The Compulsive Reader: Interview with Julie Kagawa and a Contest!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Interview with Julie Kagawa and a Contest!

The fourth book in the Iron Fey series, The Iron Knight, came out not too long ago! To celebrate, I have author Julie Kagawa here to answer a few questions! (And there's a chance to win a copy of the book as well!)

You’ve written a few novellas in the series. Which do you find harder to write, the short stories or the full novels and why?

JK: They’re both challenging for different reasons. The full novels, by virtue of their length, take a lot of time to plan out, plot, and write. But strangely, it’s the lack of length in a short story that makes it harder to write; you don’t have a lot of time to get what you need done. I don’t really have a favorite of the two, though the novellas are a little less work overall.

You are an admitted gamer. If approached, would you prefer a movie version or a gaming version of your Iron Fey series?

JK: As much as I love gaming, I would have to say movie. (Because if the movie is a success they’ll make a game anyway, right?)

When writing about the Fey, there are a lot of tricks and loopholes involved, especially where Grimalkin is concerned. How do you manage to keep them all straight?

JK: Thankfully, my husband is very good at catching inconsistencies. He is the first to read the finished book, and will always tell me if something doesn’t work or make sense. (He’s also threatened to rip the semi-colon key off the keyboard, for all the semi-colons he’s had to take out, lol!)

Do you find it harder to write battle scenes or love scenes?

JK: Oh, love scenes, definitely. I have such a hard time with romance, believe it or not. Give me a good sword fight or bloody, violent battle any day.

Thanks, Julie! Just fill out the form below for a chance to win!


SC said...

Awesome! I'm still reading this series and I love it!

And thanks for the giveaway!

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Jayme said...

I would love to see an Iron Fey movie-- that would be great. I'm reading this book right now and I'm totally Team Ash. I had my doubts but I'm a full-fledge member now.

sugarpeach said...

I agree that love scenes are harder to write. The emotions and actions (subtle and obvious) always make them seem more complicated. Battle scenes? An entirely different way. It's more on actions rather than anything else.

LoriStrongin said...

That's so awesome to read that Julie also struggles with the love scenes! Under a pen name, I write (kinda spicy) romances, but when it comes to my YA books, just a simple chaste kiss feels like a struggle to get right! Wonder why....

Thanks for the giveaway op!


Jessy said...

I'd say lie scenes are harder to write too. I don't know, maybe I just have a hard time expressing myself that way.