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Holly West

New York, NY




Senior Editor at Swoon Reads and Feiwel & Friends. Giant geek. Dedicated fangirl. Half-Elven Rogue Cleric. Also answers to That-Girl-Who-Reads-A-Lot.

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Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

Fables, Legends, and Myths: Building Your World's Folklore

“There's always a story. It's all stories, really. The sun coming up every day is a story. Everything's got a story in it. Change the story, change the world.” —Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky As readers and writers and book-lovers, we know that stories are important. Stories and legends and myths are how we make sense of the ... Read More


Rogue Princess, Holly West, ask an editor, writing
Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

Ask an Editor: What IS Story?

Technically a story is just a narrative. Anything that is told in any medium. But, that is NOT how we use the term. When we say something like “Story is King” we mean something very different than just the narrative. But the easiest way to define Story is probably to describe what it is not:The Story is not the hook.The ... Read More


Holly West, writing, Advice, ask an editor
Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

11 Swoon Books, as Tagged by AO3 (Part II)

As a giant geek and fangirl, I’m a HUGE fan of fanfiction. I think it’s a wonderful place to learn the craft of writing, and more than that, it’s a ton of fun. Who doesn’t want to spend more time reading about the characters they love? So, needless to say, I spend a lot of time (maybe a little too ... Read More


Bound to You, fanfiction, Amid Stars and Darkness, Holly West, reading, The Invention of Sophie Carter, Just Friends, We Are the Ghosts, These Vicious Masks, book recommendations, kiss cam, Been Here All Along, Kissing Max Holden

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