Hi, I'm fifteen years old and have been writing for years but only recently has my writing got better. My dream is to become an author someday but I'm so worried no one will like my stories and I won't get published. How do I stop worrying that I won't reach my dream?
What advice would you give to a fourteen year old who's dream is to become a best selling author? I know you can't really pave the road for us, but do you have any advice that can help us clear the road ourselves with good intentions?
Does that even make sense?
I know my book sucks right now, but I'm working on it. And it gets harder and harder to keep working on something you think is terrible. But I love writing, and so I keep at it. What do you do when you hit a roadblock in ... See More your book and you don't know how to continue?
What inspires you to keep writing, even when it seems impossible to finish, when you have writers block and you just feel like breaking down?
Did you get a say in the casting for "The Magicians"?
Did you have some sort of dream cast in mind, or any person in your head when writing any specific character?
Did your stories get rejected a lot? It is hard to imagine that your works, which are so successful, could ever have been turned down.
What was the toughest criticism you received and how did you move beyond it?
Where do you get your inspiration? like how do you structure your thoughts and imagination into a piece of literary genius, do you take inpiration from your daily life or people that you have met or is it all in your head?
Is there one piece of advise that someone gave you when you started writing that you think is important for others to know ? What is it ? Thank You, Valerie Payne
I am working on a Fantasy novel and desire to have it published. What advice would you give to an aspiring writer. So his novel becomes realized as a real, published novel?
What are some things that you are looking forward to seeing most on the screen from your novels? Is there anything that you gave extremely specific direction on during the scriptwriting process?
How often did you edit your story? What was the process like? Did you ever lose hope? And what did you do to pick yourself up?
Lev Grossman will answer all your questions on 2nd of October
Lev Grossman is an American novelist and journalist, notably the author of the novels Warp, Codex, The Magicians, The Magician King, and The Magician's Land. He is a senior writer and book critic for TIME.