Frequently Asked Questions

Writing as an Endeavor
Why do you write?
Why write books?
Why write fiction?
Why publish?
How do you balance art and business as a writer?
What's the difference between writers and novelists?
What is the highest writing virtue, persistence or patience?

Writing at a Personal Level
What do you write about?
What is the hardest thing about writing?
How did you learn to write?
When did you decide to write?
What is the most rewarding thing about being a writer?
What do you do to get over writer's block?
Which of your books is your favorite?
Where do you get your ideas?
Why do writers need patience?
What's the best writing advice you ever received?
What does it mean to, "Write what you know?"

What's your general approach to revisions?
What does, "Revise Without Compromise" mean?
What is suspense?

What's the secret to creativity?
Is one idea enough? No, stories are Molecular, not atomic.
What do you do with a great idea?
What do you mean by, "Rebuttal Theory," and, "Adding to the Conversation?"
When do you have enough good ideas?
How do you use random name generators?
How do you see something special?
How do associations create stronger, more interesting ideas?
Why shouldn't you trust your first idea?
How can you tell if you have a good idea?
How does thinking differently boost creativity?

Subject Matter
What is Young Adult as a Genre?
What is a thoughtful book?
What is the voice of a book?
How do you read critically?

Why do you like fantasy? 
Why are the stakes in a fantasy always world-threatening?

What books influenced you?
The Last Battle of The Chronicles of Narnia
Taran Wanderer of The Chronicles of Prydain
The Phantom Tollbooth

What would you like to change?
Middle Grade Bullies? Just say no.

Professional Interactions
Why should you have a web presence?
How much effort should you put into creating a web presence?

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Text Metrics
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