Cecily von Ziegesar
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Cecily von Ziegesar
Recently my publicist asked me for a college photo, and I realize how chubby I looked. I know this sounds totally shallow, but my advice…
When I meet other parents and they’re more ‘mumsy’ than I am – you know, I don’t want to be ‘mumsy,’ but I’m like, ‘Were…
My biggest fear in writing ‘Gossip Girl’ was that the characters would sound like stereotypical rich, air-headed heiresses. These were my friends. They were smart…
I’m always saying that my books are not autobiographical because they’re not. I can’t choose any one scene and say, ‘Oh, this is exactly what…
I went to Colby College in Waterville, ME and did picture it when I was writing ‘Cum Laude.’ So many of the physical details were…
I have no sense of what I should or shouldn’t talk about. I just blather. Which is why it’s fun to write ‘Gossip Girl.’ I…
I decided that, if I were to write a teen series, I’d want to set it in a place that was familiar to me –…
I certainly didn’t say while writing ‘Gossip Girl,’ ‘Oh this is going to be big!’ It was really like, ‘Oh god, everyone’s gong to hate…
Even now, I change my style and clothes from one day to the next, but during high school I blended in. I think a lot…
But I’ve always been fascinated with that prettiest-girl-in-the-class person that I never was, getting inside her head and showing that she’s just as tormented and…
I used to be an editor and I was editing young adult series. I didn’t really like the books that I was reading, so I…
When I was 16, 17, 18 years old, I felt like I had seen it all and done it all, and I was really kind…
I feel like ‘Gossip Girl’ isn’t really ‘Gossip Girl’ anymore when they’re away at school because they don’t go to NYU; they go to, like,…
I guess I was popular in high school.
The girls show more skin these days, but I think, generally, they behave the same way as when I was growing up.
I avoid the young adult section altogether if possible, although it’s sometimes fun to catch a girl lying on the floor, reading ‘Gossip Girl.’
‘Gossip Girl’ came out in rapid succession over two years, so the endings always had to be suspenseful so that you couldn’t wait for the…
I always resented books that tried to teach a lesson, where the characters are too good: They don’t swear, they tell their mothers everything.
I’d never really babysat. I feel like I’m Blair, or ‘Gossip Girl.’ A teenager, basically – and now suddenly I’m a mom?
I’m just a crazy person. I mean, I really didn’t have any trouble coming up with weird ways for people to die. I think I’m…
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