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The band Garbage

Music inspired my urban fantasy saga

Music inspired my urban fantasy "Shadowdance" saga from its inception. Not only would characters be musicians, but genres of music inspired its tone. Since music is so intrinsic to the Dance, I decided on some music-related monikers for elements of the saga. I’ll explain why Garbage is the featured pic below the fold.

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Author Mark Wooden welcomes you to the "Shadowdance" saga. - inspirations for an urban fantasy

Inspirations and history of an urban fantasy saga

Spike Lee studied under Martin Scorsese. Tarantino devoured Grindhouse movies. No creator creates in a vacuum. They have an original voice, but they also find inspiration from other works of art -- even outside of the urban fantasy genre.

It's time I gave props to the inspirations behind my urban fantasy saga. I hope my journey can help you complete yours and give you some insight into the creative mind.  

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