Inner Shadows

Our merry band of young writers, The Scribblers, posed some particularly brilliant questions to some of the artists appearing at Hay this year.  Over the next few weeks we’ll be bringing you their answers. Today we’re really excited to be able to speak to MOIRA YOUNG.
Describe your latest book in 5 words.
Saba fights her inner shadows.
If you had to pick one of your characters to spend the day with, which one would you choose?
I love people who can spin a good yarn, so it would have to be Dr Salmo Slim, TPS (Travellatin Physician and Surgeon) from REBEL HEART, the sequel to BLOOD RED ROAD.

Which writer, dead or alive, you would like to collaborate with?
Charles Dickens, because he was so wonderfully theatrical.
What’s the best thing about writing?
Creating virtual worlds from my imagination is a wonderful, painful process. 
It’s a strange combination of self-discipline, craft, analysis, psychology, day dreaming, serendipity and alchemy, and it necessitates a great many long walks.

What’s your top tip for budding young writers?

Read, read, read.  The more the better.  And watch movies: good, bad and indifferent.  You can always learn something about how to tell a story.

Catch Moira Young at the festival on Friday 8 June at 5:30pm. She’ll be chatting all things dystopia with Julianna Baggott and Saci Lloyd.
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