Zoë Marriott speaks with Amanda Whittington about identity politics and feminism in her YA fantasy fiction, why diversity is a deliberate and essential choice and how she fuses historical facts with fantasy worlds to find a 21st century truth.
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Marcy Kahan describes how a sudden, unexpected mid-career dip led her to playwriting manuals, while maintaining a ‘respectful ambivalence’ towards the genre.
Zoë Marriott explains how character is the North Star that steers her journey through each new fantasy novel, shaping every aspect of setting and story.
Jon Mayhew speaks with John Siddique about schoolkids’ ongoing love of ghost stories, his reasons for getting into teaching, the pros and cons of plot templates, and how his writing career started with a running accident.