Rachael Stephen

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Novelist | Youtuber | Woodland Hellbitch

Rachael Stephen is a Glasgow-based writer who knows more about coffee than is healthy or advisable. She curates obsessions with gold and copper things, will climb over asbestos warning signs to explore abandoned buildings, somehow has a degree in Philosophy, and competes with her dog Elfie on who has a bigger mouth.

She has been writing books since she was 11, and intends to keep doing so even after the written word is obsolete and we all wifi our thoughts directly into each other’s brains. She is also 100%, a bona-fide creep.

Average rating: 3.94 · 33 ratings · 16 reviews · 2 distinct works
State of Flux

3.60 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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How to Build a Novel

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 8 ratings
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How to Integrate the Plot Embryo with my How to Build a Novel System

You know, the thing about writing is that if you keep doing it, you learn things.


Writing (and royally fucking up and figuring our how to fix) North of the End taught me a huge amount, and most of what I learned became the process I map out in my How to Build a Story video series and How to Build a Novel book (abbreviated from here as HTBN). (It’s the same system, but I changed the name for the book. I know, it’s confusing. Sorry.)


And then I found...Sorry.)


Andthings.


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Rachael Stephen answered a question about State of Flux:
State of Flux by Rachael Stephen
I think it really just came from that first scene of Helena's, which sort of functions as it's own little short story, where she gets trapped in the lift because of the blackout, and the ice begins to overcome her. It was really about fear, and lo... See Full Answer
Zero History by William Gibson
"The second best novel about jeans that I've ever read."
Zero History by William Gibson
"William Gibson builds his novels the way the way a sushi chef would build grand complications.

Here, in the third volume of what might be called his 'Blue Ant' trilogy, he continues the process of refining and stripping story down to it..." Read more of this review »
Zero History by William Gibson
"William Gibson is the Jay-Z of his genre. I think. I can’t be sure, as I don’t listen to much rap (few 41 year-old men should say “hip-hop”) anymore. Let me explain. I have long admired Jay-Z’s effortless delivery and the joy with which he seems t..." Read more of this review »
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“He’s thinking this girl is strange because she’s like a vessel whose insides are bigger than her casing. Because she seems to live in a world very different from his own, where she invents magic to inject into it, to immerse herself in the extraordinary.”
Rachael Stephen, State of Flux

“Her fingers flick the screen and the list rolls upwards. And she finds...
Not one person.
Not a single person to call in a crisis, when she is falling apart at the edges. Her mother is seven hours away, old friends are distant, forgotten. All this time she has been content as she is, glad of the solitude, because it makes her safer, and now it betrays her.”
Rachael Stephen, State of Flux

“He’s thinking this girl is strange because she’s like a vessel whose insides are bigger than her casing. Because she seems to live in a world very different from his own, where she invents magic to inject into it, to immerse herself in the extraordinary. They talk about her childhood, and he tells her about his own, the way he misses how shiny and mysterious things were when you were a kid.”
Rachael Stephen, State of Flux




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