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! :)

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14. Writing Inspiration

Uniqua Niques: Is there anyone in particular that inspired you to write?

Scott's answer: I had a creative writing teacher in my Junior Year of High School. I was kind of a smarty pants, I got good grades and usually when I wrote something I would just get an A. But he totally kicked my ass. He would question every single word: ‘is this what you want to say exactly?’, ‘this is not what you mean’, ‘this is wrong’. So I was used to just getting A’s and people being like ‘oh whatever’ but then his red ink would be all over every page. It was like being really edited by a professional and we all just hated him and were so annoyed with him but he turned us into real writers that thought about every word.

 

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