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Author Leigh Bardugo on the Value and Craft of Writing Short Stories

Author Leigh Bardugo says that writing short stories is a totally different process and experience for her than writing her fantasy novels. Her short stories for anthologies or as companion pieces for her novels put a demand on her to express what story she wants to tell more quickly. And instead of outlining them before writing, she tells them out loud and goes from there.

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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.