A question for Carly Racklin

Q: Whence you do you draw inspiration for your characters?

A: My characters almost always come from little sparks of inspiration – a song, a line of dialogue that pops into my head as I’m trying to fall asleep, a picture I see while scrolling through Twitter. And of course they all carry little pieces of me in them. I think that’s the spell that usually results in a character: something from me, and some bit of magic I snatch out of the world.


Carly Racklin’s story “The Guardian of Werifest Park
in Metaphorosis Friday, 27 September 2019.
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About Carly Racklin

Carly Racklin is a storyteller, writing consultant, bird nerd, and lover of all things horror from New Jersey. She writes about monsters with hearts, monsters born from hearts, and every lovely and odd thing in-between. She possesses a B.A. in English with a concentration in Creative Writing from Arcadia University, and currently serves as an editor for Luna Station Quarterly. Her favorite birds are vultures, which she thinks more people should appreciate.

carlyracklin.com, @willowylungs


Carly Racklin’s story “The Guardian of Werifest Park
in Metaphorosis Friday, 27 September 2019.
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September 2019

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