Teen Writers' Magazine

I can't thank movellas enough for the opportunities and inspiration I've had since joining the site! In 2014 I managed to win a place in an amazing writing Masterclass (and private interview) with the bestselling author of the 'Uglies' series- Scott Westerfeld- when he came to London on a 2-day tour... a massive, massive thank you to movellas for that truly inspirational experience <3

We asked him as many of your questions as we could, so now I'm excited to reveal all the advice we managed to squeeze from what was genuinely one of the most exciting days of my life.

This magazine also contains a bunch of other things to do with writing, reading and movellas. Ever wanted access to all of Movellas an secrets, top tips and guidance in one place? I hope this helps :D

*I'd also like to give a big thanks to my wonderfully supportive and friendly movellians that have helped with this: HeartTaunter, Raven711, Writer_Girl, Jade.P and so many more! :)


9. The Perks of being a Writer

Uniqua Niques: What makes you want to be a writer most?

Scott's answer: One thing I like about writing is how you sort of get to be everything. When you’re an architect, you draw the plans and you don’t do the building. When you write a symphony, you don’t play every instrument. But in a weird way, as a novelist, you actually get to do everything. You get a big idea, then have to work out the details, there’s every part of the structure you have to work out. But you’re also sitting there and saying ‘is this a colon or a semi-colon?’, ‘how shall I spell this word?’, ‘how should I do this?’. So it’s like being an architect but you also do the building, you also do the painting, you also do the plasterboards, the safety inspection and all that stuff.

That’s what I like about it: you get to jump back and forth between the biggest issues and the smallest little details.

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