pass, but everything changes the day a sorceress named Corrana asks for a room. Now, to save her family and her world, Kayl will have to unlock a side of herself that she buried long ago. The Raven Ring: When Eleret’s mother is killed, she must travel to reclaim the belongings her mother left behind. The overland journey to the city of Ciaron is treacherous, but Eleret has no fear. She straps a dagger to her leg and sets off to recover one of her mother’s prized possessions: a ring etched with a raven. Eleret doesn’t know what’s special about her mother’s ring, but someone wanted it badly enough to kill for it. And to make it home in one piece, she’ll need to unlock the mysteries of the ring her mother died to protect.

Points of Departure

This collection is perfect for fans of both titans of the genre, and will bring equal parts thrilled gasps and charmed smiles to readers everywhere. “This deeply enjoyable journey to Liavek will be of interest to longtime fans and ...

Author: Patricia C. Wrede

Publisher: Diversion Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 9781626815544

Category: Fiction

Page: 364

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Stories of Liavek lore from two stalwarts of science fiction—the author of the Enchanted Forest Chronicles and the author of the Secret Country Trilogy. The setting for a series of stories by popular science fiction authors, Liavek is a hot, busy trade city, situated on the southern shore of the Sea of Luck at the mouth of the Cat River. In Liavek, magic is based on one’s “birth luck” and the length of time one’s mother was in labor, but it can only be used to power spells after it’s invested in some object outside oneself—a difficult and deadly task. . . . From that mad and wonderful seed, Wrede and Dean create an enthralling set of stories, where a god is trapped in the body of a chipmunk, where a play has the potential to incite a riot and change a nation, and where a family is coming apart at the seams—and going to enormous lengths to stitch itself back together. All of the stories are tied together by the unforgettable character of Granny, Ka’Riatha—the one the Book of Curses calls the Guardian of the S’Rian Gods. Granny moves through each story, casting spells and bringing her tart brand of wisdom to a world come undone. This collection is perfect for fans of both titans of the genre, and will bring equal parts thrilled gasps and charmed smiles to readers everywhere. “This deeply enjoyable journey to Liavek will be of interest to longtime fans and newcomers alike.” —Publishers Weekly

The Mislaid Magician

This ebook features illustrated biographies of Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the authors’ personal collections.

Author: Patricia C. Wrede

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781453254684

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 330

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Family affairs don’t stop cousins Cecelia and Kate from their magical duties in Regency England—“A thoroughly enchanting confection” (Kirkus Reviews). It’s been a decade since Kate and Cecelia foiled Napoleon’s plot to reclaim the French crown. The cousins now have estates, children, and a place at the height of wizarding society. It is 1828, and though magic remains at the heart of the British Empire, a new power has begun to make itself felt across England: the steam engine. As iron tracks crisscross the countryside, the shaking of the locomotives begins to disrupt the workings of English magic, threatening the very foundations of the Empire. A foreign wizard on a diplomatic mission to England vanishes, and the Prime Minister sends Cecelia’s husband to investigate. In order to accompany her husband to the north of England, Cecelia leaves her children in Kate’s care. As Cecelia and James fight for the future of magic, Kate is left with a no less daunting problem: how to care for a gaggle of disobedient, spell-casting tots. This ebook features illustrated biographies of Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the authors’ personal collections.

Talking to Dragons

The humorous young adult fantasy series comes to a close as a young prince begins a heroic quest—he just doesn’t know it yet.

Author: Patricia C. Wrede

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547545585

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 272

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The humorous young adult fantasy series comes to a close as a young prince begins a heroic quest—he just doesn’t know it yet. One day, Daystar's mom, Cimorene, hands him a magic sword and kicks him out of the house. Daystar doesn't know what he is supposed to do with the magic sword, but knowing Cimorene, he's sure it must involve a dragon or two! “Volume number four opens 16 years after Calling on Dragons…with King Menenbar still imprisoned in his castle by wizard's spells, and Queen Cimorene living quietly at the Forest edge, raising their son Daystar…until he's old enough to wield the magic sword and free his father…The characters and their effervescent dialogue continue to charm.”—Kirkus Reviews

Daughter of Witches

In a series packed with “high-style fantasy and adventure,” a servant girl’s dormant magic awakens—from the author of the Enchanted Forest Chronicles (The New York Times).

Author: Patricia C. Wrede

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781453233610

Category: Fiction

Page: 218

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In a series packed with “high-style fantasy and adventure,” a servant girl’s dormant magic awakens—from the author of the Enchanted Forest Chronicles (The New York Times). Drinn is not a safe place to be a witch. Ranira knows that better than most, for when she was just a child, the temple guards burned her parents at the stake for practicing magic. Now an indentured servant for a brutal innkeeper, she lives every day with the shame of her parents’ alleged crime. There is no worse time to visit Drinn than during the Midwinter Festival, when the city gates are sealed so that no outsider can witness the temple’s secret rituals. And at Ranira’s inn, three guests have overstayed their welcome. Attempting to protect Ranira from her master’s cruelty, the three reveal their magical powers and attract the attention of the temple guards. Now, to save her new friends from certain death, Ranira must unleash the power that cost her parents their lives.

