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L.L. McKinney Making stuff up for other geeks. Seriously, I'm a writer because I love this stuff. Swords, other worlds, magic portals, dragons, I soaked that stuff …moreMaking stuff up for other geeks. Seriously, I'm a writer because I love this stuff. Swords, other worlds, magic portals, dragons, I soaked that stuff in as a kid. Still do. Now I get to create it.

Not only do I get to create it, but I get to add to it. There weren't--still aren't, relatively--many fantasy stories with black kids in them. I still loved those stories, but it would've been nice to see myself in them. Now, I get to write stories for other black and brown kids to see themselves in. Shway.(less)
L.L. McKinney Do something else. Watch TV/movies, read a book, listen to music, play video games. Something in those mediums usually sparks my want to write, cause …moreDo something else. Watch TV/movies, read a book, listen to music, play video games. Something in those mediums usually sparks my want to write, cause they're all tied to my love of the fantastical.

If that doesn't work--it usually does, though--I'll write or edit something else. The characters in the first book get jealous and start talking again. (less)
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