Live Video Chat With Ned Vizzini

recorded Oct 06, 2012 11:00AM
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Patrick Brown:
Aug 28, 2012 08:16PM
Join us on Saturday, October 6 at 2pm ET/11 am PT for a live video chat with Ned Vizzini. We'll be talking about his new book The Other Normals, as well as his previous work, and his life as a writer. Don't miss it!

If you have a question for Ned, feel free to ask it below.
Casey:
Sep 28, 2012 05:52AM
How did you get to write for a newspaper at such a young age?
Hi:
Sep 28, 2012 12:23PM
Does writing come naturally to you, or is it something you really had to work at?
Bria Jackson:
Sep 28, 2012 04:27PM
How did you perfect your writing style?
Angel Salinas:
Sep 29, 2012 02:11PM
What do you think it takes to be a really good writer? Or do you think the term, "good writer" is just a subjective term?
Caitlin:
Oct 01, 2012 11:22PM
Sort of taking from Amy's question, why'd you name "It's Kind of a Funny Story" as such? Did the title take you a long time to come up with?
Joan Farley:
Oct 03, 2012 11:13PM
While there's no doubt It's Kind of a Funny Story has become such a phenomena in and of itself, I was wondering if you still frequently heard feedback from readers or had a place where they could share how the story has affected them (i.e. how the novel impacted their life, maybe helped them through difficult times in their lives to share and inspire others, etc.)?
Chloe Johnson:
Oct 05, 2012 01:34PM
q If you had to sum up your number one advice for surviving high school in a sentence what would it be?
Emily:
Oct 05, 2012 06:55PM
why do you give your characters those certain traits?
Jane Li:
Oct 06, 2012 02:13AM
How do you think of an idea for your books?
Ingvild Oset:
Oct 06, 2012 02:39AM
Was "It's kind of a funny story" hard to write? Why/why not?
Louise:
Oct 06, 2012 04:28AM
q Well, first of all,I love reading "It's Kind of A Funny Story" and it was so amazing. You're amazing. So what's advice do you want to say to me and some of the other young aspiring authors out there?
Fatin Nawaz:
Oct 06, 2012 09:32AM
Hi Ned! I haven't read "It's Kind of A Funny Story" because I haven't been able to find it at my bookstall. What I do have to ask is: I've heard of many similarities (not in a bad way) about your book and Perks of Being A Wallflower by Chbosky. How do you think the two books compare? I don't mean the writing style or anything, just the characters and how they think.
Fatin Nawaz:
Oct 06, 2012 09:33AM
q 0 minutes ago Hi Ned! I haven't read "It's Kind of A Funny Story" because I haven't been able to find it at my bookstall. What I do have to ask is: I've heard of many similarities (not in a bad way) about your book and Perks of Being A Wallflower by Chbosky. How do you think the two books compare? I don't mean the writing style or anything, just the characters and how they think.
David:
Oct 06, 2012 10:07AM
I am from the Philippines Mr.Vizzini and I really love your book, It's kind of a funny story. It actually helped me cope with what I had to go through back last year. I wish you will find a way to do book signing here in my country.
Victoria G:
Oct 06, 2012 10:13AM
q If you have one, what one of your books did you enjoy writing the most and why? Thanks for doing the chat, massive fan :) tuning in from Australia currently 4.14 am :DD
David:
Oct 06, 2012 10:17AM
Also, do you consider your book, it's kind of a funny story, inspirational and motivational to its readers? What advices can you give to those who suffers from depression and those who cannot seem to cope with the struggles and demands of day to day life?
David:
Oct 06, 2012 10:17AM
What is your favorite book and why? I also want to ask if there is a certain line, quote or passage that you live by
David:
Oct 06, 2012 10:18AM
Among the books that you've written, what is the most special for you? why?
David:
Oct 06, 2012 10:18AM
Are you open to writing a book that will tackle the concept of loneliness?
Victoria G:
Oct 06, 2012 10:23AM
Do you still play Magic?
Rose:
Oct 06, 2012 10:23AM
What made you want to write books?
David:
Oct 06, 2012 10:28AM
q 20 minutes ago I am from the Philippines Mr.Vizzini and I really love your book, It's kind of a funny story. It actually helped me cope with what I had to go through back last year. I wish you will find a way to do book signing here in my country.
David:
Oct 06, 2012 10:29AM
q Also, do you consider your book, it's kind of a funny story, inspirational and motivational to its readers? What advices can you give to those who suffers from depression and those who cannot seem to cope with the struggles and demands of day to day life?
David:
Oct 06, 2012 10:29AM
q What is your favorite book and why? I also want to ask if there is a certain line, quote or passage that you live by
David:
Oct 06, 2012 10:29AM
q Among the books that you've written, what is the most special for you? why?
David:
Oct 06, 2012 10:29AM
q Are you open to writing a book that will tackle the concept of loneliness?
Sara Ahmed:
Oct 06, 2012 10:38AM
Do you have any specific things you need to do before you begin writing?
Ingvild Oset:
Oct 06, 2012 10:41AM
What motivates you to keep writing?
