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Where Writers Write - Jodi Picoult
Jodi starts her working day at 07:30.  She says, ‘I go up to my office. It’s just two floors up in my house. I first deal with all my emails. I get about 200 emails every day and I answer all my fan mail myself. I don’t have an assistant. After that I work. I write until 15:30, and then I magically become a mom again.’
Jodi writes five days a week, and takes weekends and school holidays off. Her mother and her agent are her first readers.
From Lone Wolf - Amanda Patterson’s Interview with Jodi Picoult
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Where Writers Write - Jodi Picoult

Jodi starts her working day at 07:30.  She says, ‘I go up to my office. It’s just two floors up in my house. I first deal with all my emails. I get about 200 emails every day and I answer all my fan mail myself. I don’t have an assistant. After that I work. I write until 15:30, and then I magically become a mom again.’

Jodi writes five days a week, and takes weekends and school holidays off. Her mother and her agent are her first readers.

From Lone Wolf - Amanda Patterson’s Interview with Jodi Picoult

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— 1 year ago with 57 notes
#Where Writers Write  #Jodi Picoult 
Literary Birthday - 19 May
Happy Birthday, Jodi Picoult, born 19 May 1966
Jodi Picoult’s Top Three Writing Tips
Read a ton. Reading will inspire you. It will also help you find out where you belong as a writer.
Write every day. Treat writing as a job. There is no such thing as waiting for the muse. If you want to be taken seriously as a writer, take writing seriously.
Do not stop in the middle of your first book. Finish it. No matter what. All writers go through this. It’s more of a fear of not being good enough that makes you stop. You think, ‘What if I’m not as good as I thought I was?’ Do not allow it to stop you. If you don’t finish that first book you’re making life difficult for yourself.
To read more about Jodi Picoult’s writing routine, the best book she’s written, and her thoughts on Hollywood, follow this link
Picoult is the best-selling author of 18 novels, including My Sister’s Keeper and Sing Me Home. Her last five novels have debuted at number one on the New York Times best-seller list.
by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

Literary Birthday - 19 May

Happy Birthday, Jodi Picoult, born 19 May 1966

Jodi Picoult’s Top Three Writing Tips

  1. Read a ton. Reading will inspire you. It will also help you find out where you belong as a writer.
  2. Write every day. Treat writing as a job. There is no such thing as waiting for the muse. If you want to be taken seriously as a writer, take writing seriously.
  3. Do not stop in the middle of your first book. Finish it. No matter what. All writers go through this. It’s more of a fear of not being good enough that makes you stop. You think, ‘What if I’m not as good as I thought I was?’ Do not allow it to stop you. If you don’t finish that first book you’re making life difficult for yourself.

To read more about Jodi Picoult’s writing routine, the best book she’s written, and her thoughts on Hollywood, follow this link

Picoult is the best-selling author of 18 novels, including My Sister’s Keeper and Sing Me Home. Her last five novels have debuted at number one on the New York Times best-seller list.

