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The Wise Man's Fear
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Jul 07, 2011 08:14AM
Some good insights into the 'genre'
Aug 09, 2011 09:26PM
Fun to watch
Aug 14, 2011 07:05AM
Ah-may-zing! <3 ... you're simply amazing!
Sep 16, 2011 01:19AM
fantastic look at a great writer.love the books
Oct 29, 2011 03:38PM
Just finished "The Name of the Wind" and enjoyed it - this video gives a great taste for the author - great interview.
Oct 29, 2011 06:07PM
Both the writer and this video are amazing to one who wants to be a fantasy writer! Thanks for posting:-)
Jan 20, 2012 08:58PM
When you read a book by Patrick Rothfuss, you can tell you're dealing with a very intelligent author. You get the same impression while watching any interviews with him.
Jul 22, 2013 04:29AM
More people should watch this because I've seen some peeps blaming Pat for Kvothe's views/thoughts/opinions. They just don't realize that just because it came out of Pat's head doesn't mean it's true to his own person.
Jan 20, 2014 04:45PM
interesting I couldn't help but notice the posters on the walls he must be a dark tower fan very cool those are my favorite fantasy books ever mr rothfuss is deffenitly a wordslinger in his own right
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May 22, 2014 06:53AM
I tend to think writers write about themselves on some subconscious level all the time, although not literally like being able to levitate things or killing people with their minds. :)
Some writers talk about their characters as if they’re autonomous entities. For instance, I’ve heard some writers say their characters talk to them, telling them how they should be written and what they want to do next.
I can understand how thinking this way might make it easier for writers to develop characters. But at the same time, I also think the views of these characters (no matter how offensive or disturbing they might be) are indeed little more than suppressed feelings or the thoughts of the writer. And in that sense, all characters are the writer--the good ones and the bad ones. It's like arguing with yourself.
If I were to get into the mind of an actual serial killer, I might have to interview the killer. If I am then able to think like the killer, it can be called empathy. The thoughts I have are then just mirror images of the actual killer’s state of mind. I can easily argue they're not mine. But if I mirror the dark and sickening thoughts of a character I invented, whom I describe as an autonomous entity in my head, with who do really empathise?
I think it’s actually healthy to be contradictory in one’s opinions, whilst, on the other hand, taking any strong position on anything at all might indicate ignorance. So maybe I’m wrong? :)
Sep 02, 2014 10:27AM
Every panel I've attended of his, he points out (sometimes casually whenever poetry is mentioned, other times a bit more pointedly) that he is not Kvothe. As a writer who has juggled characters that hold completely different perspectives and opinions not just from me, but from each other, I can definitely appreciate this.
Sep 18, 2014 11:33AM
Uno de los mejores autores que he leído y se convirtió como uno de mis favoritos.
Esperando leer la tercera parte, no obstante, segura de que leeré cada uno de los libros que publique.
Saludos desde México :)
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Sep 30, 2015 08:53PM
Wow great interview from whatever time warp I live in! Been a few years since I read the books, but seriously don't know why video popsup now with comments clear back in 2011. Time really does fly. I didn't miss the third book did I?
Jul 25, 2016 11:06AM
What are in those boxes ?
Jan 26, 2017 07:16AM
Patrick is absolutely right. Just because an author writes about something that doesn't necessarily mean that it's representative of his own opinions. It really bugs me out that people think that way.
This is also the main reason why most people use pen names these days. They just fear the backlash of the media if the book touches upon controversial topics. And it's totally understandable.
Mar 24, 2017 09:36PM
A very interesting interview. I particularly enjoyed the discussion about how Patrick's writing skills have evolved over time and the difference between writing well and crafting a goood story.
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