Well… Not Necessarily Any PARTICULAR Famous Authors
By Jeff Salter
This week we’re blogging about three questions we might ask a famous author. This topic may refer back to a week (early July 2016) in which we discussed one or more famous authors that we HAD met. But it’s also possible this week’s topic links to a different week, further back, in which we discussed famous authors we WANTED to meet. Whichever.
As I sometimes do, I’ve decided to kinda veer off on a tangent. [sorry]
Two of the three Foxes (so far this week) posed questions for particular authors: Patricia for Debbie Macomber and Angela for R.L. Stine. Joselyn’s column, yesterday, had one question for Jane Austen and then a few general questions.
I guess my three questions are more phrased for famous authors in general. Anyway, here goes!
- Did any of your characters ever surprise you with what they said… or how they acted / reacted to the situations you wrote for them?
- Did you ever create a portion of your major character’s back-story that later caused you problems? [Especially if you wrote a series.]
- Have you ever pushed your hero / heroine to do things that are almost completely unbelievable… and way beyond the abilities of almost any ‘normal’ mortal? [I’m thinking of John McClane in Die Hard… among many others.]
And, in case we had additional time to chat, here’s my FOURTH question:
- Is there any particular title you’ve released that you wish you hadn’t? [Most movie stars have at least one film performance that makes them cringe — Paul Newman famously HATED 1954’s “The Silver Chalice”.]
And, by the way, here’s my blog from that week when we discussed famous authors we HAD met — and the one I featured was Alex Haley.
[JLS # 385]