Live Video Chat With Gillian Flynn

recorded Apr 10, 2013 11:00AM
(type q in front of your question to highlight that question in chat)
Patrick Brown:
Mar 18, 2013 04:18PM
Join us on Wednesday, April 10 at 2pm ET/11am PT for a live video chat with #1 New York Times bestselling author Gillian Flynn. We'll be discussing her Goodreads Choice Award-winning novel Gone Girl, one of the biggest bestsellers of the last decade. We'll also find out what fires that dark imagination of hers and how she crafts such memorable characters.

If you have a question for Gillian, feel free to ask it below.
SuZanne Gilbride:
Mar 31, 2013 07:41PM
Will there be Book 2, because, I felt there was a lot of lose ends???
Rachel:
Mar 31, 2013 07:58PM
when can we expect her next novel?
Angela Keim:
Mar 31, 2013 08:07PM
I read that she's got a YA novel coming out. Could she give a general synopsis of the book?
Jaime Boler:
Mar 31, 2013 08:30PM
Did the magnificent response from readers blow you away? Did you have any inkling how huge Gone Girl would be?
Mark Matthews:
Mar 31, 2013 08:30PM
Your novel speaks on those unspoken games between partners in a relationship. Does this honesty ever lead to some interesting conversations with your own partner?
Mark Matthews:
Mar 31, 2013 08:32PM
I'm a big fan of your ending. What were some alternative plot lines that went through your head that were never explored?
Louella Dizon San Juan:
Mar 31, 2013 08:36PM
You had written on your website -- in the insightful post, "I
Louella Dizon San Juan:
Mar 31, 2013 08:37PM
Was Not a Nice Little Girl" -- that you were inspired by the Brothers Grimm as a child. What authors or writing currently inspire you now as an adult?
Soraya Scheibel:
Mar 31, 2013 08:52PM
You seem very happy in your life! Where the hell does this darkness come from? Wow! Loved it every much! And thank you!-
Sandi Beals:
Mar 31, 2013 09:00PM
Q this book made me really think is that what you were hoping from readers
Kathi Clayton:
Mar 31, 2013 09:20PM
q I have read "Sharp Objects" and "Gone Gir" and enjoyed them. Will there be another sequel?
Martha Merrill:
Mar 31, 2013 09:23PM
What was your writing process? Did you story plan or just write as it came to you?
Chelsea Knox:
Mar 31, 2013 09:43PM
what was your inspiration for the book?
Cecilia Perez:
Mar 31, 2013 09:55PM
What is your experience/history with mental illness?
Mamakaze:
Mar 31, 2013 09:55PM
q How much of a plot outline do you have before setting to work on the actual writing?
Michele Monclova:
Mar 31, 2013 10:06PM
What kind of books do you like? Suspense? Classics? What type is a total bore to you?
Nancy Snyder:
Mar 31, 2013 10:10PM
I particularly admire Ms. Flynn's depiction of the country's economic collapse on individual lives; I read Gone Girl and Dark Places and both books described quite well how the recession(s) have created havoc with people's lives; does Ms. Flynn feel a compelling urgency to present this economic collapse; she is brilliant when she does so.
Chloe Lines:
Mar 31, 2013 11:28PM
What is your process from getting your initial idea to completing the final draft? What do you find the most challenging?
George:
Mar 31, 2013 11:43PM
Q In Gone Girl, I really enjoyed how you play with readers' emotions, first making us feel for Amy and resent Nick, and then doing a 180 and disposing us towards Nick despite his undeniable wrongdoings that seem trivial compared to Amy's sociopathic behavior. But in this tale of two antagonists, do you think it was the right move to leave the audience with no characters that we completely, sincerely liked, especially in the somewhat anticlimactic ending, when the last sympathies with Nick are shattered as he succumbs to Amy's psychotic nature?
Subhro Bhattacharya:
Apr 01, 2013 12:58AM
I really loved gone girl & Dark places..after that I became a die hard fan of yours ..In both novel there are Psycho female charactors (more precisely villain)...can we expect something different in your next novel?
Adele Swift:
Apr 01, 2013 01:29AM
Did Gillian always know how Girl Gone would end or did the ending evolve as she wrote the book? Could she not decide which character to punish?
Leo Borisov:
Apr 01, 2013 02:42AM
Is there any reason the novel was placed in so recent times, i.e. 2012?
