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Stephen George

Rhiannon Lassiter

http://www.rhiannonlassiter.com

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Q: What were you like at school?

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I was the weird kid, always reading a book in the playground.

Q: What did you want to be when you were a child?

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A high court judge.

Q: Which three words describe you best?

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Creative, critical, uncompromising.

Q: What is your favourite word?

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Selenotropic. It means turning or bending under the influence of moonlight.

Q: What makes you cringe?

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Embarrassment.

Q: What are you afraid of?

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I'm afraid of being afraid. It's recursive, I know.

Q: What is your most treasured possession?

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My cat.

Q: What do you do as a hobby?

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I play computer games. Favourites include SSX, GTA, Ratchet and Clank, Wipeout and the Sims.

Q: What’s your favourite food?

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Felafels.

Q: What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?

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Astronaut. I'd like to go into space.

Q: Do you feel younger or older than your current age?

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Younger. I'm still about 14 inside.

Q: What quality do you most admire in a person?

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Self-awareness.

Q: How long have you been a writer?

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I've been writing since I was a teenager. I was writing a fantasy epic while at secondary school and I sent it to a few publishers who invited me to meet with them - although the book wasn't accepted. My first book was accepted when I was nineteen years old and studying at university.

Q: Was there a specific moment in your life when you decide to become a writer?

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When I had a book accepted!

Q: Where do you do your writing?

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In my office at home. It's lavender and mauve with a long counter-top desk and lots of storage for my books and notebooks.

Q: What are the best and worst things about being an author?

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The best thing is having other people tell you how much they love your books. The worst thing is having to decide which idea to write.

Q: Where do you get your greatest ideas from?

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My dreams.

Q: Which of your own characters do you most identify with?

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Raven, Poppy, Zoë and Katherine.

Q: What do you do to combat “writers’ block”?

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Make notes and see where my ideas take me.

Q: What was your favourite book as a child?

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Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones.

Q: What book do you wish you had written?

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The Tricksters by Margaret Mahy.

Q: What advice would you give to aspiring authors?

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Keep writing. The more you write the better you'll be at it. Try different ideas to widen your range. Join a writer's circle: one which is brave enough to give genuinely critical responses, not just praise.

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