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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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“Says the dude who carries around a big fuck-off sword.”
L.L. McKinney, A Blade So Black

“Maybe it wasn’t the smart thing, but when you lose someone like that? They’re just gone? There’s this hole inside you you’d give anything to fill. You don’t think, you don’t plan, you just pour shit into it, anything that will fill it.”
L.L. McKinney, A Blade So Black

“Promise me you’ll be careful. I know you already are, just”—she lifted her hand from Alice’s knee, made a fist, then forced her fingers loose to pat her knee again, squeezing—“even when you’re careful, even when you play by the rules, it might not be enough. Gotta go the extra mile out here.”
L.L. McKinney, A Blade So Black

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