David Roberts:
Apr 01, 2013 03:03AM
q I was dissapointed with the ending, having loved the rest of the book. The reason being that there was a theme throughout the book that Amy got away with her disappearance because of the year she spent planning the whole thing. But her unplanned murder of Desi made a mockery of that. What do you think?
stella Lee:
Apr 01, 2013 03:58AM
The ending was NOT satisfying. The justice was NOT done. Why did you choose the ending the way it was??
Angel Kalathas:
Apr 01, 2013 04:01AM
Q Sometimes it's really difficult to convey an idea through paper exactly the way you conceived it. A story on paper and the way it is written are always inferior to the story the author has in mind at the first place. So my question is this: Is there anything in your novels that you wish it was written differently, even though you couldn't write it somehow else? If yes, how did that make you feel during the writing process and how did you overcome it?
Amrita Bedi:
Apr 01, 2013 04:37AM
An recent article in The Guardian, referred to 'Gone Girl' as "the thinking woman's 50 shades... " how do you react to such a statement?
Erin Mitchell:
Apr 01, 2013 04:42AM
Please correct your grammar in the chat description. Your poor usage of basic American English sets a terrible example!
sara:
Apr 01, 2013 04:53AM
Gone Girl struck a significant chord with audiences. When I was trying to locate why that might be, I came back to thinking about the traditional role of the "femme fatale"--was that something you were consciously thinking about resurrecting in this novel? If so, I've been wondering why we need a dose of the femme fatale right now in popular culture?
Rachel Friedman:
Apr 01, 2013 04:53AM
Q I actually liked that the ending was not something that was "neat" or universally satisfying. What were some of the other endings that you were considering?
sara:
Apr 01, 2013 04:55AM
Q Gone Girl struck a significant chord with audiences. When I was trying to locate why that might be, I came back to thinking about the traditional role of the "femme fatale"--was that something you were consciously thinking about resurrecting in this novel? If so, I've been wondering why we need a dose of the femme fatale right now in popular culture?
Sheri Tharp:
Apr 01, 2013 05:16AM
I've been a fan since your EW days and I loved Gone Girl. I recommend it to anyone who will give me an opening. The only thing I have a problem with is:qWhy did Nick throw out the vomit instead if turning it in? At the point he seemed like he still wanted revenge on Amy so it seems out of character.
Kristy Howe:
Apr 01, 2013 06:30AM
Q I chose Gone Girl for our book club to read this month. If you were attending our meeting what one aspect of the book would you like to hear discussed?
Loretta Sharp:
Apr 01, 2013 06:36AM
What town/city will this meeting Gillian Flynnn ???
Bridget Helen:
Apr 01, 2013 06:37AM
Q Have you started work on your next novel? What/when can we expect it?
Kathleen Mcguire:
Apr 01, 2013 06:43AM
q How are you able to write about such evil characters? Hopefully , you are not drawing from experience!!!
Monica:
Apr 01, 2013 06:50AM
Q I have rarely read a book that so honestly captures the more difficult parts of marriage. Did your research for the book include conversations with marital counselors and/or other couples?
Suzanne:
Apr 01, 2013 06:50AM
Will Gone Girl be produced as a movie? Are there any actors/actresses that you have in mind to play Nick and Amy?
Ellen Knox:
Apr 01, 2013 08:07AM
?Amy is such a great example of a personality disorder. I am a psychiatrist and wondered how you conceived of a character so realistic?
Xavier F.:
Apr 01, 2013 09:31AM
Dark Places was just that. VERY DARK! Compared to your other books, this one bordered on Stephen King territory, AND could have been written by a male, had I not known who the author was. How did women respond to the violence against women in the book? It was more on league with Rose Madder and Misery, than typical Flynn fare.
Taylor:
Apr 01, 2013 11:10AM
hey what time does the chat end,cause i got school and i really have some questions!?
Judy Tamir:
Apr 01, 2013 12:14PM
Q: Did you consider any alternate endings before settling on the one that was published? What happened to Nick's father?
Mary-ellen DeLeon:
Apr 01, 2013 12:54PM
Q: How long did the plot take you to plan and did you often write a few chapters and then go back and say oh, I need to add that to improve the flow of the plot?
Anna Robinson:
Apr 01, 2013 01:44PM
Q The ending was unexpected. The entire book was amazing. Was it a hard book to write?
Elisabeth:
Apr 01, 2013 04:45PM
Q: How did you transition from writing for a magazine to writing a novel? How did your work at EW help (or hinder) the fiction writing process?
Nirav Modha:
Apr 01, 2013 06:28PM
What advice do you, Gillian, have for young authors who are trying to become innovative writers and wanting to get their work published? Thank you
Elizabeth Stephenson:
Apr 01, 2013 07:05PM
Who/what was the inspiration for the character of Amy?
