A Thoughts from Places video in which John Green attends Book Expo America in New York City, also known as BEA, where he thinks about celebrity and secular worship after meeting the super-cool Chris Colfer from Glee, as well as some of his favorite writers, including Darin Strauss and Jeffrey Eugenides. Also discussed are writers M. T. Anderson, Shannon Hale, Cassandra…
In which John answers a wide variety of your questions as he travels to beautiful New York City for Book Expo America, where a rope dangling from outside his skyscraper hotel room window terrifies him. Issues addressed include romantic relationships, the cover of An Abundance of Katherines, the banning of Looking for Alaska, favorite YouTubers and Beatles albums, etc.
In which John Green discusses the first chapter of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby, including thoughts on the role that the ideas of the self-made man and the American dream fuel the beginning of the novel. Themes, metaphors, and symbols are all discussed--although hopefully not in that boring and unlikable way you all find so reprehensible.
In which John takes the slow train to Antwerp, Belgium in order to spend a day with no Internet working on the revision of his new novel (which comes out in March). During his brief time in Antwerp, he visits the…
For those of you who don't know (and who am I kidding? None of you know.), I'm writing a book called The Clockwork Experiment. I'm sort of writing/editing at the same time, so the first draft isn't done yet, but parts are on their 4th/5th edit. The only people who have read any of it are myself (of course) and the people in my writing club.
Certain members of said club begged me to send them larger chunks to read, since 10 pages or so every two weeks wasn't enough. I finally gave in…
Oh man! I was supposed to write this days ago! Advice.. advice. Someone asked for publishing books advice. Great. Sorry this is late, and here we go! Before I begin, my sources are as follows: Experience, interviews, other author’s columns and talks, and general knowledge. In that order. I hope you get something out of this!
So the first order of business is simple. If you want to get a book published, guess what? You have to write one. Shocking I know, but even I suffer from… Continue
Books and Literary Nerdfighters! Lend me your ears.... no wait eyes... whatever! I have stumbled upon the website wordclay.com and am wondering if anyone here has ever heard of it. I have been planning on writing a book (mostly for fun) and this sounded interesting.
Anyway, I know there are a lot of aspiring writers on the ning and I thought some people might be interested. Basically, wordclay is a free publishing service that works through a… Continue