June 21, 2010

Writerly Inspiration . . . and a Few Laughs

Meg Cabot talks about writing a book in ten days that required no editing . . .




And Meg Cabot's HILARIOUS trailer from her new book, INSATIABLE . . .




Stephen King talks about the magical moment when you know you can be a writer . . .




Writing funny books with Henry Winkler (The Fonz) and Lin Oliver . . .




What will your video be like after you've reached your writing goals?

4 comments:

Natalee said...

I was thinking about this Stephen King clip yesterday as I was reading one of the books that I'm supposed to teach next year. It was published in the late '50s and was a Newbery Medalist, but I can't stand it! I really dislike the writing and am baffled that it won a Newbery.

Wild About Words said...

Hmm. I wonder what book that is. It's a shame you're supposed to teach something you're not passionate about, when there are so many excellent books that I'm sure you are. When I write, I try to strive for the BEST that's out there and pay little attention to the rest.
Thanks for commenting!
Donna

Natalee said...

The book is Rifles for Watie. Luckily I have a lot of freedom in what I teach and if I want to change something, I've got a good rationale, and we've got the monies to get the books, I can do it. So I think I'm going to change the book.

I think that YA authors have to work harder now then they did when the genre first started; the audience is very discriminating. In fact, many of the YA novels that I've read a much better written than adult novels.

Wild About Words said...

Couldn't agree more.