About this Speaker
When I was fourteen, I sat down in my own time to break down why the first chapter of JK Rowling's Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone worked so well. Why did I do that? Because I find that sort of nonsense fun.
It turns out that habit was profoundly informative for figuring out why certain fiction pieces work better than others. I have since turned this interest into a series of educational series of videos online called 'On Writing', which turned out immensely popular. My book, On Writing and Worldbuilding, which compiles my research and thoughts, has since sold over 20,000 copies worldwide.
I hope to continue writing, reading, and discussing just what makes a story work for years to come, and I hope you will do it with me.