I love your Alice books like crazy, filled with romance, friendships, drama, and just the every day life of a teenage girl, and would love for you to write more. You love to write them, and say they come easy to you, so why not write more and please all of your fans?! : D I’m thirteen and the Alice series has inspired me to start a novel. In my own words, if you asked me how reading was related to writing I’d probably say something like this: Writing takes time and cleverness. You need to make it interesting. When you read, you are brought into a new world filled with imagery. When writing, you remember these places that you’ve traveled to through books, and try to imitate what you have learned. By reading that of a good writer, you can enhance your skills by imitating the characteristics of a good writer.
You are my inspiration. You are that good writer. You are the one who made me want to become a great writer like you did. Thank you.
P.S. If you have any name suggestions for a 14 year old girl, a 7 year old girl, or a baby boy, pLeAsE wirte back! You are my biggest inspiration.
Thanks so much for your email. I am really humbled that you feel you have learned from me. I’ve learned from so many writers myself, and seem to learn more easily by listening to audio books than by reading. Perhaps because my parents read aloud to us far past the age when we were reading ourselves; we just loved the sound and drama of their voices. I just felt it was time to move on. I had taken Alice and her friends and family a long way, and there are so many other books I want to write!