Patricia Baker:
Apr 01, 2013 08:14PM
Q..did your parents living in KCMO influence you to set part of the story in MO? have you ever visited one of the fishing cabins? I love stories about/set in Missouri...will there be more in this state?
Moniica:
Apr 01, 2013 11:57PM
DO you have an on going mystery-psychological thriller novel? When will it be released? i hope the stories will keep on coming!
Cathi Neville:
Apr 02, 2013 05:32AM
I absolutely loved the book. Will there be a sequel to the book? I'd like to see how Amy, baby & family turn out...maybe she'll do some more crazy shit ;)
Amanda Rudolph:
Apr 02, 2013 07:59AM
As you write, what kind of books do you read for pleasure or inspiration?
Judy:
Apr 02, 2013 09:37AM
I also wonder if there will be a sequel because there are several questions left unanswered. My book club all thought, "What! That's the end of the story??" What happens next?
Beth Franks:
Apr 02, 2013 09:52AM
Q Do you read Amazon and Good Reads negative reviews and if so, how do you deal with them? (PS, I loved all your books!)
Maddie:
Apr 02, 2013 09:55AM
Q: what are your plans for the film? Will the audience realise Amy is crazy in the middle like in the book, or do we have to wait? Also what inspired you to write this and come up with the character of Amy?
Lisa LeMaster:
Apr 02, 2013 10:21AM
q: How did you organize this complex plot? Did you chart it out/diagram in some way before writing?
(deleted user):
Apr 02, 2013 01:08PM
Which two authors (dead or alive) would you like to sit down with for dinner? And could you describe your writing room?
Betsy Boo:
Apr 02, 2013 03:28PM
I wish I had an intelligent question for you...I'm sorry...all I can say is that I have never read anyone who got to me the way you have. Everyone of your books will be with me forevery.
Betsy Boo:
Apr 02, 2013 03:29PM
*forever*
Pam Russo:
Apr 02, 2013 11:00PM
What was the inspiration behind Gone Girl?
Pam Russo:
Apr 02, 2013 11:01PM
Q What was the inspiration behind Gone Girl?
Andrea Maxand:
Apr 03, 2013 07:08AM
Can't make the chat today but wanted to say thank you so much for writing the books you do in the way you do. I'm convinced my thinking and speech is sharper after I read one!
Richard Sutton:
Apr 03, 2013 07:14AM
Ms. Flynn;
From the very beginning, I was completely blown away by the male voice you utilized for Nick. I have trouble writing in a believable woman's voice, but you seem to have a real knack at POV voice shifts. Is there any special tip or device you use in your writing to accomplish this?
RaRa:
Apr 03, 2013 08:07AM
Q As an aspiring writer, I have some trouble with character development and making changes to the characters as they should evolve through the book. How do you accomplish this with such seeming ease?
Christina Rudd:
Apr 03, 2013 08:13AM
Gone Girl was so good....if I knew you personally I'd be very afraid of you ;-)
Christina Rudd:
Apr 03, 2013 08:17AM
Q Who are some of your favorite authors and how have they influenced your work?
Vermont Ferret:
Apr 03, 2013 08:46AM
I'm satisfied with your ending to GONE GIRL. Considering the range of the character's ability to both plan and adapt with precision, it's the only ending possible.
Shaivya Sahare:
Apr 03, 2013 08:02PM
Gone Girl was very detailed.. any suggestions on how young authors can achieve that?
Shaivya Sahare:
Apr 03, 2013 08:04PM
q Gone Girl was very detailed.. any suggestions on how young authors can achieve that?
Leftbanker:
Apr 04, 2013 03:01AM
Writing seems to be about constant revision. Do you agonize over a story once the book is published knowing that you can’t change it?
Anne Paluck:
Apr 04, 2013 06:12AM
I have heard some authors say they don't think about their characters when the book is finished. I worry about Nick and Amy's child. Do you?
Reader76:
Apr 04, 2013 06:43AM
q - Of your three novels, I liked "Gone Girl" the most. In what ways was your writing process the same and how do you feel your process evolved from the first book to the third?
Reader76:
Apr 04, 2013 07:07AM
q - In my humble opinion, Amy's character drifted from being domineering, manipulative, and controling in the beginning to being needy and controlling. It seems like the Amy in the beginning: wouldn't have left the cabin without exacting some sort of revenge (let a lone befriended strangers); found a way to manipulate Desi rather than fall dependent on him; and would never stuck with Nick after realizing his media persona was a trap. I liked the unresolved ending, but it seemed like it should have ended with the unfortunate ruin of Nick. How should I be looking at this differently; how do you feel about Amy's character and the ending of the novel; have your feelings toward the end of the book changed the more you're forced to talk about it?