Dealing with Dragons

This updated edition features a new introduction by the author. “The story is full of excitement, sly references to the staples of fantasy and fairy tales, and good humor.

Author: Patricia C. Wrede

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547538648

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 244

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Meet the princess who rescues herself and the female dragon who would be king in this first fantasy adventure in the Enchanted Forest Chronicles. The traditional duties of a princess fail to please Cimorene, the daughter of a very proper king. She is quite sure that there’s more to the world than curtseying and courting. And what she finds in her chosen career as a dragon’s princess is sometimes more than she can handle. But fear not! Our intrepid heroine has just what it takes to keep her dragon, Kazul, safe and happy, while learning to fireproof herself, organize the treasure trove, and stay free from the clutches of pesky princes. This updated edition features a new introduction by the author. “The story is full of excitement, sly references to the staples of fantasy and fairy tales, and good humor. Cimorene is of a sisterhood that includes Menolly, the dragonsinger of Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonsong; and Avi’s Morwenna of Bright Shadow, but Wrede’s delightful voice is all her own.”—School Library Journal (starred review). “What a charmer! A decidedly diverting novel with plenty of action and . . . laugh-out-loud reading pleasure.”—Booklist (starred review) “Smoothly written and ingenious fantasy. Both Cimorene and her dragon are firmly drawn, tough-minded females who refuse to conform to stereotypes (being female doesn’t prevent a dragon from becoming king). The touch of feminist persuasion only adds to the story’s charm.”—Kirkus Reviews “This was a delightful read, in every sense.”—SFF Book Reviews

Calling on Dragons

Combining suspense, playfulness, and witty repartee, the story is just good fun.”—Booklist “A treat from start to finish.”—VOYA “A captivating and convincing fantasy that sets the stage (and whets the appetite) for future ...

Author: Patricia C. Wrede

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547537931

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 274

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Those wicked wizards are back—and they've become very smart. Sort of. They intend to take over the Enchanted Forest once and for all . . . unless Cimorene finds a way to stop them. And some people think being queen is easy.

Gospel Writing

... the Hebrew gospel referred to by Papias and other patristic writers. ... For Schweitzer, Reimarus and Wrede represent not only the beginning and end of ...

Author: Francis Watson

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802840547

Category: Religion

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That there are four canonical versions of the one gospel story is often seen as a problem for Christian faith: where gospels multiply, so too do apparent contradictions that may seem to undermine their truth claims. In Gospel Writing Francis Watson argues that differences and tensions between canonical gospels represent opportunities for theological reflection, not problems for apologetics. Watson presents the formation of the fourfold gospel as the defining moment in the reception of early gospel literature -- and also of Jesus himself as the subject matter of that literature. As the canonical division sets four gospel texts alongside one another, the canon also creates a new, complex, textual entity more than the sum of its parts. A canonical gospel can no longer be regarded as a definitive, self-sufficient account of its subject matter. It must play its part within an intricate fourfold polyphony, and its meaning and significance are thereby transformed. In elaborating these claims, Watson proposes nothing less than a new paradigm for gospel studies — one that engages fully with the available noncanonical material so as to illuminate the historical and theological significance of the canonical.

Sorcery Cecelia

Two young ladies contend with the Royal College of Wizards in Regency London: First in the series filled with “magical twists and turns” (San Diego Union-Tribune).

Author: Patricia C. Wrede

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781453254677

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 324

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Two young ladies contend with the Royal College of Wizards in Regency London: First in the series filled with “magical twists and turns” (San Diego Union-Tribune). Since they were children, cousins Kate and Cecelia have been inseparable. But in 1817, as they approach adulthood, their families force them to spend a summer apart. As Cecelia fights boredom in her small country town, Kate visits London to mingle with the brightest lights of English society. At the initiation of a powerful magician into the Royal College of Wizards, Kate finds herself alone with a mysterious witch who offers her a sip from a chocolate pot. When Kate refuses the drink, the chocolate burns through her dress and the witch disappears. It seems that strange forces are convening to destroy a beloved wizard, and only Kate and Cecelia can stop the plot. But for two girls who have to contend with the pressures of choosing dresses and beaux for their debuts, deadly magic is only one of their concerns. This ebook features illustrated biographies of Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the authors’ personal collections.

The 100 Most Popular Young Adult Authors

{Jantasy "I started writing fiction in the seventh grade," Patricia C. Wrede told Kenneth R. Shepherd, "and never really stopped in spite of the fact that ...

Author: Bernard Alger Drew

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 1563086158

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 531

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Offers brief biographies, annotated listings of each author's works, and suggestions for additional reading

Shadow Magic

These are magic woods, home to fabled creatures whose existence she has always doubted. To find her way home, Alethia will have to learn to trust in the old tales, whose legends of magic and daring hold the only hope of saving her kingdom.

