I’m pretty sure that I’ll be instant best friends with author Sean Williams when I meet him at YALLFest in Charleston in November. Not only does he write about one of my favorite things in the world–Star Wars–but he’s also a fan of my favorite TV series. Yep, I just know we’ll be BFFs in no time…
Check out a quick interview with Sean below.
What one thing do you need to have when you write?
The right music. And chocolate as a reward when I finish.
Describe your book in 5 words
Jump meets Uglies. But different.
What is the hardest line to write- the first or the last?
The first line is often the hardest to write, but I like a good challenge. The line I like writing the least is the last because it means I have a whole load of rewriting ahead of me.
Best writing tip you ever received?
Give up. If you can do that, you’ll be happier and probably better off as a result. If you can’t, then you know writing is exactly the right thing for you!
- I live in Adelaide, South Australia, a place that’s home to about a million other people but somehow feels like a small town, which is why I love it.
- I still think music from the 1980s is cool.
- My stepson has situs invertus, which means his heart is on the wrong side of his body. That’s not really about me, but it is pretty random.
- I’m a huge fan of Doctor Who.
- I’m minding a pair of green tree frogs, Skipper and Jumpy, for a young friend while she’s overseas with her family. You can see pictures of them on my Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/seanwilliamsauthor/.
Where’s your favorite place to write?
In my study, a lovely upstairs nook containing all my favorite book-related things, but I’ve trained myself to write anywhere as long as I have my headphones and some music. I quite like writing in hotels, probably because someone else does all the household chores.
What are you working on now?
Crashland, the sequel to Twinmaker.