Autumn Christian

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Autumn Christian is the author of the books "The Crooked God Machine," "We are Wormwood", and "Ecstatic Inferno," and has written for several video-games, including Battle Nations and State of Decay 2. When not writing, she is usually practicing her side kicks and running with dogs, or posting strange and existential Instagram selfies.

She's been a freelance writer, a game designer, a cheese producer, a haunted house actor, and a video game tester. She considers Philip K. Dick, Ray Bradbury, Katie Jane Garside, the southern gothic, and dubstep, as main sources of inspiration.
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Autumn Christian For the first few years write like a fire hydrant with its top knocked off - write in all directions, get used to the feeling of keyboard on fingers. …moreFor the first few years write like a fire hydrant with its top knocked off - write in all directions, get used to the feeling of keyboard on fingers. This is your weapon when you delve down into hell. Get used to finishing things - nobody cares about your unfinished manuscript, your poetry scraps, the letters left unread slipped under doors. Keep writing until you think it's going to burst inside of you. Figure out which words feel the best on your tongue and on your fingers, the kind of words that make your knuckles ache. Listen to a lot of doom metal and dubstep. Quit running away from the emotions that make you ache - this will be your ammunition. (less)
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“The idea that the creative endeavor and mind-altering substances are entwined is one of the great pop-intellectual myths of our time. … Substance abusing writers are just substance abusers — common garden variety drunks and druggies, in other words. Any claims that the drugs and alcohol are necessary to dull a finer sensibility are just the usual self-serving bullshit. I’ve heard alcoholic snowpl Read more of this blog post »
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“The human brain has the unique ability to doubt the reality presented to itself. To comprehend the dissonance between ideas and the truth of the surrounding world. God knows this, and it infuriates him. It terrifies him.”
Autumn Christian, The Crooked God Machine

“Well, you know. It's always the end of the world.”
Autumn Christian, The Crooked God Machine

“if you truly want to know why I'm helping you, you won't get any easy answers. It's not because I believe in the goodness of humankind. It's not because I believe God and the rest of the monsters are evil. I only wish to have the capacity to change. To know that we have the ability to take a different direction than the one presented to us. That is more important than good and evil. Than life or death.”
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In a kingdom by the sea,
That a maiden there lived whom you may know
By the name of ANNABEL LEE;
And this maiden she lived with no other thought
Than to love and be loved by me.

I was a child and she was a child,
In this kingdom by the sea;
But we loved with a love that was more than love-
I and my Annabel Lee;
With a love that the winged seraphs of heaven
Coveted her and me.

And this was the reason that, long ago,
In this kingdom by the sea,
A wind blew out of a cloud, chilling
My beautiful Annabel Lee;
So that her highborn kinsman came
And bore her away from me,
To shut her up in a sepulchre
In this kingdom by the sea.

The angels, not half so happy in heaven,
Went envying her and me-
Yes!- that was the reason (as all men know,
In this kingdom by the sea)
That the wind came out of the cloud by night,
Chilling and killing my Annabel Lee.

But our love it was stronger by far than the love
Of those who were older than we-
Of many far wiser than we-
And neither the angels in heaven above,
Nor the demons down under the sea,
Can ever dissever my soul from the soul
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee.

For the moon never beams without bringing me dreams
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And the stars never rise but I feel the bright eyes
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And so, all the night-tide, I lie down by the side
Of my darling- my darling- my life and my bride,
In the sepulchre there by the sea,
In her tomb by the sounding sea.”
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Autumn Christian Thanks for accepting my friend request, Terry! And I think dubstep is the sound of the subconsciousness :)


message 3: by Terry (last edited Apr 04, 2014 11:43AM)

Terry Hi Autumn!
Thanks for the friend request :)
It's great to meet you.
I'm looking forward to reading your work and wish you much success.
I too, love Ray Bradbury, Video Games and Dubstep... you have good taste :)
Terry


Autumn Christian Kevin wrote: "I devoured "The Crooked God Machine" just in time to get "We are Wormwood". Such a phenomenal writer you are. I hope to keep enjoying all the journeys through your dreams and nightmares."

Thank you Kevin! I am glad you enjoyed it, and I hope to keep writing for many years to come.


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Kevin Clayton I devoured "The Crooked God Machine" just in time to get "We are Wormwood". Such a phenomenal writer you are. I hope to keep enjoying all the journeys through your dreams and nightmares.


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