by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

— 1 year ago with 125 notes
#Jodi Picoult  #Literary Birthday  #amanda patterson  #lit  #writers write 
All About Jodi Picoult
I was happy to have a wonderful author like Jodi Picoult as my first guest of 2013. She is the best-selling author of 18 novels, including My Sister’s Keeper and Sing Me Home. Her last five novels have debuted at number one on the New York Times best-seller list.Jodi was in South Africa to promote Lone Wolf, her novel that explores the thin line between medical science and moral choices. 
I think most aspiring novelists will be happy to find out that it wasn’t easy to get there. Jodi first studied creative writing and had two short stories published while still a student. She worked as a technical writer, as a copywriter, as a textbook editor, and as an 8th grade English teacher, before achieving success as a novelist.
How she started
She says she owes her success to determination and a wonderful husband who has supported her writing career. ‘I always say the miracle of my early writing career with three children under five years old, and writing a book a year, is that my husband didn’t divorce me.’
What is  the best book she’s written?
Jodi says that Second Glance is her favourite book. She says she found it the most challenging to write.'Some novels are difficult to write on an emotional level, others on a technical level. I found that writing novels with children who were the same age as my children, were difficult to write. I had to be careful not to include things my children did or said in these cases.'
About Lone Wolf
Jodi first got the idea for Lone Wolf speaking with a doctor on a plane more than 10 years ago. She asked him not to forget her because she wanted to write about brain injuries one day. When she called him, he mentioned that she’d done quite well for herself in the intervening years.
Writing Routine
Jodi starts her working day at 07:30. ‘I go up to my office. It’s just two floors up in my house. I first deal with all my emails. I get about 200 emails every day and I answer all my fan mail myself. I don’t have an assistant. After that I work. I write until 15:30, and then I magically become a mom again.’She writes five days a week, and takes weekends and school holidays off. Her mother and her agent are her first readers.
Hollywood and Books
She mentions how hard she fought for the ending of My Sister’s Keeper to be the one she wrote when it was adapted for film. ‘The adaptation of that book was the worst experience of my writing career,’ she says. ‘I met with the film’s director, Nick Cassevetes, and he gave me his word. Then I got a phone call from someone in the industry who told me they had changed the ending. The director would not take my calls. I decided to visit the set. Needless to say, I was thrown off the set, and they filmed it with an ending I hadn’t written.’ 
Favourite Author
Alice Hoffman is her favourite author because ‘she manages to write about love so beautifully’.
Jodi Picoult’s Top Three Writing Tips
Read a ton. Reading will inspire you. It will also help you find out where you belong as a writer.
Write every day. Treat writing as a job. There is no such thing as waiting for the muse. If you want to to be taken seriously as a writer, take writing seriously.
Do not stop in the middle of your first book. Finish it. No matter what. All writers go through this. It’s more of a fear of not being good enough that makes you stop. You think, ‘What if I’m not as good as I thought I was?’ Do not allow it to stop you. If you don’t finish that first book you’re making life difficult for yourself.
Jodi Picoult is grounded, articulate, and determined. She has achieved success because she has worked hard.
by Amanda Patterson, 14 January 2013
From Writers Write

All About Jodi Picoult

I was happy to have a wonderful author like Jodi Picoult as my first guest of 2013. She is the best-selling author of 18 novels, including My Sister’s Keeper and Sing Me HomeHer last five novels have debuted at number one on the New York Times best-seller list.
Jodi was in South Africa to promote Lone Wolf, her novel that explores the thin line between medical science and moral choices. 

I think most aspiring novelists will be happy to find out that it wasn’t easy to get there. Jodi first studied creative writing and had two short stories published while still a student. She worked as a technical writer, as a copywriter, as a textbook editor, and as an 8th grade English teacher, before achieving success as a novelist.

How she started

She says she owes her success to determination and a wonderful husband who has supported her writing career. ‘I always say the miracle of my early writing career with three children under five years old, and writing a book a year, is that my husband didn’t divorce me.’

What is  the best book she’s written?

Jodi says that Second Glance is her favourite book. She says she found it the most challenging to write.
'Some novels are difficult to write on an emotional level, others on a technical level. I found that writing novels with children who were the same age as my children, were difficult to write. I had to be careful not to include things my children did or said in these cases.'

About Lone Wolf

Jodi first got the idea for Lone Wolf speaking with a doctor on a plane more than 10 years ago. She asked him not to forget her because she wanted to write about brain injuries one day. When she called him, he mentioned that she’d done quite well for herself in the intervening years.

Writing Routine

Jodi starts her working day at 07:30. ‘I go up to my office. It’s just two floors up in my house. I first deal with all my emails. I get about 200 emails every day and I answer all my fan mail myself. I don’t have an assistant. After that I work. I write until 15:30, and then I magically become a mom again.’
She writes five days a week, and takes weekends and school holidays off. Her mother and her agent are her first readers.

