A. C. Wyatt

Writer, Blogger, and Student in Canada

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Hi! I’m Alex, an aspiring author and university student. When I'm not crying over my uni work, I like to write novels.

I’ve been a voracious reader all my life, and that’s what first inspired me to write. By the time I was in grade two, I was already in deep—first were 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 HARRY POTTER series, became a mega Potterhead before I even knew what a Potterhead was, and then 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. A year later, I had a dream that became the basis of my first ever original story, although that got scrapped two months later because I was ADHD to the max and had no idea what I was doing.

My real start at writing came in the summer before eighth grade when I binge-read the PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS series and discovered that I had to wait several months until book two of the HEROES OF OLYMPUS series, THE SON OF NEPTUNE, came out—a first for me. So I decided to write my own version of the book, and that fanfiction became my first foray into writing. From that point on, I was hooked. And then two years ago, I read THE FAULT IN OUR STARS and bawled my eyes out, and in that post-book feeling overload, I realized my goal of someday writing a book that ripped out everyone’s heartstrings in the best way possible like TFiOS did to me. Now I’m seventeen and I have a full-sized bookshelf, a chalkboard wall full of story ideas and a goal of getting published traditionally.

I finished my first full-length novel, THE ABSURDITY OF FAIRY TALES, about a year and a half ago, and spent another year revising, editing and crying over it. Though it nearly killed me in the process, FAIRY TALES taught me so much about writing and who I am as a person. I’ve also just finished a YA light fantasy novel, VINDICTA, that I’m in love with, written a novella, DELTA, and two short stories, HAPPENSTANCE and DEAR LIZZIE.

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  • Education
    • University of Western Ontario