03-15-2008 02:30 PM
1.)Is Ginny the only one in the Stone family who is nutty or does Clive, Maud, and
Vivien have some type of mental illness as well?
2.) Is Maud's drinking genetic or was her drinking a causal affair before Vivien left for London? Why did she drink to fill her time while Clive and Ginny were working together instead of doing something else?
3.)Why did Ginny and Vivien call their parents by their first names and not Mom and Dad?
4.) Was Vivien ever pregnant like Ginny saw in the picture?
I look forward to reading your future novels. Thank you for taking your time to answering our questions on your book. Good luck to your future adventures.
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03-15-2008 05:36 PM
A few questions on how you approached writing the book. I've suggested some alternatives in these questions, but if none of them fit but you can figure out what I'm intending to ask, please answer the intent!
1. Did you work by laying out a detailed outline of the story before "putting pen to paper" and then writing to the outline, or did you only have a general idea of the story and let it develop in detail as you wrote?
2. Did you write it in order, or did you write some sections (perhaps much of the moth detail?) first and fill in other sections around that?
3. Before writing, did you prepare a detailed "back story" so that before you began to write you knew the whole history of the family, or did you have some major elements in let the back story develop and mature as you wrote?
4. How many drafts of the novel did you go through before it reached its final shape as we see it?
5. Did you find that writing this story was generally similar to, or quite different from, making a documentary, and if so how?
I think, therefore I drive people nuts.
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Linda10 wrote:Dear Miss Adams,I only have about 20 more pages to read before I finish your book tonight. Wow! I really am enjoying it!One thought began creeping through my head towards the beginning of the book and kept getting stronger the more that I read. This story reminds me of something Alfred Hitchcock might have done, like maybe "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?" Did you ever see that movie or any of his other works? This SO reminds me of the type of thing he would have done. Did Mr. Hitchcock influence you in any way when writing this book? And, if not, how did you ever come up with this idea? I think you have an amazing imagination and would look forward to reading any books you may write in the future.Thank you for sharing "The Sister" with us!
That wasn't a Hitchcock film but I know what you mean. I thought about Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte alot during this book. It came out same time as Baby Jane. Sorry to impose on your question but found that an interesting coincidence.
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03-16-2008 08:44 AM
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Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.
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Thank you for taking the time to discuss your book. I sincerely appreciate the early opportunity to read this provocative story. I found THE SISTER to be spell-binding. I was unable to stop myself from reading it cover-to-cover, as a result I had to hold off from participating in the group discussion because I didn't want to give anything away. My questions are the same as the ones already posted, I just wanted to add my voice to the others who are praising your fist book. I'm already looking forward to the next one.
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Thank you for a captivating read! The more I read, the harder it was to put the book down. One thing I thought was interesting was the amount of backstory that you used. If The Sister were made as a movie, would it be better told sequentially or would it be better to stick to the arrangement in the novel?
03-17-2008 08:28 AM