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Posted by Deepesh R S

August 26th 2010

how can I post one story to you?

William Nicholson responded:

Mail it to my agent if you really think that's the best way to go. However, please be aware that I don't offer to assess other people's writing, simply because if I did this for everyone I'd have no time left for my own writing. Much better to get it read by someone close to you.

Posted by Katie

August 25th 2010

Hello Mr. Nicholson. I would like to thank you for writing the Wind on Fire trilogy. The hard covers have been on my shelf for about 8 years now and I have read them over five times. I still consider them to be some of my favorite fantasy books. I love to write a lot, and have been writing since I was in middle school. I am 21 now and am still learning a lot of things but most of all I just enjoy doing it because it's fun. And when I look at your page and how you seem to care about your audience and answer each question and answer them with honesty and respect, it only makes me respect you as a writer. A lot of writers today seem to gain this ego that makes them too puffed up. You seem the exact opposite. You seem to make it about what you love doing, which is writing. Anyway, just want to say thank-you for being one of my inspirations when it comes to doing what we love, which is writing. Take care.

William Nicholson responded:

I do love writing just in and for itself, and I can see that you do too. Of course we all write to be read, and you'll be wanting readers of your own - and they will come - but it can take a long time. When I was your age I'd written two whole novels, very bad novels, but I was hooked. I wasn't able to make a living from my writing until I was in my mid-30s. So keep at it - but more importantly, keep loving it. Otherwise why do we bother?

Posted by Maria E Gutierrez

August 25th 2010

I just saw FireLight what a beautiful Movie! Thank you also I like to know how can I get the sorround Sound you put the music in the movie so beautiful I will love to have it Thanks

William Nicholson responded:

I don't know the answer to this. There was never a release of the music on its own, as far as I know. I think you'll have to make do with the sound track on the DVD.

Posted by david

August 25th 2010

I was also wondering if there were copies of "Crash" available for amateur groups overseas yet as it sounds great all the best

William Nicholson responded:

Not yet. We have to get this first production launched. Then, if it's a success...

Posted by David Attrill

August 25th 2010

Hi again Just getting to that terrifying pre-performance period of having almost learned Henry's lines in KH I wonder what you might think of these thoughts. Firstly I love the sunrise/.darkness/ candlelight through line for Katherine , Henry and Culpeper - plus other great sleepers like the opening line - "will you do it for me" sort of questions The God references - Henry is really thinking himself God by the end of that last speech? Henry really does catch her eye and believe her before he changes tack - with "what does it matter" after her interrogation? The nocturnal emissions scene when Katherine enters - would you mind if I repeated - that's the beauty of the nocturnal emissions referring to KH - as the postioning of this scene just after his first rebuttal by her seems to imply she has caused the emissions Henry is reported to cry more for himself than for KH after her demise - so do you think he could be crying early in the play at his loss of youth - being the defiling monster, being unable to slough off the old body etc. I will keep it brief and not burden you with dozens of more thoughts I take it that you are more unlikely to make it to Australia than Essex but thanks again for a great opportunity to terrify myself trying to do justice to a great role in a great play - David

William Nicholson responded:

I back all of your thoughts, which seem to me to show a really wonderful insight into the character, and into my play. It's a while since I wrote it, but all you say rings true to me. Anyway, you are creating your character afresh in your production, and if it works it's right. Alas, I won't be making it to Essex to see for myself, but I wish you all power on the night.

Posted by Bre

August 24th 2010

Finished Firelight last week and was convinced that the movie must have been based on a book. I have yet to come across such a book, and if it truly does not exist, then you must write one. Please. pleasepleasepleasepleaseplease The movie was wonderful, but a book! A book could fill in the details; draw out the tension, elaborate on motivations! There is so much I wanted to know! Pretty please? Meanwhile, I'm going to read your other novels, and continue my search for "Firelight: A Novel Based on the Screenplay". I have great hopes that I will come upon it someday. Oh. p.s. I'm on the hunt for a U.S. version of the DVD. I noticed that Netflix had the movie, and in an answer to a earlier question here you mentioned trying to get a copy from them; did you have any luck?

William Nicholson responded:

No, Firelight wasn't based on a novel. I made it up as a film. I'm not planning to write a novel version - though I do agree with you that it would be possible to go so much deeper - but I feel I've been there and don't want to go back. I'm deep into other kinds of novels now. Do take a look at one or two of them if you can.