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Special Q&A with TheSite's resident author, Holly Bourne

JamesJames Posts: 1,706 Extreme Poster
On Thursday the 7th of August (7-8pm), we're having a special Q&A session in the chatroom with TheSite's very own Holly Bourne (*Holly* on the boards). Some of you may remember Holly's first book, Soulmates. Well, now she's published a second - The Manifesto on How to be Interesting.

To celebrate, we're even giving away 3 copies!! If you'd like to be entered into the draw, make sure you're signed up for the boards and have posted in this thread.


Here's some more info about Holly and her amazing new book:
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Holly writes the vast majority of the advice articles for TheSite.org. This usually involves interviewing experts and stealing their advice for her own life, yelling 'eww, look at this photo of smegma!' at her colleagues, and trying to sneak the word 'loins' into copy wherever possible.

Holly is also a novelist for young adults. Her second book, The Manifesto on How to be Interesting, was published by Usborne today!

The Manifesto follows Bree, a loser, a wannabe author who hides behind words. Most of the time she hates her life, her school, her never-there parents. So she writes.

But when she's told she needs to start living a life worth writing about, The Manifesto on How to Be Interesting is born. Six steps on how to be interesting. Six steps that will see her infiltrate the popular set, fall in love with someone forbidden and make the biggest mistake of her life.

What can I ask Holly about?

You might want to ask her about being an author - what it's like writing a book, where the ideas come from or how to get published. If you're a budding author yourself, or you're just curious to know more about it, this is your chance to talk to someone in the know!

You could also ask her about some of the themes in her new book, such as school life, or how leaving school can change things.


If you have any questions, post them below ;)

See you there!
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Literally just turned my kindle on to start reading this! (so I don't want to win one!) :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    sounds really interesting - would love a read of her book! So many people tell me - 'you should write your own book' and I am getting more and more tempted!! Who knows...one day?!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    So gutted I miss all of these kinds of chats working Thursdays. Hope it's a good one though! :) Rach - me too!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    MikeS wrote: »
    Rach - me too!

    I think you'd write a very good book and I for sure would read it!! sorry you can't make the chat but i'm sure they'll be more opportunities in the future, and some follow ups around the boards after :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Omg this chat would be ace :)

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I still haven't read soulmates :o
  • AuroraAurora Part of the furniture Posts: 11,720 An Original Mixlorian
    I was talking about the book to Butterfly yesterday! It sounds interesting :yippe:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I was talking about the book to Butterfly yesterday! It sounds interesting :o

    'Tis good, what I've read of it so far anyway! I think you'd like it my kiwi :heart:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    *rach* wrote: »
    I think you'd write a very good book and I for sure would read it!! sorry you can't make the chat but i'm sure they'll be more opportunities in the future, and some follow ups around the boards after :)

    You too! Let's work on one together ;) Look forward to them. :)
  • AuroraAurora Part of the furniture Posts: 11,720 An Original Mixlorian
    'Tis good, what I've read of it so far anyway! I think you'd like it my kiwi :heart:


    Or maybe you could read to me sometime apple :flirt:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Or maybe you could read to me sometime apple :flirt:

    Even if I did you'd probably get distracted by something and cut me off!

    You can read it :heart:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I've almost finished it :p
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I wanna read soulmates but don't know where I can get it :(

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    In a book shop...?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I know haha. But there's no good ones where I am

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    They are able to order books in, regardless of how good they are. Failing that, Amazon.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    For once, I'm not working this Thursday!

    Trying to find somewhere that posts to Ireland is a pain!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    It's a really good book, definitely recommend!
  • Annaarrr!!Annaarrr!! Noob Posts: 876
    I'm working too much for chats atm ): transcript available after yus? :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Nooooo you can not do this when im on holiday no no no nooooooo
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    This is tonight folks! And yes, we'll be publishing the transcript afterwards for this one :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'm so excited ;)

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Hi holly

    I am wanting to become an author writing stories from children and possibly teenagers, what made you want to become an author? And what advice could you give me?

    Claire
  • JamesJames Posts: 1,706 Extreme Poster
  • JamesJames Posts: 1,706 Extreme Poster
    Hi holly

    I am wanting to become an author writing stories from children and possibly teenagers, what made you want to become an author? And what advice could you give me?

    Claire

    Hi Claire,

    Great questions!
    Click here to join the chat and you can ask them there :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Hi the link you have sent to me doesn't work on my mobile. I am currently out and cannot get to a computer. I don't know if you could ask the question on my behalf please. Thank you.
  • JamesJames Posts: 1,706 Extreme Poster
    Hi Claire,
    Okay, no problem, will do!

    I'll send you a private message with her answer :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    gutted that last night my internet went just before the end of chat! Never got to say thanks guys :) I really enjoyed the chat and a massive thank you holly! :D really encouraged me
  • JamesJames Posts: 1,706 Extreme Poster
    Okay, so we put the names of everyone who came to chat in a hat, and picked 3 at random.

    The winners are....

    rosebud

    Hann

    SuzyOwl


    Congrats guys! You each get a signed copy of Holly's new book :D
    I'll be in touch via PM
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    James wrote: »
    Okay, so we put the names of everyone who came to chat in a hat, and picked 3 at random.

    The winners are....

    rosebud

    Hann

    SuzyOwl


    Congrats guys! You each get a signed copy of Holly's new book :D
    I'll be in touch via PM

    This has made my horrible day a lot better!! Thank you! :)
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