Wednesday, January 16, 2013

BETH REVIS Continued...And a GIVEAWAY!!!

Welcome to day 2 of my special BETH REVIS and SHADES OF EARTH launch celebration. Let's jump right into the rest of the interview, yes?

CF: What future endeavors do you have?
BR: I can't say! But I can confirm that I have something.
{EEP! I am excited to find out what....WHAT WHAT WHAT!}

CF: Now that you have been writing for a while, what advice would you have for authors today?
BR: The ideas are old, but true: 
(a) A life lived is the best background for writing.
(b) Social media is a part of the modern writing life, but the writing is still more important. Twitter followers don't sell a book.
(c) There are no real rules, and anyone who tries to tell you different is lying. Absolutes don't exist in writing.
{As a matter of fact, yes...Beth is THAT smart!}

CF: What are your opinions about the changing industry - what are you most excited about? Most concerned about?
BR: I'm excited about the possibility of the changing world of literature. For example, I'm currently playing a game on my Nintendo DS called 9 HOURS, 9 PERSONS, 9 DAYS. It's amazing--part video game, part book, part choose-your-own adventure. I can definitely see something like this gaining ground in the future. Combining the technology of today with stories is fascinating!

As for concerns? Honestly, none. I know some people are probably afraid of the thing I just listed as my excitement, and there are always people crying about the end of publishing, but there's one thing I know for sure: stories won't die. Maybe the way we read will, and the shape and forms of books will, but there will always be stories. 

CF: And now - a little fun: What new title are you most excited to read?
BR: I'm dying to get my greedy fingers on Rae Carson's next work!

CF: Which newer author are you excited about?
BR: I'm really excited to read Alexandra Duncan's new book. And I just blurbed the SF debut of Amie Kaufman and Megan Spooner, and it was BRILLIANT.

CF: Anything else you'd like to share?
BR: My favorite part of ACROSS THE UNIVERSE was the chapter that only had one sentence. My favorite part of A MILLION SUNS was the page that had only one word. My favorite part of SHADES OF EARTH is the page that is entirely blank. 
{LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!}




What a great interview, Beth! Thanks so much for stopping by....
And now, don't forget to enter the giveaway for Shades of Earth. The giveaway is open through Saturday and I will announce the winner on Monday. GOOD LUCK!



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14 comments:

  1. great interview, I can't wait to read this book!

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  2. Great interview. I LOVED Shades of Earth. Wish Beth would have given us a hint of what comes next.

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  3. Can't wait for this one. Sounds SO good!

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  4. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  5. Excited to read this Would LOVE a copy for my shelf (books two and three) I would donate my first to the library.

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  6. Awesome interview, I love the cover of Shades of Earth!!

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  7. I loved the first book - just starting on the second! Love this series!

    Thanks,
    Leanne

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  8. Wow, super, super, excited to read it!

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  9. I love your very upbeat advice for writers, Ms. Revis! Thanks


    Antane

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  10. I.. am confused. It says that I have entered in this giveaway by leaving a comment. But I'm only just now leaving a comment. And I didn't enter yet.. Hoping my entry will still be there, though, since I'm leaving a comment now :) ANYWAY! Amazing interview :D Ahh. I loved Shades of Earth so much. <3 And the first two books :D Best series. And omg. Beth is just so so adorable. I adore her. <3 Thank you for sharing :)
    Love, Carina

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    1. Hah, never mind :D I just saw my comment on the other post (A) Am a bit tired, so I didn't realize the giveaway was posted twice :p Sorry about that :D

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  11. I have been waiting for this book to come out, I have the first two books just waiting for me on the shelf. I plan to have a complete trilogy read-a-thon.

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  12. Great interview! Thanks for the giveaway!

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Thanks for your input!