TTT | Questions I Would Ask My Favorite Authors

Posted August 25, 2020 by TheNonbinaryLibrarian in books / 4 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly topic hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week she provide a topic and you are free to use that topic and/or variations of that topic to make your top ten list. A full list of the weekly themes can be found here.

The theme for today is questions I’d ask my favorite authors. These are not in any order except the order of whichever questions came to my mind first. Without further ado:

Toni Morrison-Why did your publisher want you to change the title of Paradise from War? Was it something you agreed or disagreed with?

Elizabeth Wein-What inspired you to write Code Name Verity? What part came to you first the plot of the book or the friendship between Verity and Maddie?

Sarah J. Maas-What parts were the most difficult to write in the Throne of Glass series?

Jane Austen-Many people today take what your nephew, James, wrote about Emma as truth. Was Emma written with the intention to create a heroine whom no one but yourself will much like? If it isn’t true, which of your characters is your favorite and why?

Laurie Frankel- As you were writing This Is How It Always Is, was there any specific hopes you had for audience members when they read it? Were you wanting to understand, change their minds on transgender children, etc.?

Shakespeare-What would you say to the fact that most people take your quotes out of context, not realizing they are dick jokes or making fun of people who cannot make a decision?

Anne Blankman-What was the inspiration for Prisoner of Night and Fog? What were you wanting to convey by having the story told through someone who adored her “Uncle Dolf?”

Kerri Maniscalco-What aspects of the Jack the Ripper killings most fascinated you to write the book Stalking Jack the Ripper? Did you know from the beginning who the killer was going to be, or did that change as you were writing?

Robin Talley-In Lies We Tell Ourselves, you focus on 2 difficult and controversial social issues: LGBTQ and desegregation. Did you begin writing with only one of those issues in mind or both? What was the decision to write on both desegregation and two girls falling in love?

J.K. Rowling-Why? Just why? Why do you keep digging a whole? Why do you keep only bringing up topics you know nothing about? Whhhyyy??

Let me know about the questions you’d like to ask your favorite author(s) below!

Happy Reading Darlings!

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