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Posted by Ben Sturla

May 18th 2010

Would you ever write another book in the Wind on Fire series? I'd really like it if you did as I've just finished Firesong and I thought it was brilliant!

William Nicholson responded:

I'm really pleased you liked Firesong, but I'm afraid that's the end of that story. You might like my second trilogy, The Noble Warriors.

Posted by Shannon

May 16th 2010

....I saw the question someone had posted on your home page about Peter the 1st of Portugal. I looked Peter the 1st up and the guy does have a point. What drama! - it would make for an amazing piece of work. As for you, your writing is awesome and do hope you collaborate again with Ridley as his collaborations with Helgeland are not quite hitting the mark for the second time. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_I_of_Portugal Shannon

William Nicholson responded:

It's a hard mark to hit. I've had failures of my own, believe me.

Posted by Shannon

May 15th 2010

I am a huge fan of the movie Gladiator and had in fact read your original script while it was being filmed at the time. One of the main reasons I believe that made the movie so successful was because of your writing and the passion you brought to the story. Why haven't you worked with Ridley Scott since? I saw Robin Hood last night and was incredibly disappointed. I think if you had been a part of it, it would have been a completely different movie. Just curious. Shannon

William Nicholson responded:

I have written a screenplay for Ridley Scott since Gladiator, but it hasn't been filmed - the studio didn't go for it. I haven't seen Robin Hood yet myself. I'll be very interested to see it. It takes so many elements to go right on a film to get it to work well, and with Gladiator I think we all just felt we got very lucky.

Posted by opwonya jerolyn

May 15th 2010

i must say you are like the coolest writer ever but id love to know where you got those wonderful ideas,especially in ;The slaves of mastery and the continuation and beginning books. it was just toooooooo cool and sooo original! I noticed the many mixed up traditions and the way you make them so interesting, seriously, im intrigued and would love to know this wonderful inspiration of yours. bye,you rock!

William Nicholson responded:

You're dead right when you talk about mixed-up traditions - everything in my head goes into the pot, like making soup. A bit of Bible, a bit of the Beano, a bit of Buddhism, a bit of hippy idealism, a bit of low-rent Tolstoy, a bit of all the things that have happened to me in my longish life... That's the glory of fantasy writing: there are no rules. Except it all has to hang together somehow and make sense to the reader. Try it yourself, it's the best fun.

Posted by STEPHEN TINTO

May 14th 2010

I WAS WONDERING IF THERE IS ANY PARTICULAR BOOK ON SCREENWRITING YOU WOULD RECOMMEND.

William Nicholson responded:

I've never used any book on screenwriting, so I'm afraid I can't help. I'm sure there are good books out there, but in the end your best learning tool is watching and analysing great movies.

Posted by Carla

May 14th 2010

Hello, I'm a big fan of yours, and being portuguese I would like to ask you if you ever heard about the portuguese true love story of king Pedro and Ines de Castro, the queen who was crowned after death, in the 14th century. I love your work and I must confess that I would love to see you taking this amazing story, and spreading it to the whole world, maybe giving it life through a film... Despite I believe you already know the story, I leave you a link with some details of it. Thanks.

William Nicholson responded:

I don't know the story. I'll take a look. Thanks.