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Author Leigh Bardugo and the Truth About Creativity and Revision

Author Leigh Bardugo believes that our culture and media give young people a skewed idea about how the creative process works. We see again and again a writer or singer, for example, go through a moment of inspiration or a breakup and then suddenly they have a book written or an album released. The long, often arduous stages of revision are rarely shown, and ironically, it is during those difficult times that a writer or singer do their best work.

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Leigh Bardugo


Leigh Bardugo

Leigh Bardugo is a New York Times bestselling author of young adult fantasy novels and the creator of the Grishaverse. The Grishaverse spans the Shadow and Bone Trilogy, the Six of Crows Duology, and The Language of Thorns. Her other works include Wonder Woman: Warbringer and short stories that can be found in multiple anthologies.