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Posted by ann heath

November 11th 2009

I love the movie Firelight. You wrote and directed it. Were you pleased with it? I think it is visually (cinematograpically speaking) a gorgeous film, with compelling story, beautiful music and fine fine acting. It is onNetflix. (someone asked where to get a DVD) You said it was not critically well received. ( can imagine, "too melodramatic" or some such...) Will it grow on people, do you think-there is so much to enjoy. I was glad to track down your website and find you have written so many other great film stories, thank you.

William Nicholson responded:

Yes, the critical response was that it was melodrama. Will it grow on people? I can only hope so. Thanks for telling me about Netflix. I'll now get a DVD of my own at last.

Posted by Talia

November 11th 2009

Hello Mr. Nicholson. My name is Talia and i am doing a book report in calss on your book, Seeker. i was wondering if you could help me with on thing. if you had to choose theme songs for Seeker, Wildman, Morning Star, Blaze and Soren Similin, what would each one be?

William Nicholson responded:

It's a fascinating question, but I can't answer. I don't have a big enough repertoire of songs, or a good enough memory. I shall have to leave it to you.

Posted by Marco Montani

November 10th 2009

Hi, are there any plans to remake THE MARCH? Best, Marco

William Nicholson responded:

No. I wish we could. Imagine doing it in today's climate, and with a big budget! But no one is proposing it.

Posted by Josiah

November 6th 2009

Mr. Nicholson, I am very impressed by the attentiveness on your site. It is rare to find a writer willing to open his time to his readers. Thank you. I am writing to ask about your research methods. I am an MFA in Screenwriting student in California and am considering a project on the Inklings group at the university of Oxford. Since you have worked on a similarly-themed project, I hoped you might have a word or two of advice on what and how best to conduct research.

William Nicholson responded:

I find the contact with readers valuable, to be honest. Anyway, your project: there is, as you know, a book on the Inklings, which I read when working on Shadowlands long ago. However, my approach is not so research-based. I create a frame of known facts and then fill in the gaps - essentially the character interactions - with invention. My own supporting cast of Oxford dons, loosely inspired by the Inklings, were all fictional. So it all depends what kind of work you aim to produce, and what claims you make for it. I imagine Tolkein interests you a lot. I would say, get Tolkein as true as you can, and let yourself run a little more free with others, possibly changing names.

Posted by Jonathan Greenfield

November 5th 2009

Hi! It's me again. just need a few more questions. What will be your new book after Rich and Mad? What will it be about? Who will your characters be and what characters will relate to you? Thanks!

William Nicholson responded:

I've not planned my book after Rich and Mad yet. Watch this space.

Posted by jacqueline twamley

November 5th 2009

Hello, not a question but again prise for the Trial of True Love. A lovely book, once again you have got the human side of the story and I love the way it all comes together at the end. I have still yet to understand the end of The Society of Others but I have taken a break from it and I am going to try again soon. I want to thank you for your books I am really enjoying them and I look forward to Rich and Mad, I have a feeling there will be alot in there that I understand well.

William Nicholson responded:

Good to hear of a reader for The Trial of True Love. Sometimes I get the feeling it's vanished. As for the end of Society of Others: I don't think it's obscure if you read the last page carefully.