James Vanzant:
Apr 04, 2013 07:47AM
Q: What was your writing process like when you sat down to write your first novel? Has your approach changed as you've become a more experienced novelist?
Taylor:
Apr 04, 2013 01:21PM
hey,i have school and i was wondering what time the video chat ends
Taylor:
Apr 04, 2013 01:23PM
and one question for gillian flynn is if you wrote the stuff you did in gone girl,what was really going through your head that inspired these events?
Catherine Wesenfeld:
Apr 04, 2013 03:38PM
I have friends that felt, having read Gone Girl third, let down that there wasn't a sense of finality at the end of the book; whereas in your other books there is definitely an ending. I didn't feel this way at all having read Gone Girl first. Did you have a different ending originally for Gone Girl or did you know from the beginning that it would be the two of them at the end?
Christopher Lawson:
Apr 04, 2013 07:00PM
Q: Hi Gillian, what a great opportunity it is to pose a question for you. Just wondered. Have there ever been times you were in the middle of a project and felt you couldn't move forward with it? If so, how did you persevere? Thank you. :-)
Tinkrbelcutey:
Apr 04, 2013 07:37PM
The ending was so unsatisfactory to me, did she empathize with this character to where she felt she couldn't punish her or make her pay for her misdeeds?
Marsha Savage wyble:
Apr 04, 2013 08:02PM
My family has started a book club and Gone Girl was our second book. We all loved it!!! But did feel that the story just ended...we all wish there was more. We hope a second book is in the works..and we all agreed on how things should end.
Kmc:
Apr 04, 2013 08:35PM
Kathleen: Q: I thought on page 50 you were foreshadowing Nick's father as the killer, since he was out and about that day, winding up in the police station the same time as Nick. Did you ever consider that plotline - with Nick's sister cleaning up the mess and chucking Amy's body in the Mississippi? It would have fit as all of Amy's run up to the disappearance would still take place - - Amy just wouldn't have planned to be killed by her father-in-law that morning! I am guessing you considered this but rejected it; why?
Andrea Maxand:
Apr 05, 2013 05:33AM
(D'oh. Hopefully I can make the ACTUAL chat on the 10th. Guess my thinking needs MORE sharpening. Better read another book!)
Buzz Elliott:
Apr 05, 2013 05:57AM
Among the characters in your 3 novels, which one do you feel closest to, and why?
Jacqueline Chapman:
Apr 05, 2013 06:18AM
Why on one hand Amy was spot on in preempting every move everyone would make and she countered them, and then totally became vulnerable and became victim to the two people at the lodge?? Seemed out of character for a sociopath.
Ilene Fey:
Apr 05, 2013 06:26AM
What is your writing process? Write it out on paper first? Map it out by scenes first? Computer only? Advice for process for first time novelist?
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Apr 05, 2013 09:49AM
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Michele Wolf:
Apr 05, 2013 11:18AM
Have read all three of your novels - LOVE them! What great, twisted escapes! Your characterization astounds me. I find myself staring a bit more closely at each person I pass or speak to, wondering...How would I describe him? What has happened in her past to present her as she is today? How are you able to use so few words to create such full, imaginable, and entirely real characters? Are they based on anyone you know?
Michele Wolf:
Apr 05, 2013 11:27AM
What are some of your favorite books or authors? Recommendations?
Crystal P:
Apr 05, 2013 03:52PM
I'm reading Sharp Objects right now.......wow! BTW: I thought the ending of Gone Girl was very believable. Did you know that it would probably disappoint many of your readers?
Margie Folley Prestwood:
Apr 05, 2013 04:41PM
When can we expect her next book? Loved the suspense of Gone Girl!
Kinjalnayar:
Apr 05, 2013 08:26PM
What was your inspiration to write Gone Girl? Amy is so twisted yet a woman can relate to some of her craziness!!
Kevin Gunning:
Apr 06, 2013 03:31PM
The thoughts and reactions of Nick Dunne were very convincing. How do you get your voice for a male character?
Adela dominguez:
Apr 06, 2013 08:25PM
Q What in heaven meant when she said in the end that "I just wanted to make sure I had the last word" did she kill herself? did she kill him? did she kill everybody?
Adela dominguez:
Apr 06, 2013 08:26PM
Q Was your husband afraid of you after he read Gone Girl? because mine kind of was
Adela dominguez:
Apr 06, 2013 08:27PM
Q Where did you get the idea of the character of Amy Elliott?
