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Posted by Mark

April 1st 2012

Dear Mr Nicholson First I would like to say how much I loved the wind on fire series. I am not sure the best way to contact so I felt this would be the easiest and most efficient way of finding out. I recently graduated university with a Masters degree in film production, and I am very much interested in making the wind of fire trilogy into motion pictures. Who would be best for me to contact Thank You Mark P.S. You don’t have to put this on your site if you think it might raise people hopes of a film adaptation when none may come of it, though I hope that is not the case.

William Nicholson responded:

I hold the rights, and I wouldn't pass on the rights without the assurance that there was the finance to make the films. This means in effect that the offer would have to come from a film production company. So your best first step is to interest such a company, in principle at least. Then you contact my agent - names on this site.

Posted by Moses

March 30th 2012

Hi there William, I've been a great fan of your wind on fire series since I read it about 9 years ago. Read it again recently and I must say it really touched me with its poignancy and connection with reality (in a metaphorical sense of course). I was going to ask if you ever considered making a movie of it (I'm really looking forward to it), but then say that question on 25th march and your reply to it. So now my question has changed; Would you agree for a production company to turn your trilogy into movies even if they took it away from the direction you're looking at? I mean, look at hollywood and what it thinks it's audience wants, and you end up with a whole lot of visual noise but not much into character development and emotions, which is what I really feel your book is about. Really hope that there will be a movie version of it soon, but at the same time I hope that one won't be made just for the sake of money. Do you agree?

William Nicholson responded:

I agree that too often Hollywood movies fail to work on the character level. Yes, I would care very much about that, if my books were ever to be filmed. I'd try to control that by writing the screenplays myself. But there's nothing happening on that front at present.

Posted by charlotte

March 27th 2012

This isn't a question but a comment that I wanted to share. Your wind on fire trilogy have always been my favorite books since I first read them almost 10 years ago. I've read all three countless times, something I can't usually do with other novels. For this reason I've spent a lot of time considering why I love these books so much and why they mean so much to me. Recently I was spending some time writing my own stories and began contemplating the idea of evil in literature. There are so many cases where I become attached to characters because they are heroic in the face of absolute evil. But in a way the theme of pure evil and pure good is unfair. I've always been jealous of these kinds of heroes because they have it easy - there is no gray area. There is good and evil and they choose good (The lord of the rings is an example). In the real world there is no way to find such a clear sense of purpose, such a clear direction that you know is good and right. Then I came back to your trilogy and realized that the beauty of it is the evil force that you created. The morah is horrifying and yet necessary. It is part of a cycle that is intertwined with human nature. There is no gray area between good and bad because the phrase doesn't even apply to the morah. The heroes choose, not necessarily goodness but humanness. You managed to create a symbolic evil that can be both hated and needed. A kind of evil that does not make you question or affirm your actions but explains them. For this reason, your trilogy is relatable in a way that I don't see in any other novels. I'm no critic and its possible that I interpreted the series entirely incorrectly. Either way, I wanted to share my thoughts.

William Nicholson responded:

You're exactly right. It was a deliberate decision on my part, to create an antagonist that in the end was revealed to be a part of all of us. This is what I believe about real life too. My adult novels are focussed on the idea that everyone is good, or trying to be good, even though they do bad things - usually out of fear - and that the key is to understand what someone's life looks like from inside that life. Compassion is the key. So thank you - you express very well what I most want my readers to take from my books.

Posted by Larry McCumber

March 27th 2012

I'm a story teller and my son is urging me to write a script but I don't feel that I have the necessary creativity to do this. I'm looking to collaborate with someone that can. I feel I have a very strong idea for a comedy about one day in my life. I would just like to talk to someone about the possibility of doing this. Please advise.

William Nicholson responded:

I'm afraid I can't help you myself - too busy on my own work - but your son is right, you must get on and do it. You certainly do have the necessary creativity, if you can overcome the fear of making a fool of yourself. Get on and write it, tell yourself it's only a first shot and doesn't have to be perfect. If you get a buzz out of it, you'll be hooked. Then you'll do more and more - and become good.

Posted by Alan Armstrong

March 26th 2012

Hi Mr Nicholson, have just finished reading Secret Intensity, liked it very much.If it's a trilogy, where does this one fit in the series, and what are the titles of the others ? regards, Alan Armstrong

William Nicholson responded:

Secret Intensity is the first. Then comes All the Hopeful Lovers; and third, The Golden Hour, which will be in paperback in May. You'll find many of the same characters growing older. Hope you like the,.

Posted by Connie Richards

March 25th 2012

have you ever considered making a film out of the wind singer? because I loved the book i have read it twice, once when i was in year 6 and then again recently (I'm in year 10 now). I would love to now your ideas and if you had anything interesting planned for the future.

William Nicholson responded:

Alas, I can't pay for a film myself, so I'm waiting hopefully for a production company to make the investment. Maybe one day.