"There is no serotonin for me quite like the slow burn of romance, paired with the fun cringe of a romcom."
"Sometimes part of world building is realizing a really cool or fun element might not be working and needs to be removed or modified in some way to serve the story."
"A lot of people, especially women, say their true crime fixation is a coping mechanism, a way to deal with their own fears of becoming a victim of violence."
"I also really enjoy historical fiction because it lets you imagine history from the perspective of marginalized people, who historically didn’t leave much of a paper trail."
"There is something so incredibly addictive to how K-dramas manage to weave tension into every episode and how the relationships between characters in these shows leave you hungry for more."
"I wanted to show what healing and love and justice can look like through the lens of this relationship, between these two people who each have known their own traumas."
"I decided to be my own hero – and it’s helped me create characters with so much more nuance, heart and real guttural strength."
"Their magic and influence is, and will forever be, limitless."
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"Crying has always been part of my process, I made peace with that long ago."
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