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Bunny, resident intern and proud knight of Mythcreants, is an avid author, amateur illustrator, and aspiring role-player. Chances are she's either currently engaged in an hours-long worldbuilding discussion, watching a video essay about something trivial, up to her neck in schoolwork, or some combination of the above. She owns more books than she knows what to do with and is vaguely unsettled by the concept of referring to herself in the third person.
Most authors listen to music while they write. But, as anyone who’s assembled a playlist knows, picking the right pieces can be tricky. There’s a whole world of songs to choose from, but when writing a particular scene, a composition with a particular mood or … read more »
A hand with all of the fingers the same length. Eye whites that aren’t white. Seeing a stranger in the mirror. A subtler cousin of horror, the uncanny is more about discomfort than fear. Sigmund Freud* described it as, in greatly paraphrased form here, making … read more »
Dear YA novelists of all shapes and sizes: there is an infestation spreading through the ranks of our beloved genre. Distorted by centuries* of grotesque overexposure and abhorrent inescapability, these clichés have wormed their way into even the best-intentioned novels. Watch out! They may be … read more »