Thursday, September 2, 2010
Interview with Kirsty Eagar
So here goes:
1. How would you describe Saltwater Vampires?
It's the story of a fifteen-year old surfer called Jamie Mackie who has to deal with both girls and vampires over the course of a weekend at a music festival. And I should add that the vampires in the story hail from the shipwreck of the Batavia in 1629, off the West Australian coastline (which really did happen).
2. What was the easiest/hardest part of writing Saltwater Vampires?
The easiest part was definitely getting to know the characters. Especially Jamie
I'm doing a lot of surfing. For such a slack writer, I'm a very disciplined surfer.
8. Is there a question you've always wanted to be asked but haven't? What would your answer be?
Q. What is the best sound you've ever heard? A: My girls laughing.
9. Are there any tips and advice you would like to pass on to aspiring writers?
Well, for what it's worth ... Learn to recognise the people who give you good feedback. It will be a genuine response to the work and you should be able to bounce off it. You will recognise what they're saying (which doesn't automatically mean you must implement it) and it won't smash your self confidence.
Thank you Kirsty for an awesome review. I look forward to reading more of your work.