A Writer’s Journey through Fantasy—and Revision, featuring Marie Lu

Feb 15, 2021

Marie Lu

One of the most hands-on tip-specific episodes we’ve done in a while, this week’s episode offers lots of great ideas about how to revise. Brooke and Grant share their go-to practices, and guest Marie Lu gives an overview of how her editor supports her through the deepening and layering of second, third, and more drafts. Plus we get some insight into Lu’s tireless journey (one that started when she was just thirteen years old!) to becoming the New York Times bestselling author she is today.


Marie Lu is the author of the New York Times bestselling novels Legend, The Young Elites, Warcross, and Skyhunter. She graduated from the University of Southern California and jumped into the video game industry, working for Disney Interactive Studios as an artist. Now a full-time writer, she spends her spare time reading, drawing, playing Assassin’s Creed, and getting stuck in traffic. She lives in Los Angeles, California with her husband, son, and two pups.

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