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Anna Mattaar

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Anna Mattaar has written stories ever since she knows how words work. She went to art school, where she studied something complicated about games and theatre. This helped her look at storytelling from several interesting new angles, but somehow she keeps returning to the written word. She lives in a small town in the Netherlands and is currently writing for a computer game and working on several fantasy stories.

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Anna Mattaar I'm working on my debut fantasy novel, at the moment very originally titled 'Thaoryn', after the protagonist. I might or might not come up with someth…moreI'm working on my debut fantasy novel, at the moment very originally titled 'Thaoryn', after the protagonist. I might or might not come up with something else after it's finished. The story started out as an alternative perspective on one of the genre's traditional plot lines, but has since gotten a life of its own. You can read more about it here: http://www.annamattaar.nl/en/index/th...
There's a downside, however, for those not reading Dutch: it'll be in Dutch. Sorry.

I do plan to write and (hopefully) publish one or more short stories before Thaoryn is finished, and at the moment I have plans for at least one Dutch and one English. As if those weren't enough stories to keep my mind occupied, I'm also working on a computer game (http://www.annamattaar.nl/en/index/he...) and a LARP (http://www.annamattaar.nl/en/index/xe...).(less)
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“He gave Robert an apparently meaningful wink that failed to convey any meaning at all.”
Anna Mattaar, In Memory: A Tribute to Sir Terry Pratchett
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“He cleared his throat, very carefully, to bring the stillness to a more bearable level without breaking the unwritten rule that governs both churches and freshly fallen blankets of snow.”
Anna Mattaar, In Memory: A Tribute to Sir Terry Pratchett

“Her eyes pierced his, convincing him that if she were a mouse, she’d lift the entire species to the top of the food chain.”
Anna Mattaar, In Memory: A Tribute to Sir Terry Pratchett

“Whether someone is useful only matters if you value people by their use.”
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“In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.”
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“We can't all guard the life we love—or there soon would be no life left to love but being a guard.”
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“Without language to give them shape, memories are just like houses with no walls. They’re merely events seeking to chain themselves together into causes and effects; survival unhindered by narrative.”
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