Because of problems with spammers, it was necessary to set an editing password. Charles de Lint fans should not have a problem with this: it's Jilly's surname, all in lower case letters. If you can't figure it out, please email me at Librarius AT thewordwood DOT com.
Welcome to the Wordwood.
If you found your way onto this website, you are very likely a Charles de Lint (aka "CdL") fan. If not click on the "Charles de Who?" link and find out more about him and his books.
If you're unfamiliar with the whole concept of Wiki, you could do a lot worse than to click on this: WikiWikiWeb and find out more for yourself.
In a nutshell, the idea behind this Wordwood Wiki is that you as visitors and fans can edit the pages in this website and help create something similar to Charles de Lint's "Wordwood" website from his Newford novels.
The idea behind this particular website was born on LiveJournal (LJ) in the CdL fan community. The ingenious Heather ("callwolf" on LJ) had the idea to collate a list of all characters in CdL's Newford books and publish this on the Internet, along the lines of "Six Degrees of Newford", to find out how all the characters relate to each other. Quickly, a new LiveJournal community was born, and eager fans volunteered to make notes of all characters while reading the books.
In December 2004, Thorsten ("cream_t" on LJ, "Librarius" on this website) registered the domain thewordwood.info in order to create a website for the CdL fan community. The idea of a Wiki was there, but no plan for content. In April 2005, it all came together and this project was born.
In March 2012, the domain "thewordwood.com" became available and Librarius snapped it up, redirecting it to the website you're reading now.
This website is fully reliant on us - its users! It will grow with your input and die if you neglect it. There is a slim chance that it will take on a life of it's own, like its namesake thewordwood.com in the novels and stories - who knows? But it is more likely that we will have to fill it with content ourselves, slowly and hopefully steadily over weeks, months and years.
Again, welcome to the Wordwood. We hope you will become part of this project and enjoy helping create a Real Life Fantasy!!!
Before you start entering the WordWood (see links on the left), please have a read through some of the basics about the more technical aspects of this project.
All books are listed on Books.HomePage - please add books you think are missing from there to the list. Books are also listed on the page of each of its characters.
Each book will have its own page (in the Books group) once someone's written an entry for it. To write an entry, click on the book title anywhere you find it and start typing away.
You can write however little or much about each book as you want. The title and a list of its characters should be the minimum info. Some useful other info would be the ISBN number (stating paperback/hardback), year of publishing, extracts from the blurb, your thoughts about the book, etc. Example: Books.A Circle Of Cats (novel) & Books.MoonlightAndVines (collection)
All stories in a collection are listed on the collection's Books page.
Each story will have its own page (in the Stories group) once someone's written an entry for it. To write an entry, click on the story title anywhere you find it and start typing away.
You can write however little or much about each story as you want. The title, in which collection(s) it appears and a list of its characters should be the minimum info. Some useful other info would be the year of publishing, where it's first been published, a few words about the story, your thoughts about it, etc. Example: Stories.Saskia
All characters are listed on Char.HomePage - please add books you think are missing from there to the list. Characters are also listed on the page of each book or story in which they appear.
Each character will have its own page (in the Char group) once someone's written an entry for it. To write an entry, click on the character name anywhere you find it and start typing away.
You can write however little or much about each character as you want. The name and the book(s) or story/stories in which they appear would be the minimum info. Some useful other info would be their relations to other characters, age, a short profile, where they're from, etc. Example: Char.AppleTreeMan
All Places are.. oh, come on, you should have figured this out by now! :-)
Here are some useful pages to read:
Last but not least, if you're afraid of making a mess of it all, you can always practice editing pages in the WikiSandbox.