Lauren recently answered a question from a fan regarding why she became an author. Here’s the question and answer Lauren gave;
Hello, I love you. Your books make me want to be a writer. I would like to ask how your writing style has evolved over the years? How was the MFA program at NYU? Do you feel it helped your writing/ writing carreer/ publishing career? Do you suggest doing an MFA if you are an aspiring writer?
THIS IS A QUESTION I GET ASKED A LOT SO I WANTED TO POST MY RESPONSE PUBLICLY
Thanks so much! I loved getting my MFA at NYU and I certainly learned a lot there, but it is in no way necessary to get an MFA if you want to write. Really, the only thing you need to do is keep practicing writing! Just like with anything else—skiing, playing the cello, drawing—practice is way to get better. I’ve been writing since I was about eight, but it took me nearly twenty years to get any good at it!
So what is your opinion on this? Did Lauren inspire you to write? We would love to hear any fan faction relating to the Delirium universe. Feel free to share with us all here!