Marsha Savage wyble:
Apr 07, 2013 07:19AM
Adela wrote: "Q What in heaven meant when she said in the end that "I just wanted to make sure I had the last word" did she kill herself? did she kill him? did she kill everybody?"

OMG...I never thought of that. I so hope Gillian answers this.
Erika Davis:
Apr 07, 2013 09:50AM
Q What books would you recommend to someone who loves your books but already read them all?
Bridget Garrison:
Apr 08, 2013 07:34AM
I have an alternative ending or sequel idea.
Melynda George:
Apr 08, 2013 07:54AM
Did she base the book on actual events?
Mitch Duckworth:
Apr 08, 2013 10:51AM
Many readers seem to find the conclusion of Gone Girl controversial; I've seen and heard harsh criticism leveled against the novel because of your choice of resolutions. I too, found it initially disappointing, but that quickly changed. After overnight reflection, I not only accepted the ending, but appreciated that it defied reader expectations while remaining true to the characters of Nick and Amy. Your solution is one of several likely real-life denouements, but perhaps not what contemporary fiction might teach us to expect. A conclusion featuring retribution and revenge would have been too easy and ultimately far less satisfying. You were brave, and I salute you, but I have to believe it was a challenge. Did you deliberate long and hard about how to resolve the story? Do you hold the door open for a sequel? I don’t expect it, but if you write it, I will buy it!
Heather Ackley:
Apr 08, 2013 11:25AM
Will there be a sequel to Gone Girl? I loved the book and I think a second one would be great! :)
Philip Taffs:
Apr 09, 2013 01:09AM
Did she receive the new novel I sent to her agent 'The MacCallum' (aka Mad Men meets The Shining)?
Nancy Parks:
Apr 09, 2013 04:55AM
q Will you discuss the process of plot development and the question of how well one knows ones partner or at times in the book, the illusion of knowing ones partner?
Heather Ackley:
Apr 09, 2013 05:40AM
Q Will there be a sequel to Gone Girl? I loved the book and I think a second one would be great! :)
Chris Scott:
Apr 09, 2013 07:56AM
q Is Amy really a psycho or just a wife desperate to put a little life back into her marriage? Do you think all passionate marriages are a little like this love/hate realtionahip?
Keli:
Apr 09, 2013 08:31AM
Do sharp objects and Gone girl go together?
Michele Baber:
Apr 09, 2013 10:32AM
Q I really like that you explore the human experience by using unlikable protagonists. How do you resist the urge to have people "like" your writing through likable characters? (Although your style is right up my alley, I assume some people have objected to the unsavory protagonists in early drafts.)
Taylor:
Apr 09, 2013 10:49AM
Q What did your family and friends say when you told them you were writing your first novel and were you working at the time?
Taylor:
Apr 09, 2013 10:57AM
Q Was Sharp Objects the first novel you wrote/attempted to get published?
Ivy:
Apr 09, 2013 12:09PM
Q - I feel that Gone Girl had took "Let's agree to disagree" to the extreme. I think a lot of people get stuck in relationships and make the choice to stay because its easier. I don't like how it ended but I get that you thought that they deserved eachother. Even though Desi was a wacko he didn't deserve to die like that, and his poor mom. I just wish Amy would have been exposed for the nutjob she is. I can't begin to think how messed up that kid is going to be...wait is it Desi's???
Alice:
Apr 09, 2013 01:39PM
Alice: If you have started to write anew book yet, could you give us a little idea of what it is about?
Monica Froldi:
Apr 09, 2013 03:24PM
q: I love your books. Gone Girl is one of my favorite but I love Camille Preaker above all your characters. How do you create her? What was your inspiration?
Monica Froldi:
Apr 09, 2013 03:23PM
q: Is Gone Girl the book that every husband should read? (See what happens if you cheat or lose interest in your wife?)
Arline Trividic:
Apr 09, 2013 03:46PM
q We read Gone Girl in bookclub for our March book. WOW thank you for such an entertaining read. The twists and turns that you throw at us along the way are like being a roller coaster at an amusement park. This is the first book I have read of yours and I am so glad that my friend recommended it for us to read. I am glad to see that you wrote this book outside of the norm of what we have come to expect .. your ending ... so controversial .. Great job ! I look forward to reading your past and future books . Again Thank you so much for giving me hours of entertaining reading :)
Victoria Moore:
Apr 09, 2013 04:40PM
Victoria Moore: q Did you base part of your characterization of Amy in "Gone Girl" on Rhoda from the novel "The Bad Seed?" If not then who was she based on?
