They answered a bunch of questions, and I should have taken notes, but didn't. So here's what I remember:
- They all borrow names from people they know in real life, or movies that they liked (Becca Fitzpatrick & Michelle Hodgkin both took names from movies)
- The characters aren't really based on themselves, although Becca Fitzpatrick did want to give a character the curly hair she struggled with in her teen years. (you guys, she has such pretty hair)
- Some of them use outlines for writing and some don't. Elana Johnson suggested trying out both styles to see what works best for you.
- Everyone but Moira Young listens to music either while they write, or to inspire their writing. Moira said she wears earplugs when she writes, then told this story about where she does all her writing. (if you can't understand it, she goes to a beauty shop and sits in a little room to do her writing. It was really funny, but I don't know that the video captures that)
I can't wait to read the rest of their books. Possession was definitely one of my favorite reads of 2011. And I've heard such great things about Blood Red Road.