Interview with Peter Orullian Part 1

Author: Patrick Rothfuss
Book: The Wise Man's Fear

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message 1: by D

D Gibson Some good insights into the 'genre'

message 2: by Lexi

Lexi Fun to watch

Chi-Chi A Ah-may-zing! <3 ... you're simply amazing!

Veronica fantastic look at a great the books

Donovan Just finished "The Name of the Wind" and enjoyed it - this video gives a great taste for the author - great interview.

Elizabeth Both the writer and this video are amazing to one who wants to be a fantasy writer! Thanks for posting:-)

Joshua 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.

Barbora 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.

Benjamin 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

message 10: by Chris (last edited May 22, 2014 06:57AM)

Chris Nourtier 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? :)

message 11: by Laura

Laura Lewis 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.

message 12: by Dan

Dan 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 :)

message 13: by Bertie (last edited Sep 30, 2015 08:57PM)

Bertie  Moore 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?

message 14: by Travis

Travis Weir What are in those boxes ?

message 15: by Antonio

Antonio Kowatsch 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.

message 16: by P.M.

P.M. Johnson 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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