Todd Crawshaw:
Apr 09, 2013 04:57PM
Q: As I said in my review, "This is one sick and twisted work of art." Meant entirely as a compliment. You achieved something rare and remarkable. Congratulations. Aside from the psychological roller-coaster journey (which is brilliant and enthralling), did you have a "take away" message in mind? And if so, was it something you conceived at the inception or did it evolve during the writing? For example, was the novel intended to be 1) a commentary on our voyeuristic and media-crazed culture, 2) a bizarre metaphor on the subject of matrimony, and/or 3) basically an entertaining wild ride? All of the above? Something else?
Dr.N-mila:
Apr 09, 2013 06:44PM
who are you ? :p
Sue Sauer:
Apr 09, 2013 06:47PM
I imagined many different endings to Gone Girl as the plot kept twisting but I never imagined the ending you wrote. What was the reason you chose the ending you did?
Martha Carnes:
Apr 09, 2013 07:00PM
q we discussed your book at our book club All of us agreed that in the end we disliked both Amy and Nick.. But none of us could put the book down despite the dislike of the characters. If there is a movie will you be writing the screenplay? Love all your books
Penny Twitchell:
Apr 09, 2013 07:23PM
Did you have to do research into mental illness in order to write the female character for Gone Girl?
Maria:
Apr 09, 2013 07:26PM
What authors, sources, or stories influenced you on your writing in Gone Girl
Maria:
Apr 09, 2013 07:26PM
q What authors, sources, or stories influenced you on your writing in Gone Girl?
Gabriella Khanan:
Apr 09, 2013 07:46PM
Io
Jennifer Angell:
Apr 09, 2013 08:40PM
Wish I could be here for this, just finished the book tonight...
Rissa Flores:
Apr 09, 2013 08:54PM
q I actually liked the ending! I loved that it was quite dark and sinister. I thought the whole Desi part in the novel was the only predictable part for me, although I understand the need to include his story line to add with Amy's dark character. For Gillian Flynn, what's your inspiration for Amy's character?
Katherine:
Apr 09, 2013 09:21PM
Does she kill the baby and makes sure she survives somehow, or does she carry on and give birth and live a more twisted life with her husband using the child as a somebody to manipulate others even further.

Or does she try to give the child a life she had never been given? Is she too twisted to change? Does she want to change? I thought sometimes in the book that she wanted to be herself, not the person other people thought she was. Maybe with her own child she could be the true Amy
Jessica Hosszu:
Apr 09, 2013 09:25PM
Q What authors inspire you to write and what books do you have on your bookshelves at home?
Swati:
Apr 10, 2013 04:49AM
Q I really like Gone Girl , so many twists and turns , however I didn't like the ending of the novel. Any particular reason for choosing that ending ? Are you planning a sequel of Gone Girl given the ending of the novel?
Lynette Eklund:
Apr 10, 2013 06:01AM
q The way you foreshadow your endings throughout your stories, it's clear you have a very set direction you have chosen to take. How much does it bother you (or give you joy) that there is so much chatter about your book's endings?
Ediciones Lastarria:
Apr 10, 2013 06:30AM
Why did Gone Girl have international success and your other two novels didn´t?
Alicia de los Reyes:
Apr 10, 2013 06:32AM
Q What made you choose to write unsympathetic characters?
M.M. Charles:
Apr 10, 2013 06:48AM
Q Out of the three books you wrote, which is your favorite so far?
Kaysa Kaysa:
Apr 10, 2013 06:57AM
Q: Nick and Amy along with everyone else came across as very real (maybe a little unbalanced) in Gone Girl. What I particularly liked was they were complete characters. Would love any insight into how do work and construct your characters while making sure that readers get an inside view to their pschye without loosing the plot. 'cos no matter whether you hate them or love, you have to know what happens nextt! Also congrats on all the success.
Mark Jethro:
Apr 10, 2013 07:05AM
In the Nick-Amy relationship, whose side are you on? I mean... in reading the book there would be some sides the reader may take on because they may, in some sorts, be both right. But as the writer of the book, who do you love or prefer or give more credit of the two?
Mark Jethro:
Apr 10, 2013 07:06AM
Q In the Nick-Amy relationship, whose side are you on? I mean... in reading the book there would be some sides the reader may take on because they may, in some sorts, be both right. But as the writer of the book, who do you love or prefer or give more credit of the two?
Catarina Marques:
Apr 10, 2013 07:13AM
Do you think think you could cope with the destiny Nick shall have as the end of the books suggests, I mean, leaving in such an emotional constraint from that moment on? And have you ever though a different ending for the book, or the ending serves its purpose?
