Collaborations and Fan-Fiction

an-imperial-affliction-closeJohn Green has had different publishing experiences. For instance, he has collaborated on a novel with David Levithan called Will Grayson, Will Grayson. On Greens website under questions about Will Grayson, you can find a questions about his experience about collaborating. You can also find a questions about his experience of working with Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle on Let it Snow.

Q. What was the experience of collaborating like?
A. It was great. One of the things I find difficult about writing is that it can be extremely isolating: Ultimately, it’s just you in your head trying to make a story for people who will not see that story (even in the best case scenario) for years, and who may very well never see the story. Collaboration in writing is fun for me because I know that someone will see what I’m working on with each chapter that I finish, and there’s also something very invigorating about working with a writer you admire, and I admire David very much.

Q. What was it like writing Let It Snow with Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle?

A. It was so, so, so, so, so, so fun. I absolutely adore Maureen and Lauren, and we had a great time coming up with all the little threads that would weave through the story (like tin foil man). Writing “A Cheertastic Christmas Miracle” might have been the most fun I’ve ever had writing a story; I was inspired by Maureen to try to make it as zany as possible and inspired by Lauren to try to give it real heart.

On another note, Green has written hundred of book reviews. Green’s book review on the Hunger Games was published in the New York Times Book Review. Green has also published his very own Fan Fictio18514092n. Fan fiction is fiction written by a fan of, and featuring characters from, a particular TV series, movie, etc. He has written ones involving Sherlock Holmes and another with Maureen Johnson for Equality FTW 2013. One that caught a lot of attention from fans was his Fan-fiction for The Fault in Our Stars called The Price of Dawn. Green provided an excerpt from fictional the book that Augutus gives to Hazel in The Fault in Our Stars.

“THE PRICE OF DAWN is the novelization of a video game starring Staff Sergeant Max Mayhem. That’s right, it’s a fictional novel based on a fictional video game, all of which exists inside John Green’s bestselling work of fiction, The Fault in Our Stars.” (Romano)

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