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Kendare Blake is a young adult novelist.
- …I can’t get away from violence and gore. Every fantasy I write will be dark, and disturbing in places. That’s what I like in my fantasy.
- On the themes in her young adult novels in “Interview with Kendare Blake” in Writers & Artists
- …You might think it’s harder to come up with something from the ground up. And funnily enough, real-life settings seem to have their mystical way of kind of…working out. If you need an alley for something to happen and you’re thinking of a particular place, strangely enough, you usually find it. You usually find something workable that you can do. There’s a little less pressure, I will say, having made up something, versus trying to do justice to the place that actually exists.
- On choosing settings for her novels in “ON CHARACTERS TAKING THE WHEEL: AN INTERVIEW WITH KENDARE BLAKE” in BookRiot (2016 Sep 8)
- …Knowing the end. Knowing the rest. I like unanswered questions, and I don’t really believe in endings…
- On writing endings in “Kendare Blake: ‘I Don’t Really Believe in Endings.’” in BookRiot (2017 Sep 19)
- …Short stories still require a similar amount of lead-up time (sometimes they spend several years in my head) but once I sit down to write I finish within a few days, and have never needed to redraft or heavily revise. I love short stories. They are perfect, crystallized moments. Snapshots of life…
- On short stories in “Interview: Kendare Blake, Author of ‘Five Dark Fates’” in The Nerd Daily (2019 Sep 1)