A question for Julia Warner

Q: What’s an idea you’re dying to write but haven’t, and why?

A: I have a deep fascination with ancient history and the myths and stories which have been passed down in some cultures for hundreds and even thousands of years. I’ve always wanted to write a fantasy story set in ancient times and draw inspiration from these literary fossils. Maybe the Chimera laid an egg before she was slain by Bellerophon. Maybe the children of Anubis could shapeshift into dogs. I think the reason I’ve never fleshed out any of these ideas is that writing in a time period which happened so long ago feels much more difficult than writing in the one you are experiencing for yourself or in a world of your own creation where you get to make up the rules. It sounds like a fun challenge though!


Julia Warner’s story “The Machinery” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 22 January 2016. Subscribe to our e-mail updates so you’ll know when new stories go live.

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