(Total length: 17 min, 30 sec | 2-part series)
Award-winning author John Green came to Worthington, OH and answered questions from Worthington-area nerdfighters in this two-part video!
On September 8, 2008, Green visited Northwest Library to talk about his books, his videoblogging project Brotherhood 2.0, and writing. Worthington teens had an exclusive opportunity to submit questions for Green to answer on video.
In Part 1 of this video Q&A, Green answers questions such as:
In the first video, he offers the following advice to aspiring young writers:
"Read a lot! I don't think there's any apprenticeship for writing other than reading. I don't think there's any way to figure out how stories work or what they do or what they can accomplish and what they can't accomplish except for reading."
In Part 2 of this video Q&A, Green answers questions such as:
In the video, he address one teen's question about whether he (or anyone he knows) has ever broken in to Sea World, as in a scene from Paper Towns:
"I mean, I'm not sure that I can legally answer that question, because I don't know if the statute of limitations has totally passed. And I don't want to get in trouble with Sea World and I certainly don't want to encourage other people to get in trouble with Sea World. I will say this: It is harder to break in to Sea World now than it used to be."