The Genius of Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake


This isn’t as much a review of the Gormenghast novels as a pleading: if you haven’t read this masterpiece of fantastic fiction, you should. Taken as a whole it’s one of the most incredible pieces of literature produced in the 20th century. It holds as dear a place in my heart as Proust, and has inspired countless authors such as Christopher Paolini, who named it one of his two greatest...

Writing Autistic Characters: How to Avoid Common Mistakes


When I hear about representation of autistic characters in media or of some new show with a “quirky” protagonist, my first though is- oh no. Because there’s a lot that can go wrong and a lot that does. Don’t misunderstand, though: representation is important. It’s incredibly important. The only problem is that, regarding people on the spectrum, it falls flat more...

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