First, thank you for your time !
I'm aiming to publish outside of my country, would contacting an editor be a better idea than contacting an agent, or more the reverse?
I'm French and I mainly write in English.
Hi! I’m tryinf to get back ito tiring after quite a long break as it’s been a dream of mine to be a writer, but I’ve found that my writing is no longer even attractive to me anymore. Do you have any tips to help me get into writing again? Also it’s awesome that you’re doing this live stream! ❤️
How do you know if you're really a genius author, or you're just deluded?
I am hoping to publish stories in the YA Fantasy genre, but since moving to Canada, I've found fewer publishers willing to accept unsolicited manuscripts. Would you recommend I seek an agent first, or is there a submission method available to new authors here that is different than in the USA?
Thanks so much for your consideration.
How do you feel about present tense writing?
How do you connect the ideas that come in a random order?
Have you ever been in a position where you have so many great plot devices and ideas that work so well but don't work at all together? And if you have, how did you choose to use them, if you did use them at all?
Have you ever been writing a novel and half way through found that you simply didn't like the story anymore, as far as plot or etc.? Would you push forward regardless or try something else?
What advice do you have for someone trying to publish they first novel? Things like choosing an agent or a publisher?
How did you learn to write such atmospheric novels? The descriptions of the buildings and lights are just so spot on!
Kenneth Oppel is the bestselling author of numerous books, including Airborn which won the Governor General's Award for children’s literature, and was named a Michael L. Printz Honor Book by the American Library Association. Half Brother won both the Canadian Library Association’s Book of the Year for Children as well as Book of the Year for Young Adults. Oppel’s Silverwing trilogy, told entirely from the point of view of bats, has sold over a million copies worldwide, and was adapted as an animated television series, and a stage play. His latest books are The Nest and Every Hidden Thing. Visit him online at www.kennethoppel.ca
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