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Posted by Ben

October 14th 2009

You came to my school yesterday. Cool talk! Why did you hate tests if you were so good at them?

William Nicholson responded:

For the reason I gave in my talk: tests don't measure what I believe is most important about me or anyone else. Really what I dislike is tests being made to matter so much.

Posted by Sharon Mayfield

October 14th 2009

Dear Sir, I greatly enjoyed listening to the Saturday play, Radio 4, 10th October, Shadowlands. Having watched the film a number of times, I never seem to tire of it. I am struck by the richeness, depth and complexity of some of the dialogue with its religious/spiritual references. Some of these seemed to me so succinct that I was seeking a transcript so that I could think about it at greater length, is this possible? Also, linked to this, is any of the dialogue based on known writings/conversations or is it strictly 'dramatised'?

William Nicholson responded:

There is a printed copy of the stage play available from Samuel French Ltd. The dialogue is entirely made up by me; though of course in order to do so I read deeply in Lewis's own writings.

Posted by Matthias

October 13th 2009

Are we allowed to send you our stories for you to look at and criticize?

William Nicholson responded:

Sadly I just don't have the time to do it. But do find someone to look at your writing, it'll really help. A friendly teacher, maybe?

Posted by Matthias

October 13th 2009

Do you or do you plan to write write any books which don't involve super powers. What i mean is that do you write any books in which the event are super super unlikely to happen but could happen where as in one book water is a bomb!!! you are allowed to invent stuff but only stuff that could be created but no explosive water. You could say, however how you made the water explosive by saying i mixed (a real thing) with (a real thing) and it made explosive water but only if you say sensible things no like salt with tomatoes because that dosen't make sense!!!!! Any way the main question is do you write any book which include events that could be real

William Nicholson responded:

I don't entirely understand your question, but if you mean, do I write books without magic or fantasy? - then yes, my new book, Rich and Mad, is like that. It's a real-world story of love and anxiety. It's out next April.

Posted by Ben

October 13th 2009

Thanks for coming to our school today, it was really cool.

William Nicholson responded:

Thanks for being such a great audience.

Posted by Sean Miller

October 7th 2009

I am truly amazed at your Noble Warriors books! I haven't been very interested in reading for a long time because I lost interest. What really was awesome was you were extremely descriptive and also how you changed perspectives. I loved it! I would like to know if you plan on writing something similar or maybe continuing to maybe the next generation. Thanks, Sean Miller

William Nicholson responded:

For the moment I've switched to the real world - my next book for teens is called Rich and Mad and is a love story. But in the future, who knows? I'm delighted that you like my Noble Warriors. I put a lot into those books.