Svend Phillips

Svend is an amateur author, audio editor, and college student with a supreme distaste for vegetables. Don't ask him about him about Magic: The Gathering unless you want your ear talked off. He denies that his habit of waking up at 6 AM is evidence of being an alien. He splits his time between epic music, video games, and anything to do with dragons that he can get his hands on.

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Five Tired Tropes About Teenagers

A cover of James Patterson's The Final Warning, where protagonist Max stands at an angle with the title printed in front of her.

The teen years are a formative time for many people. Young adults need to grapple with maturity, newfound independence, and a deepening sense of self, all while surrounded by stressful environments both at school and at home. These conflict-rich situations are ripe for storytelling, and … read more »