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Grim Gathering Questions?
« on: April 09, 2015, 05:47:20 PM »
Hello my friends!!!

Tomorrow is the Grim Gathering in Bristol :D

I know some of you will be there and I know everyone else will be sending us good wishes.

I have a few questions to ask, but would like to offer my forum and Twitter friends a chance to get in on the action too. All you need to do is suggest a question for our authors as a group:

Mark Lawrence, Peter Newman, Joe Abercrombie and Peter V. Brett.

Winner gets their question answered on video and a shout-out from the FF Grim Gathering panel too!

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Re: Grim Gathering Questions?
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2015, 06:27:16 PM »
Thinking out loud...

* For many writers, seeing their books on the screen is the ultimate target. For me, that tends to remove the heart of the story, so I'd rather the stories remain as 'simply' books. Anyone agrees with me?

* Many people complain that the most recent books are too violent or "lack diversity" (an expression that seems to encompass a world of complaints). I think writers should write what they like, and let readers make the choice, what do you think?

* What would you say to people who make fun of others because they love reading?


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Re: Grim Gathering Questions?
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2015, 06:46:04 PM »
Why are there hardly any Fantasy authors with beards any more I'm sure there used to be a lot of beards it's only Patrick Rothfuss flying the flag now. Bring back the Beards or at least wear a fake one  haha
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Re: Grim Gathering Questions?
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2015, 08:19:44 PM »
Well, he got beard enough for at least four people.

And I think Moorcock is also still around.
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Re: Grim Gathering Questions?
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2015, 09:08:02 PM »
- How important do you think realism is when it comes to fantasy?

- Out of plot, character and worldbuilding, which do you think is the most important to get right? Also, which is your favourite to work on?

- What is the favourite thing you've written in any of your books that you had to cut in the final draft?

-What is your approach when it comes to writing 2nd/3rd/4th/etc drafts?
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Re: Grim Gathering Questions?
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2015, 10:03:59 PM »
* Have you ever deleted/thrown away anything that you utterly regretted doing later, and then had to rewrite it all over again?
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Re: Grim Gathering Questions?
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2015, 10:09:09 PM »
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Re: Grim Gathering Questions?
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2015, 10:49:01 PM »
* Have you ever deleted/thrown away anything that you utterly regretted doing later, and then had to rewrite it all over again?

Related to ScarletBea's question

When you kill off a leading character do you always do it in such a way that you can bring them back later? Or has that been overused and once dead, stays dead?
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Re: Grim Gathering Questions?
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2015, 12:06:35 AM »
Why are there hardly any Fantasy authors with beards any more I'm sure there used to be a lot of beards it's only Patrick Rothfuss flying the flag now. Bring back the Beards or at least wear a fake one  haha
Can't leave George RR Martin out of the bearded authors club. Years ago Feist, Jordan and Martin all had beards. I actually theorised for a while that they were actually triplets and all functioned as a different part of the writing process. Joe Abercrombie has carefully cultivated designer stubble.
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Re: Grim Gathering Questions?
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2015, 12:17:28 AM »
If they could get one book signed by one author, which and who would it be?
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Re: Grim Gathering Questions?
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2015, 02:55:16 PM »
The guys in the panel seem to all know each other at least a little from circulating on the scene so, by consensus, which of them would win at;
A dance off?
A game of poker?
A drinking competition?
A sword fight?

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Re: Grim Gathering Questions?
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2015, 03:01:25 PM »
How much of a threat are pirates to authors?
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Re: Grim Gathering Questions?
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2015, 03:05:38 PM »
Related to @Nighteyes' question:

In the current world of piracy, in what other ways can readers support their favorite authors, besides buying their books? And where should one buy a book to ensure that the author gets most of the money / highest percentage?
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Re: Grim Gathering Questions?
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2015, 03:08:29 PM »
Related to @Saraband's question. I know of an antique's shop that has a musket for sale in its window. Would any of the writers like me to purchase it for them to defend themselves against pirates?
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