The interview featured today is from Ransom Riggs: filmmaker, photographer, and author of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.
Can we just . . . can I . . . Oh. My. Gosh. Can someone please pass me a fan for the vapors I'm catching right now? I told y'all I was going to be majorly fangirling this week. I am not too old for this, I swear!
Now, let's get into this interview.
What one thing do you need to have when you write?
Silence. My noise-cancelling headphones have become almost essential.
What is the hardest line to write: the first or the last?
The first. I rewrite and rewrite it a million times. The last comes easy.
Tell us 5 random facts about yourself.
I’m six foot four.
I lived on a working farm until I was five.
I used to know how to cook Indian food but now I’ve forgotten.
I love documentaries.
One day I will conquer the moon.
What are you working on now?
A novel for Little, Brown the plot of which is SECRET! (Sort of, for now. But I’m really excited about it.)
What is your favorite genre to write in? To Read?
Oh, definitely YA to write in. I read everything, lots of YA, lots of adult, nonfiction of all sorts. I even read poetry when I’m feeling ambitious. I think it’s crucial to have lots of different influences. If you only read in the genre you write in, your writing will sound like everything else that’s already out there.
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