Last Tuesday, Andrew, his friend Doug McKelvey, and illustrator Aedan Peterson all hung out in the Chapter House to talk about Doug’s Wingfeather Tale and to answer questions about writing, the animated series, and more. It was a great conversation, and I hope you were able to make it! If not, or if you’d like to watch again, here are the videos. Below thou shalt find links to many and sundry items of relevance.
Librarian that I am, I must catalog for you all the wonderful people and projects that came up during the conversation. Here they are, in alphabetical order:
Andrew’s posts about writing:
Doug McKelvey Tells All About Cassowaries (podcast episode)
The Flabbit Room community for young authors
The Green Ember (S.D. Smith)
Did I miss anything? Let me know in the comments and I’ll find you a link.
A few great questions came up during the evening, some of which Andrew and Doug were able to discuss and some they weren’t. Among them: Who are the writers who make you want to write? Who are the writers who make you want to read? What books have shaped you? Do you have any tips for aspiring writers? (There are some good ones in the links above.) When you’re writing, do you start with the end in mind or do you let the story tell you what it wants to be? Do you ever collaborate while creating, and how does that work out?
Some of you Featherheads are writers, but even if you’re not, I’d love to know how you all would answer these questions. Come on over to the forum and tell us what you think.