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In the creative industries, there are few things more exciting than a zinger – a thought, idea, line, plot device – anything really, that just…
I started writing because I wanted to write scripts, but I wasn’t very good at it. Then I started writing short stories, sort of as…
When you’re an author, you’re always two people. Jasper the writer is different from Jasper the person at home.
There is a contract between the reader and the writer. The readers give me their hard-earned cash, and I have to entertain them.
When I was about 10 or 11, I realised that people made movies; until then, I had thought they just happened.
There is a certain degree of ‘steampunkishness’ that creeps into my books.
Speak to any editor and ask them what they turned down, and they’ll have long lists of books.
So my humor, I’d say, comes from a mixture of lowbrow comedy shows and highbrow theater. It’s an interesting mix.
Perhaps fantasy offers imaginative escapism more than other genres.
People who read my books have an open mind when it comes to new, bizarre, interesting and exciting ideas.
It took me ten years and seven books to bag an agent – it took me that long to start writing good.
If you give children the freedom to do very little, quite a lot will do very little.
I’m not sure my books would translate into movies very easily. So rather than have someone do a terrible job, I haven’t been willing to…
I’m not of the opinion that the next logical step for a book is for it to be made into a film.
I just write books, and I do it without any notion of what I should do or shouldn’t do.
I hope that in my books there’s an undertone of politics, basic tenets of how we should live.
I have a very varied taste in music. Everything from rap to classical to Latino to Rat Pack to jazz.
Agents and publishers only want one thing – good writing.
Class clowns become actors.
The fun one can have writing books about books is limitless, to be honest.
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