Taylor Hebert, Worming Her Way Into My Heart

Long ago, in July 2011, a writer named Wildbow (pen name of John McRae) started his first web-published serial fiction, Worm. The story of a high school girl named Taylor with superpowers that allowed her to control bugs, it started off unassumingly. Most webfiction at the time was aimed roughly at a YA audience and followed the story of an exceptional young woman. Worm was no different, except perhaps in terms of how serious Wildbow was about his craft. From the beginning, Wildbow was very dedicated to updating frequently and regularly. His updates got longer and longer. He encouraged...

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