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WANTED: Your questions for Kit! Exclusive video interview!

Postby segundus » Tue Sep 23, 2008 10:29 pm

As some of you will now know, I run the Friends of English Magic web site which was originally set-up with keeping fans of Susanna Clarke up-to-date with the latest happenings with her work. We still do that, but I like to explore similar themes and was very pleased when Kit got in touch to let me know about Stonewylde and, well, I was hooked.

I'm pleased to announce that next month I will be conducting a video interview (using good quality HD video kit no less) with Kit and am solciting questions from FoEM readers and yourselves to ask Kit when I see her next month.

All the details are here:
http://www.foem.org.uk/2008/09/exclusive-to-fo.html

but essentially all you need to do is drop your questions in an email to:
questions@foem.org.uk

and we'll sort them out and prepare them for the video.

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Postby kit » Fri Sep 26, 2008 12:08 pm

Anyone sent any questions yet? No horrid tricky ones please! :lol: Grimalkin - just go easy on me please! I'm really looking forward to this interview and hope I come across okay on camera! I've enjoyed doing the two radio interviews so far, but this will be the first one filmed! Yikes! :shock:
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Postby Greymalkin » Fri Sep 26, 2008 2:00 pm

kit wrote:Grimalkin - just go easy on me please!


Whatever do you mean? LOL :D
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Postby swampy » Fri Sep 26, 2008 9:40 pm

A question for Kit: Where or how did you get the inspiration for Stonewylde? I know the Dorset countryside gave you the where, but was there anyplace in particular that helped the story evolve?
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Postby Carprimulgidae » Mon Oct 06, 2008 11:10 pm

A question for Kit 2:

With such a good story line Stonewylde could go on for many books to come, you did say on radio the next book is to be the last :? (am i right so far)
If it is going to be the last, WHY :?:

or is this just a ploy to torture us poor soles
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Postby swampy » Sat Oct 11, 2008 12:53 pm

Question for Kit 3:

Were any of the characters based on anyone in particular or just purely from your amazing imagination?

Question for Kit 4:

How much research was involved in producing the books, for example construction of buidings?
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Postby Sujee » Sat Oct 11, 2008 5:11 pm

Question for Kit 5 -

If you had to write the books again, knowing what you do now about the process of writing and the reaction the books have got, would you do anything differently? :D
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Postby Moongoddess » Sun Oct 12, 2008 1:41 pm

Question 6

Have you any ideas for new novels?
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Postby Carprimulgidae » Sun Oct 12, 2008 6:57 pm

MG, more of Stonewylde I hope :lol: :lol:
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Postby kit » Sun Oct 12, 2008 7:37 pm

Some great questions - thanks folks! Segundus is back from his travels tomorrow I think and the interview's on Wednesday so keep 'em coming please! I'm really looking forward to it. :lol: :lol:
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Postby Ruby » Mon Oct 13, 2008 9:08 am

If it's not too late, I have a couple of questions...

What specific locations helped to inspire you in creating Stonewylde (if any)?

Without spoiling, was it hard to kill of some of the nicer characters?

What prompted you to self-publish, and how difficult was it/has it been promoting/selling your books through your own company?

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Postby segundus » Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:24 am

Just to say I'm back from Cambodia - have had a wonderful time even if I am peeling like an orange from all that sun. I'm just off to pick up the camera kit now, and will be preparing the questions tomorrow and Wednesday morning prior to meeting Kit.

I've had a grand total of 2 questions in the FoEM questions box, but that's okay - I'm reading them here too, and I have a fair selection of my own :)

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Postby Midge » Mon Oct 13, 2008 1:38 pm

Hope I'm not too late?

I'd like to ask Kit,

Did you find it hard write a book? ( or in Kits case, all three)

What motivated you to keep writing?

Did you have the story/plot all set out from the beginning or did the story progress into what it is as time went by?

Do you already know the outcome to Stonewylde in your yet to be written last book?

Hope that's not too many?
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Postby Kas » Mon Oct 13, 2008 1:53 pm

I'd like to ask Kit,

If you decided to write other novels, would you find it easy to completely detach yourself from Stonewylde, and not think about it for inspiration for your new work?

Do you think once you've finished writing about Stonewylde you'll move on from it and leave it behind? Including all of us? I hope not Kit.

If you dedided not to write more novels, would you go back into teaching, or would that be a step back?

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Postby sea sprite » Mon Oct 13, 2008 2:07 pm

Hi Kit,

Had you tried writing other stories/novels before the Stonewylde books? Has writing always played a large part in your life?
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