How you Write a BookWriting a book
John Green - Where I get my ideas, inspiration and general writing materials
" It is my belief that all writings are rewritten - even if you write something for the first one, it is still an act of translating, because you try to use text to breathe light into this thing that is in your head. I' m trying to store the files under a different name every single times I make some drastic changes that I might repent of later, so that might be a gauge of how many designs there are.
F: Do you research your own idea in advance (e.g. TFIOS for cancer)? Now, I have about a decennium to write the history that finally became The Fault in Our Stars, and I have definitely done a great deal of research on it. F: Do you ever think about making an "adult book"?
F: Do you ever waken up in the mornings and fear typing? I' m often angry at myself for bad things, or afraid that I'll never again be able to read a script, or that I' m feeling disappointed for reaching the limit of my talent, but I' m never afraid of it. I often have the feeling that I am not up to the job, but I never fear it.
F: Did you attend college to write? but I took my own writers' lessons in high schools and I took a very useful fictional writers' course in Kenyon with P.F. Kluge. I guess I never would have published a script without this course.
And I also got a lot of practice after graduating from Booklist from my supervisor, Ilene Cooper, and many other authors and authors. Yes, I always work on a novel, although I think it is dependent on how you defined "work" and "continue", but I have become very superstition to say more than that, because as I wrote the novel that became The Fault in Our Stars, I pledged many different tales - a novel about zombies, an epocalypse novel about children who have been lost on a deserted isle - and then supplied a completely different work.
F: How do you spell young adults' stories when you are not a teenager yourself? Because I used to be a teenager. I try to think what it's like to be someone else when I'm typing, more than I'm trying to say what it's like to be me.
In this respect, it is very useful for me to type from the perspective of a character who is at least a little different from me. I am, of course, a talented author, and I do not have the feeling that I can move too far away from myself. F: When did you know you wanted to work?
F: Did you ever feel that you have no more thoughts in the middle of a textbook and you can't write it? Yeah, all the while. Sometimes I don't end the work - or at least not for a long while. It' always a little boring, but I don't think it's a waste of your own fucking precious years.
You' re a novelist. You learned something you had to study. What is hard to figure out is when a storyline should really be given up, and when it's just the mid-story blue - which in my opinion happens to every album. F: What do you think of your textbooks after you have written them?
I' m usually quite disillusioned with the script when I submit the last design and I' m told that I can't continue to work on it. I' m very worried that nobody will like it, that I have fail and that I have not done justice to history. Then, when it comes out, there is a strange adaptation and I find myself really protecting and becoming more and more proud of the work.
I' m still proud of the book I've been writing, but it feels very *finished* to me. They' now owned by their readership, which is a great thing, because the accounts are more mighty in the eyes of my readership than they could ever be in my hand. F: Where do you get your book inspiration from?
Now, my ledgers don't have any big idea, really. I' ve got no idea that hits like a barrel of brick out of nowhere, like BAM! Writing a magic script! My reading is based on lowercase letters. Then, small thoughts come and connect with other small thoughts and in a few brief years I have a little work.
I' d like to see a highly conceptual ideas come out of the blue and meet me one of these days, but that hasn't yet been done. F: How do you handle writer's-blocks? I' m deleting about 90% of my first sketches (the only exceptions to this rules was Will Grayson, Will Grayson so far), so it's not really important if I am writing nice and bright fiction on a certain date, which will stay in my readers' heads forever, because there's a 90% likelihood that I will just erase everything I do.
F: What does your typing look like? Usually I get up in the mornings and spend four hour typing, then I have my midday meal, and then in the afternoons I do five hour's web and joutube and business work.