|Ellen Hopkins' pile of books.|
I am not familiar with Ellen Hopkins' work. However, I found much of what she had to say interesting in terms of writing.
- Hopkins writes two books a year, spending 3 to 4 months on each book.
- She's been spending around 100 days a year on the road, but is trying to cut down. She's able to write while traveling. Yesterday she put in 4 hours of writing between a school visit and the store appearance.
- She receives around 200 messages a day from readers spread among various social media platforms.
- Her adult novel Triangles and her YA Tilt are companion books. They deal with the same situation from adult and YA points of view. As a writer, I think that's fascinating.
She also had some writing advice that I'm save for a Weekend Writer post.