Asked and Answered

You asked and James Dashner has answered. This past week he has blogged the answers of five new fan submitted questions including the reason behind the Glader’s slang, where he writes his books to how he got his big break.

When asked about where and how he writes:

 I always, always type and edit my books on my laptop. Using the good old-fashioned Word. Nothing fancy. I love being able to take my job anywhere I like, from the mountains to a library to a bookstore to my backyard. And my office, of course. I have an author friend who writes her books out longhand before entering them into a computer. Ugh. I could never do that!!!

His “Big Break”:

How did I get my big break? That’s a great question. It seems like any successful author had a few lucky breaks and I’m no exception. I started with a small publisher, moved to a medium-sized one, then got on with Random House. Each step can be traced back eventually to someone I met at a conference or something like that.

And that ever popular Glade lingo:

hanks for asking about the slang in THE MAZE RUNNER. That was a lot of fun to create. Basically, it had two purposes:

1. To show that this was taking place in a different time and to give their language its own flavor.

2. To give their words a harshness – to match their environment – without getting banned from every school in the world. It wouldn’t have made much sense for Minho to say, “Gee darn golly, there’s a goshdang Griever up there!” I was being practical.

To read the rest of the this delightful Q&A give jamesdashner.com a visit. Speaking of James’s blog, you won’t be able to see it in its current state much longer! in the next two-three weeks jamesdashner.com  will  and get a total makeover become a “professional-looking” website.

I know that much hasn’t been going on here, but us admins have plans brewing. Stay tuned over the coming weeks…..

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Your Questions Have Been Answered (Well, at least some of them…)

Last week, James Dashner asked the people who follow his blog to ask him questions. Today, he started answering them! (He also shares his hope for book/movie adaptions and who should have played Katniss in The Hunger Games, and it’s not who you think it might be!)  Here are some of the highlights from the Q and A.

In response to Pherisphena Ladea:

 I’m not one to say never, but I can’t imagine ever writing a book following up the events of THE DEATH CURE. That story is told, and I think any sequel would be extremely boring. However, I’d always planned on writing a prequel – at least one – and you guys can look forward to THE KILL ORDER this August.

In response to Robert MacGillivray:

I appreciate all those who’ve asked about the potential movie for THE MAZE RUNNER. Believe me, no one on the planet wants this to happen more than I do. And I really think it’s going to happen. I’m not allowed to say much, but it’s public knowledge that Twentieth Century Fox optioned the rights, that a script has been written, and that things are moving slowly but surely. Stay tuned!!!

You can read the entire interview here. You can also leave a comment on that post if you have a question for James!

I honestly didn’t know all that about the movie, but I can’t wait to see everything unfold. And am I the only one to catch that there could possibly be more than one prequel? That leads us to today’s polls!

Last Week In a Nutshell

This past week was so crazy for me I missed not one, but TWO blog posts from James Dashner, both with some great information. Because of the size the post would be if I shoved them together, I’m going to make each of James’s posts a separate post here.

Last Friday, he revealed that he is getting a new website fairly soon (about a month and a half from now). If I had to guess, I would say that it would be a bit more organized than the blog he is using now. (Trust me, you don’t want a friend yelling at you after she couldn’t find the section of the blog you told her to find for her essay research!)

The other thing he mentioned was that the fourth and final book in The 13th Reality series will be titled The Void of Mist and Thunder. I believe that this name may have been mentioned by James a while ago, because I heard this same name being bounced around before.

Before I finish this post, I would like to apologize that neither of the posts today will be about The Maze Runner.  Right now, you do just about anything and you hear about The Hunger Games. I know that if you are reading this right now you have either read The Hunger Games or knows somebody who has read them. This is you challenge: go up to somebody who loves The Hunger Games and let them know about this wonderful book called The Maze Runner. The more people love everything Maze Runner-> the more likely Maze Runner will have the same fate as The Hunger Games -> the more Maze Runner news there will be -> the more posts I write -> the more posts you can read! Everyone wins!

Stay tuned, because I will be posting about the Infinity Ring book 1 cover! As always, the comments are below!

“Catch Up” With James Dashner

In his latest blog post, James Dashner (the author of our beloved Maze Runner Trilogy, if you didn’t already know) catches us up and fills us in on what he’s been doing and what he’s looking forward to in 2012.

 There’ll be a new, and amazing, James Dashner website debuting in a couple of months. A place for all of us to gather. And maybe this is the year that the movie gets green lit for production. Who knows? And I might even have a new book written that you don’t know about yet. Lots of fun things to come.

We learn bunches of new stuff including what James is reading, what he is watching and what movies he is dying to see. We also learn some details about the cover for The Kill Order and where you can order books signed by the Dashner Dude himself. The entire blog can be found here at  http://www.jamesdashner.com/.

Now for a little poll…