About You as a Teen

Do your Alice books follow questions you had as a teen or are they things you have observed that other youth are curious about at various ages?
Phyllis replied:
Both.  Almost all of the things that happen in Alice books are things or topics that I had questions about, or was curious about.  But I also adapted topics that were brought up in letters from readers.  The real trajectory of the stories, however, were formed in  advance after much thought about the plot, the theme, and where I was headed with the entire series.  I had notebooks crammed with ideas and newspaper clippings and references.  A wonderful time, really.
Posted on: October 1, 2016


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