Hollywood and Books

She mentions how hard she fought for the ending of My Sister’s Keeper to be the one she wrote when it was adapted for film. ‘The adaptation of that book was the worst experience of my writing career,’ she says. ‘I met with the film’s director, Nick Cassevetes, and he gave me his word. Then I got a phone call from someone in the industry who told me they had changed the ending. The director would not take my calls. I decided to visit the set. Needless to say, I was thrown off the set, and they filmed it with an ending I hadn’t written.’ 

Favourite Author

Alice Hoffman is her favourite author because ‘she manages to write about love so beautifully’.

Jodi Picoult’s Top Three Writing Tips

  1. Read a ton. Reading will inspire you. It will also help you find out where you belong as a writer.
  2. Write every day. Treat writing as a job. There is no such thing as waiting for the muse. If you want to to be taken seriously as a writer, take writing seriously.
  3. Do not stop in the middle of your first book. Finish it. No matter what. All writers go through this. It’s more of a fear of not being good enough that makes you stop. You think, ‘What if I’m not as good as I thought I was?’ Do not allow it to stop you. If you don’t finish that first book you’re making life difficult for yourself.

Jodi Picoult is grounded, articulate, and determined. She has achieved success because she has worked hard.

by Amanda Patterson, 14 January 2013

From Writers Write

— 1 year ago with 57 notes
#Jodi Picoult  #amanda patterson  #Writers Write  #Interview  #Writing Tips 
"Words are like eggs dropped from great heights; you can no more call them back than ignore the mess they leave when they fall."
Jodi Picoult
— 1 year ago with 80 notes
#Jodi Picoult  #Lit  #Quotes 
Meet Jodi Picoult in January
Amanda Patterson, founder of Writers Write, hosts Jodi Picoult on 14 January 2013 in Johannesburg.
Jodi is in South Africa to promote Lone Wolf, her novel that explores the thin line between medical science and moral choices.
Jodi Picoult is the best-selling author of 18 novels. She studied creative writing and had two short stories published while still a student. She worked as a technical writer, as a copywriter, as a textbook editor, and as an 8th grade English teacher, before achieving success as a novelist.
Her novels include: The Pact, Second Glance, My Sister’s Keeper, Vanishing Acts, The Tenth Circle, Nineteen Minutes, and Sing you Home. Her last five novels debuted at number one on the New York Times best-seller list.
When? 14 JanuaryWhat Time? 12:00 - 14:30Where? TBC, Sandton, Johannesburg, South AfricaHow Much? R280 (includes three course meal - drinks for your own account)To Book? news@writerswrite.co.za
Books will be on sale at the event.
From Writers Write

Meet Jodi Picoult in January

Amanda Patterson, founder of Writers Write, hosts Jodi Picoult on 14 January 2013 in Johannesburg.

Jodi is in South Africa to promote Lone Wolf, her novel that explores the thin line between medical science and moral choices.

Jodi Picoult is the best-selling author of 18 novels. She studied creative writing and had two short stories published while still a student. She worked as a technical writer, as a copywriter, as a textbook editor, and as an 8th grade English teacher, before achieving success as a novelist.

Her novels include: The Pact, Second Glance, My Sister’s Keeper, Vanishing Acts, The Tenth Circle, Nineteen Minutes, and Sing you Home. Her last five novels debuted at number one on the New York Times best-seller list.

When? 14 January
What Time? 12:00 - 14:30
Where? TBC, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa
How Much? R280 (includes three course meal - drinks for your own account)
To Book? news@writerswrite.co.za

Books will be on sale at the event.

From Writers Write

— 1 year ago with 8 notes
#Jodi Picoult  #Writers Write  #Literary Lunch in Johannesburg  #amanda patterson  #Guest Speaker 
"On a shelf above my computer are five letters that spell out W-R-I-T-E. Just in case I forget why I’m there."
Jodi Picoult on Writing, Publishing, and What She’s Reading
— 2 years ago with 7 notes
#writing  #quotes  #jodi picoult  #lit