What is your favorite type of writing?


I am a sixth grader currently reading two of your books for an author book report. These books are Blizzard’s Wake and Faith, Hope and Ivy June. So far these books are amazing and I just was wondering if you could answer a couple of questions for my author report. What is your favorite type of writing? Why do you like writing? Thank you so much!


Phyllis replied:

What ever type of writing I’m doing at the moment is my favorite kind–I like variety, and I try never to follow up one type of book by immediately writing the same kind.  After I write a mystery, I may write a humorous book.  After a serious book about family life, I may want to do something scary.  This helps keep my writing fresh, I think.  I probably love writing so much because my parents read aloud to us every night, almost until we were in high school.  Of course we read books on our own, but family story hour was just something we did.  I especially enjoyed listening to my dad read Mark Twain’s books aloud.  Huckleberry Finn was my absolute favorite.

Posted on: March 8, 2018


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