A. C. Wyatt

Writer, Blogger, and Student in Canada

A. C. Wyatt

Writer, Blogger, and Student in Canada

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My name is Alex, and first and foremost, I’m a nerd.

Everything else—writer, reader, student, etcetera—comes second. I’m a nerd for writing, good narrative and learning new things. If I’m not writing or doing homework, you can usually find me looking up some random watching an obscure history program when I’m supposed to be asleep.

By the time I was in grade two, I was already in deep—first came the MAGIC TREEHOUSE chapter books, and then CHARLOTTE’S WEB and CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY. And then my fourth-grade teacher read us HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE, and I was powerless to stop the inevitable—I tore through the rest of the series, became a mega Potterhead before I even knew what a Potterhead was, and it all went downhill from there. By fifth grade, my teachers had to take books away from me because I’d read them during class. I read anything and everything I could get my hands on.

My first real start at writing came in the summer before eighth grade, when I binge-read the PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS series and realized I couldn’t wait until the second book of the HEROES OF OLYMPUS series, THE SON OF NEPTUNE, came out. Instead, I decided to write my own version of the book, and that fanfiction became my first serious writing project. From then on, I was hooked. But I didn't have the drive yet; I started about four or five stories and scrapped each of them mere chapters in. Then, in grade nine, I read THE FAULT IN OUR STARS and bawled my eyes out. That’s when I realized my goal: to write a book that makes someone feel something like TFiOS did for me at a time when honestly, not much did.

I finished my first novel, THE ABSURDITY OF FAIRY TALES, about two and a half years ago. FAIRY TALES is a 58,000-word Contemporary YA novel, that, though it nearly killed me in the process, taught me so much about writing and who I am as a person. I spent another year and a bit revising, editing and generally crying over it before finally deciding to shelve it.

Soon after, I decided to start something else: a YA light fantasy novel called VINDICTA. I finished that one about a year ago, and have been tweaking it ever since. While FAIRY TALES represented a way to get rid of my ghosts, VINDICTA is at its core the story of a girl learning to believe in herself—something I’m still working on myself.

I’ve also written a novella, DELTA, and three short stories, HAPPENSTANCE, DEAR LIZZIE and HUMAN.

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