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Posted by Lucas Eaton

December 21st 2010

Are you going to attempt to get a movie deal for your Wind on Fire trilogy? Honestly, those were the most memorable books I have ever read.

William Nicholson responded:

I'd love to see films of my books, but it's not under my control. Maybe it'll happen one day. Thanks for your support.

Posted by Alan Barkley

December 19th 2010

I very much admire your screenwriting, particularly your ability to evoke emotions in characters through both speech and action. I recently wrote an article on Shadowlands, which remains a superb film to watch 16 years on, and just wanted to pass it along - http://www.suite101.com/content/shadowlands-1993--c-s-lewis-falls-in-love-a32264

William Nicholson responded:

I suppose my central aim is to use words to excavate and communicate emotion. So thank you.

Posted by Nadine

December 19th 2010

HI My english is not the best so I´m sorry for mistakes. I would introduce your book "the windsinger" and I have a question. How you came to the words like "sagahok" or "pumpaprun" ? I´m very interressted in it. Nadine

William Nicholson responded:

I made up the 'swear' words out of syllables that either sounded a bit violent or a bit funny. I tried out many different combinations in the process. It always interests me to see how other countries translate my made-up words - my originals are 'sagahog' - a hog is a pig - and 'pompaprune' - prunes are dried plums, but comic in English because people used to take them to ease constipation.

Posted by Manjit Defrey

December 15th 2010

why do you take photos of your self in that way

William Nicholson responded:

I take no photos of myself. Other people do.

Posted by Harry Graham

December 15th 2010

Hello, I am in an English lesson right now and our task is to find out facts about you.I know this sounds silly but what are the most interesting facts about you an your life? please reply as soon as possible, yours sincerly, Harry Graham

William Nicholson responded:

That I'm 62 and still writing silly books. That I'm bald and proud of it. That I eat more cream than is good for me. That I believe everyone's good underneath, and people only go bad out of fear.

Posted by melissa

December 15th 2010

Hi williammy teacher like your books where did you get your ideas from? also what is your favorite poem

William Nicholson responded:

I'm glad your teacher likes my books, but you don't say you do. Ah, well. Can't win'em all. My ideas come from my life - there are ideas all round you if you only look. Favourite poem - I've answered another with that, see below on the website answers page (or above, I'm not sure).