Chuck Wendig is a novelist, screenwriter, and game designer. He’s the author of many published novels, including Blackbirds, The Blue Blazes, and the YA Heartland series. Wendig has contributed over two million words to the game industry. He is also well known for his profane-yet-practical advice to writers, which he dispenses at his blog,, and through several e-books, including The Kick-Ass Writer. He currently lives in the forests of Pennsyltucky with wife, tiny human, and two dogs.