Kristi Lyons:
Apr 10, 2013 07:17AM
What are you working on now? Dark Places and Gone Girl are two of my favorite books. I LOVE your writing and am going through withdraws!
Kristi Lyons:
Apr 10, 2013 07:18AM
qWhat are you working on now? Dark Places and Gone Girl are two of my favorite books. I LOVE your writing and am going through withdraws!
Bridget Garrison:
Apr 10, 2013 07:18AM
Could Amy possibly have been brought up on manslaughter charges?
Jack:
Apr 10, 2013 07:25AM
Why is the book sooo mest up???
Jack:
Apr 10, 2013 07:27AM
Why did you make Amy so thick and stupid to actually come back?
Barbara Marshall:
Apr 10, 2013 07:36AM
I loved Sharp Objects (fav) and Gone Girl, all characters are damaged and flawed as we are in real life. Curious though, both are set in Missouri coming from large metropolis cities, have you considered the reverse?
Arti:
Apr 10, 2013 07:50AM
Q Who are some of your favorite authors?
Barbara Marshall:
Apr 10, 2013 07:51AM
q Thoroughly enjoyed Sharp Objects (fav) and Gone Girl. The characters are damaged and flawed - just like real life! Curious though, both are set in small, faltering towns in Missouri coming from large metropolises. Have you considered the reverse?
Emily Skinner:
Apr 10, 2013 07:55AM
Q. How long had this story been brewing before you started to write? With your magazine discipline, do you maintain a writing schedule and had a timeline to complete the novel?
Stacy Malone:
Apr 10, 2013 07:57AM
I can't adequately describe how much I loved this book. I date to say it is my favorite book ever (including all genres). How did you decide to make the present and the past catch up with one another in the middle? I loved how each chapter was written from the perspective of the character. It's genius.
Beverley Jones:
Apr 10, 2013 07:58AM
All your women characters could be considered to be unlikable or have unsympathetic traits. I personally find this refreshing and honest but do you find that readers find it harder to accept women protagonists who can be selfish or self serving - or downright nasty?
Beverley Jones:
Apr 10, 2013 08:00AM
Q : 1 minute ago All your women characters could be considered to be unlikable or have unsympathetic traits. I personally find this refreshing and honest but do you find that readers find it harder to accept women protagonists who can be selfish or self serving - or downright nasty?
Patricia :
Apr 10, 2013 08:04AM
Have you read any novels by Scott Turow? Amy reminded me somewhat of Rusty's wife Barbara in Presumed Innocent and the sequel to it.
Patricia :
Apr 10, 2013 08:05AM
Have you read any novels by Scott Turow? Amy reminded me somewhat of Rusty's wife Barbara in Presumed Innocent and the sequel to it.
R.P. McCabe:
Apr 10, 2013 08:07AM
Ron: Q. Self pub vs traditional publisher. Marketing. How much and what kind? Really appreciate the way you address female sexuality. Honest.
Sherry Payne:
Apr 10, 2013 08:09AM
Sherry Payne"
Sherry Payne:
Apr 10, 2013 08:10AM
Sherry Payne,sorry I have to cancel,Will miss this chat
Girish Kumar:
Apr 10, 2013 08:28AM
Q: Do you have any tips for an aspiring writer? How to construct a believable story and a character?
Andrea:
Apr 10, 2013 08:38AM
Q: do you start at the end a write to the beginning? In Gone Girl and Dark Places I had an idea of the direction, but with Sharp Objects, I was caught off guard that Amma was the killer. And the final touch of the ivory floor in her dollhouse?! Genius! Thank you for sharing your creativity and unique writing style with us!
Shobalatha Venkat:
Apr 10, 2013 08:41AM
Q. When reading Gone Girl, apart from the plot itself, I enjoyed the sentence constructs, the fluidity of the language and the very modern idiom. It seemed so effortless, but was it, or did you have to work on it?
Nafiz Imtiaz:
Apr 10, 2013 08:41AM
i didnt heard her name before!anyone tale(!) me who fuck she is?
Rhonda Brigman:
Apr 10, 2013 08:46AM
Excited! Just checking in a moment to make sure I'll have the link! Yeah...happy day!
Emma Hogan:
Apr 10, 2013 08:49AM
Q: Did you ever consider a different ending for Dark Places? I felt that it was perhaps wrapped up too neatly (Diondra revealing all to her daughter, the main killer etc.) and seemed at odds with the realism that I felt throughout the rest of the book. Almost wished it had been the original suspect, he was definitely unhinged enough regardless and not exactly 'innocent'.
