Harvesting those writing questions again

I’m off on a totally cool adventure today. In my absence, please tell me any of your writing or publishing questions that I forgot to answer, so I can answer them next week.

Feel free to make up new ones, too.

Do you know anyone who lives around San Francisco? Tell them to check out the “Private Party” that Books Inc. is throwing for me on Sunday, March, 22nd. Tickets need to be purchased ahead of time, so call today.

8 Replies to “Harvesting those writing questions again”

  1. Hi Laurie,

    I LOVED Chains and I’m so excited there will be a sequel! I am currently using it as a read aloud for an 8th grade class I teach. But I’m not sure how to pronounce “Elihu.” Is it “Elly-hew?” which is how I’ve been saying it, or do I have it wrong?

    Also, on a side note, I have let a few students borrow my copy of Twisted and each of them have finished it in 24 hours since they were hooked!

    Thanks for all you do.

  2. Editing process

    After you finish a first draft, what’s your editing process? Do you read through in one sitting & mark up as you go? Or do you make your way through one chapter at a time? What do you look for first, and what do you leave for til the end?

  3. Question about characters…

    Hello Laurie! So far, I have read three of your books: Speak, Catalyst, and Prom, and I have a question for you.

    I am a writer as well, and I was wondering how you manage to write such wonderful books with characters that go through so many changes. I really want to write a book sort of like Speak. Not with the same type of plot, but with a character like Melinda. Someone who starts out one way at the beginning, but is completely different (but in a good way) by the end. How could I do that? How long does it take for you to decide what should happen to your characters in order for that that metamorphosis to take place?

    Thanks for taking the time to answer my question…or questions!

  4. I bought my ticket this past Saturday. I’m really looking forward to it. This time I hope to actually be able to talk to you. (I saw you at the hotel bar in LA a few years ago, but was too shy to say hi, plus you had just become engaged.)

  5. Writing Questions

    I am wondering what you think about the idea of writing every day, even if there isn’t a specific project you’re working on. Is there value in writing just as an exercise, in putting in a certain amount of time or pages each day? For someone who is a long way from doing any publishing is a goal of daily writing a valuable/important place to begin?

    -Kelsey
    http://mdwestmom.blogspot.com

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