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Posted by Elissa Siddons

April 9th 2011

Hi there, I'm an aspiring screen writer and I just wanted to say your book "The Wind Singer" is absolutely amazing, I was wondering if you've ever thought of developing it into a film, I mean ho better to make it into a film than you the writer. Thanks, Elissa :)

William Nicholson responded:

For a film I need a film production company able to provide a lot of money. There's none offering at present.

Posted by Abbie

April 9th 2011

I've recently been sucked into your novel 'Rich and Mad'; I am 17 and have recently fallen in love (luckily the affection is mutual unlike poor Rich and Maddy) and the way in which you write about love summarizes my emotions and feelings towards my partner in a way I could never express. I found myself quoting your book to my other half and sent him passages to describe to him my astonishment at how truthful I found your words to be. I suppose this isn't really a question, more of an expression of gratitude as you have, sincerely, helped me understand my affections and given me a perch to view them from. Thank you William :) Many kind regards xx

William Nicholson responded:

You lift up my heart. We writers want so much to feel we're getting a little closer to the truth of how things are, but we never know until we get the kind of response you send me. I don't know if you're looking for something else to read, but I've been engaged in a series of novels recently that include quite a lot about teenage love affairs. The first book in the series, 'The Secret Intensity of Everyday Life', focusses on a past love affair and its repercussions on the life of a middle-aged woman; but the second book, 'All the Hopeful Lovers', has a number of teenage characters who make various kinds of muddles out of their love affairs. That book is in hardback only at present, but will be in paperback by June.

Posted by Yokko

April 8th 2011

My name is Yokko who is a MFA in Acting student at Actors Studio Drama School. I am looking for my Thesis Project and I am very interested in your screenplay, Nell. I am wondering if I can read the screenplay. I already have the original play, "Idioglossia" (I contacted with the playwright) however, there are little differences between play and film. Is there any possibilities to have your screenplay? Where should I contact with? If you can answer my question, I would be very appreciated! Regards, Yokko

William Nicholson responded:

I'm really sorry, but I find I no longer have any copies of the screenplay. It was written a long time ago, of course, and I think I must have lost it from my records. You could try Fox in LA, the studio who made the film.

Posted by matthew

April 6th 2011

how many people have offered to turn the wind singer into a movie me and all my mates want to know?

William Nicholson responded:

There have been enquiries, but no offers.

Posted by frank

April 6th 2011

how much money would it take to turn the wind singer into a movie?

William Nicholson responded:

Depends how elaborate the special effects are. Anywhere from $30 million to $100 million.

Posted by frank

April 6th 2011

how much money does it cost to turn a book into a movie?

William Nicholson responded:

Obviously it depends on how easy it is to film. The King's Speech cost about $15 million. A fantasy film, with masses of special effects, can cost $200 million.