Author: Patricia C. Wrede

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781453233603

Category: Fiction

Page: 284

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A princess fights a faceless enemy in a forest filled with magic in this tale of “high-style fantasy and adventure” from the author of Dealing with Dragons (The New York Times). Trouble is brewing in Alkyra. While the kingdom’s noblemen squabble, on their borders an ancient enemy, the Lithmern, raises an army. As the head of the Noble House of Brenn attempts to organize an alliance, the princess Alethia celebrates her twentieth birthday. She is a remarkable woman: quick-witted, beautiful, and handy with a throwing knife. But on the next night, she passes through a dark corridor on her way to the banquet hall, and never emerges from the shadows. The Lithmern have kidnapped the princess. When Alethia regains consciousness, an evil Lithmern with a face made of shadows is carrying her through the forest. These are magic woods, home to fabled creatures whose existence she has always doubted. To find her way home, Alethia will have to learn to trust in the old tales, whose legends of magic and daring hold the only hope of saving her kingdom.

The Cecelia and Kate Novels

Blending history, romance, and magic, these charming novels from the author of the Enchanted Forest Chronicles will delight anyone who loves Harry Potter or Susannah Clarke’s Jonathan Strange & Mr Norell.

Author: Patricia C. Wrede

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781497677838

Category: Young Adult Fiction

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A trio of bewitching novels featuring devoted cousins who must juggle their magical powers with their duties as ladies in Regency-era England. Enter Regency-era England—and a world in which magical mayhem and high society go hand in hand—with three novels featuring cousins Cecelia and Kate. In Sorcery & Cecelia, the two cousins have been inseparable since girlhood. But in 1817, Kate goes to London to make her debut into English society, leaving Cecelia behind to fight boredom in her small country town. While visiting the Royal College of Wizards, Kate stumbles on a plot to destroy a beloved sorcerer—and only Cecelia can help her save him. In The Grand Tour, Cecelia and Kate, along with their husbands, are inaugurating married life with a trip to the Continent. When a mysterious woman in Calais gives Cecelia a package intended for Kate’s mother-in-law, however, the two young wives realize they must spend their honeymoons preventing an emperor-in-exile named Napoleon from reclaiming the French crown. In The Mislaid Magician, it is 1828 and the cousins are now society matrons. The steam engine is announcing its arrival and the shaking of the locomotives begins to disrupt England’s ancient, underground magical ley lines. When the disappearance of a foreign diplomat threatens to become an international incident, Cecelia departs to fight for the future of magic—leaving Kate to care for a gaggle of disobedient, spell-casting tots. Blending history, romance, and magic, these charming novels from the author of the Enchanted Forest Chronicles will delight anyone who loves Harry Potter or Susannah Clarke’s Jonathan Strange & Mr Norell.

Searching for Dragons

This updated edition features a new introduction by the author and fantastic new packaging. “Wrede's tongue-in-cheek humor balances well with sweet adolescent discovery, and the result is another winning chapter in a delightful tale ...

Author: Patricia C. Wrede

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547544588

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 264

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As this young adult fantasy series continues, a princess must join forces with the king of the Enchanted Forest to find a missing dragon. Cimorene, the princess who refuses to be proper, is back—but where is Kazul the dragon? That's what Cimorene is determined to find out! This updated edition features a new introduction by the author and fantastic new packaging. “Wrede's tongue-in-cheek humor balances well with sweet adolescent discovery, and the result is another winning chapter in a delightful tale.”—School Library Journal “Sensible princess Cimorene meets sensible king Mendanbar of the Enchanted Forest, and they sensibly decide to get married—but not before each mistakes the other for those greatest of twits, the pompous hero and the simpering princess…This sequel to revisionist-fabulist Wrede's Dealing with Dragons (1990) is as sprightly as the original…A refreshing romp.”—Kirkus Reviews “Dealing as it does with dragon-napping and magic-stealing, this sequel…puts a whimsical spin on familiar fairy-tale elements.”—Publishers Weekly

Understanding the Fourth Gospel

... and his work was written under his aegis if not under his direction . ... at the beginning of this century by William Wrede , who when writing on John ...

Author: John Ashton

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198263538

Category: Fiction

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This is the first comprehensive study of St John's Gospel for nearly forty years. The author provides new and coherent answers to its two most important questions: the position of the Gospel in the history of Christian thought, and its central or governing idea. In the course of the book, helooks at the Gospel from a variety of viewpoints: historical, literary, and theological. The discussion is balanced and comprehensive and brings into play questions of origins, content, and readership. Detailed exegetical arguments that advance scholarly debate, and intricate questions ofspecialized concern, are for the most part dealt with conveniently in five major excursuses. All non-English sources are translated.

Theology of the New Testament

How far the writers' own points of view diverged from later doctrinal schemes is matter for debate, but Wrede's principle was accepted by some New Testament ...

Author: Rudolf Bultmann

Publisher: Baylor University Press

ISBN: 9781932792935

Category: Religion

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It is difficult to overestimate the singularity of Rudolf Bultmann. Bultmann's Theology of the New Testament changed the course of New Testament interpretation and has continued to influence the field until today. As ambitious in scope as it is consistent in method, Bultmann's volume asks and provides answers to the big questions. Bultmann also found a way to wed a sober-minded commitment to historical reconstruction to his deep desire for the New Testament to speak to contemporary humans.