“With infinite possible worlds, why are imagined societies so often burdened by the same glass ceilings and arbitrary lines in the sand as our world?”
- People can believe in terrible things
- People are complicated; so, too, magic.
- Sometimes, you just have to explain.
- Break open your reveals.
- It’s okay to trash a draft.
We chat about magic systems, what we can learn in scrapping an entire draft, & my debut novel.
Plus, we laugh a lot.
The appeal of a travelling circus, how being a scientist influences Corry’s worldbuilding, and her “crunchy” magic system… and more.
Corry’s first fiction piece, challenges of writing, and memorable quotes…
How Corry came to genre fiction, Weave the Lightning‘s spiritual shelf-neighbors… and more.
Influences on Weave the Lightning, who I’d cast in the movie, and next great reads…
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EMPIRE. REVOLUTION. MAGIC.
Gerrit is the son of Bourshkanya’s Supreme-General. Despite his powerful storm-affinity and the State’s best training, he can’t control his magic. To escape the brutal consequences, he flees.
Celka is a travelling circus performer, hiding both her link to the underground and her storm-affinity from the prying eyes of the secret police. But Gerrit’s arrival threatens to expose everything: her magic, her family, and the people they protect.
The storms have returned, and everything will change.