Ingvild Oset:
Oct 06, 2012 10:42AM
Do you prefer to write with music/food/coffee or other things to help you concentrate, or do you walk best when all focus is on the writing?
Ingvild Oset:
Oct 06, 2012 10:43AM
What was the first story you can remember having written, that was not published?
Victoria G:
Oct 06, 2012 10:53AM
q Do you still play Magic?
Patrick Brown:
Oct 06, 2012 11:01AM
We are live!
Tutku:
Oct 06, 2012 11:04AM
q Are you satisfied with the movie version of It's Kind of a Funny Story regarding characters?
Barbara S:
Oct 06, 2012 11:07AM
do you prefer novel-writing to writing for TV?
Khrystine Kelsey:
Oct 06, 2012 11:09AM
How do you turn your own experiences into fiction?
Darla McDavid:
Oct 06, 2012 11:10AM
q What’s the earliest memory you have of writing a fictional story?
ışıl Nur:
Oct 06, 2012 11:16AM
q Do you watch any TV series, what's your favorite, and what's your thoughts about being a TV series writer, would you like it?
Chloe Johnson:
Oct 06, 2012 11:19AM
Thank you. So Much.
Ingvild Oset:
Oct 06, 2012 11:19AM
q How is your life right now?
Ingvild Oset:
Oct 06, 2012 11:20AM
q If you could tell your teenager self one thing you know now, what would it be?
Sadie:
Oct 06, 2012 11:21AM
q I started high school one month ago. What is the most important piece of advice you could give me?
Ingvild Oset:
Oct 06, 2012 11:22AM
I just want you to know that It's kind of a funny story means so much to me. It really hit me. Thank you.
Ingvild Oset:
Oct 06, 2012 11:23AM
q In It's kind of a funny story, the main character draws these "brain maps." How did you come up with the idea for them?
Sadie:
Oct 06, 2012 11:24AM
q Which was the book that made you passionate?
David:
Oct 06, 2012 11:25AM
q What is your favorite book and why? I also want to ask if there is a certain line, quote or passage that you live by
Sydney:
Oct 06, 2012 11:25AM
Do you prefer handwriting or typing drafts of your works? Do you feel a difference in emotional connection between the two methods while you're writing?
Sadie:
Oct 06, 2012 11:27AM
Oh my god, you're the best.
Sadie:
Oct 06, 2012 11:28AM
Ned, your books make me turn pages like that! Unput-downable. And thanks for answering my question.
Ingvild Oset:
Oct 06, 2012 11:29AM
q Have you ever done a book tour? Do you think you will do any in the future?
Hi:
Oct 06, 2012 11:30AM
q can you give me a shout out, it was my birthday yesterday?? oh and my names jenny, not HI
Ingvild Oset:
Oct 06, 2012 11:30AM
You say writing is a job. Is that why you write, or is it because you have stories you want to tell?
Anonymous:
Oct 06, 2012 11:30AM
is it tour real name?
Sydney:
Oct 06, 2012 11:31AM
Ned, today is my 17th birthday, and it would make my whole entire 17th year of existing if you gave me a birthday shoutout.
Khrystine Kelsey:
Oct 06, 2012 11:32AM
Cool girls still wear Ramones t-shirts ;)
David:
Oct 06, 2012 11:34AM
Thank you Ned Vizzini! Your it's kind of a funny story will always have a special place in my heart. You have no idea how it impacted me. Your fan here from the Philippines!
Sydney:
Oct 06, 2012 11:34AM
Happy birthday to you Jenny, I hope you had an amazing birthday yesterday :)
Sadie:
Oct 06, 2012 11:34AM
Yay!
Kai:
Oct 06, 2012 11:34AM
Thank you!
Ingvild Oset:
Oct 06, 2012 11:34AM
Lovely!
Johanna Smith-Palliser:
Oct 06, 2012 11:35AM
Thank you!
Hi:
Oct 06, 2012 11:35AM
thanks sydney and happy birthday to you to
Hi:
Oct 06, 2012 11:36AM
oh yeah and i love you ned haha
Ingvild Oset:
Oct 06, 2012 11:36AM
I am so moved by all of this. Thank you. Thank you so much.
Sydney:
Oct 06, 2012 11:36AM
Thank you Ned!
Katie Bob:
Oct 06, 2012 11:37AM
Thanks so much! I have a lot more motivation now to live my life and to work harder in school:) Ned Vizzini: always my life saver!
Patrick Brown:
Oct 06, 2012 11:37AM
Thank you all for the questions! That was one of our most fun chats yet. I will get a recording posted soon for anyone who missed any of it.
Victoria G:
Oct 06, 2012 11:39AM
thank you so much!!!!!!! i stayed up all night so i wouldn't miss it!! it's now like 5.40am but it was soooo worth it!! you're so awesome! can't wait until the other normals comes in the mail!
Nicholas Kyte:
Oct 06, 2012 11:39AM
wait is it over?
Nicholas Kyte:
Oct 06, 2012 11:40AM
nooooooooo
Nicholas Kyte:
Oct 06, 2012 11:40AM
i missed it
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About Ned Vizzini

Vizzini grew up primarily in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn in New York City. He attended Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan, graduating in 1999. While still a teenager, he began to write articles for the New York Press, an alternative newspaper.

After he wrote an essay that got published by the New York Times Magazine, several of his essays about his young adult life ended up being combined into his first book, Teen Angst? Naaah.... Vizzini attended Hunter College, also located in Manhattan. Ned Vizzini currently lives in New York City and continues to write and to speak about his books. Vizzini's characters and situations are said be based upon his time spent at Stuyvesant.
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