They had also prepared some questions and halfway round the circle I had to stop and grab paper and pen to write some of them down. Being given a question that you've never been asked before is a real gift because it always makes you think more about your own writing. So here are some of the great questions they asked:
- What does it feel like to have a book published?
- If you weren't an author, what do you think your life would be like?
- Do you prefer writing books where you make everything up or where you do research?
- Is writing a book ever boring?
- How easy is it to make up your characters?
- What would you like a reader to think about your books?
- How important is it to have the right name for your characters?
- Not to forget the random question about fish!
I thought these were especially interesting questions because they showed a real grasp of the nature of writing and what it's like to be a writer (and a reader).
So Adam, Hunter, Emma, Michael, Olivia, Shaam, Chloe, Joseph, Jonny, Jessica, Shea, Yusi, Amit, Emma, Xanthe, James, Anna and maybe a few more who couldn't be there today - thank you again (and for your card and gift); it was a treat to come and talk to you all, and I hope you get lots of good reading down over the summer holidays!