I have been allowed to post this interview from Cinda Williams Chima...ya know, the author of The Heir Chronicles and Seven Realms? Yeah, her! You can check out her website for more information, or better yet, join us in November and meet her in person!
Photo by Augusten Burroughs
Picture borrowed from http://www.cindachima.com/
What one thing do you need to have when you write?
Describe your book in 5 words
Wizards misbehave, magic goes mutant.
What is the hardest line to write- the first or the last?
Usually the lines in between.
Best writing tip you ever received?
Give yourself permission to write badly.
Tell us 5 random facts about yourself.
1. I am a twin.
2. I am named after a character in a novel.
3. I didn't really start driving until I was 27.
4. I am descended from Puritans and scoundrels.
5. I used to be in a folk music band.
Where's your favorite place to write?
On a balcony overlooking the ocean.
What are you working on now?
I’m writing The Sorcerer Heir, the fifth book in a trilogy.
At what point in the development of an idea do you know that it will become a full-length novel?
When I’m finished with a full-length novel.
Check back with the YALLFest blog each day (especially Mondays and Fridays) for author interviews over the next 8 weeks!
November, I am SO ready for you!