Samantha Hoffman:
Apr 10, 2013 08:58AM
q What was the process for getting your first book published and how did the first one sell?
Christine Espiritu:
Apr 10, 2013 09:09AM
q please give me free copies of your books.
Jennifer Mendez:
Apr 10, 2013 09:11AM
Yarner: How do you come up with your story lines, they are very dark?
Nöran Heimann:
Apr 10, 2013 09:20AM
Q: How did you feel after writing Gone Girl? and What was your inspiration? Have you ever thought during the writing process that its going to be such a great success?
Angela Garcia Padilla:
Apr 10, 2013 09:21AM
Gone Girl was probably the best book I read last year, I was so blown away by the twist, Who do you think is crazier? Amy with everything she did) or Nick for knowing what she did and actually staying with her and pretending everything was gonna be allright?
Humberto Duarte Ortiz:
Apr 10, 2013 09:21AM
Do you have plan to translate your book to Spanish?
Anne:
Apr 10, 2013 09:22AM
Q I have heard some authors say they don't think about their characters when the book is finished. I worry about Nick and Amy's child. Do you?
Donna McPeek:
Apr 10, 2013 09:23AM
I couldn't put the book down. As I read the it, I kept getting images from Fatal Attraction (the movie)! That was some serious psychopathology! Have you drawn inspiration from some of the darker classics? (Psycho, Fatal Attraction, Carrie, etc.)
Simone Francois:
Apr 10, 2013 09:24AM
Gone
Simone Francois:
Apr 10, 2013 09:25AM
Gone Girl was an amazing book and renewed my interest in thrillers because it was different then anything else.
Simone Francois:
Apr 10, 2013 09:26AM
Q I know Amy said the diary in part one was fake but was any of the emotions she expressed about Nick and their relationship real?
Bonnie Wemyss:
Apr 10, 2013 09:28AM
I also got images from the movie Fatal Attraction reading the book! You are my very favorite author of thrillers!
Simone Francois:
Apr 10, 2013 09:31AM
Just like most others have said Fatal Attraction was my first thought. The book came up again for me during the Jodi Arras trial because they are using her diary as evidence.
Humberto Duarte Ortiz:
Apr 10, 2013 09:33AM
q Spanish translations?
Simone Francois:
Apr 10, 2013 09:35AM
Q Do you plan to write any sequels to your stories or do you prefer a new character with their own story?
Becky McAuley:
Apr 10, 2013 09:53AM
I could see where a reader would feel the story "just ended", but what I took away, and I wonder if this is what you were going for Gillian, is that we're supposed to conclude these two are each other's catalysts. Never meant to "escape" one another, and techincally unable to exist in their true forms without one another. They're both incomplete , sort of twisted people and they thrive on the crazed existence they have created.
Terry Rietta:
Apr 10, 2013 09:56AM
q Gillian, you got your start at Entertainment Weekly. Did you intend to have a journalism career path, or were you always intent on becoming a novelist and just finding a way to write for a living until you got your literary career off the ground?
Simone Francois:
Apr 10, 2013 09:57AM
I agree with Becky in thinking the ending and Nick and Amy staying together could be seen as their punishment.
Manolo Tsap:
Apr 10, 2013 10:05AM
Hi Gillian, the book was wonderful,I want to make the following questions.How much do you think that character of the cool girl who described in the book meets the reality as a percentage of women today? Secondly when you were writing the book,was a goal to send a message to men about cool girls and the reality?The book felt like a message to me for all men.It was something unique.I am looking forward to read your next book.Thank you.
Kim:
Apr 10, 2013 10:15AM
Q: I hear there will be a movie for Gone Girl, is this true? If so, what is the time line for when the movie will come out? I loved that book!
Ediciones Lastarria:
Apr 10, 2013 10:15AM
Have you ever read the novels by Haruki Murakami? What do you think about it?
Lori Özmay:
Apr 10, 2013 10:17AM
Q- which of your books was the most difficult to write, and why? How do you motivate yourself through difficult writing moments? Who are some of your writing heros? What is your favorite book? Why.
Psilolouben:
Apr 10, 2013 10:19AM
Any books coming up? What should we expect?
Mandy:
Apr 10, 2013 10:20AM
Love the barb-wired, yet somehow awesomely girly voices you put on the page. The worlds you create are all blackness and sticky tar--and so much fun to get stuck in. You needle into the vices of womanhood and expose all the petty, plastic bits of the female species that we take such pains to conceal. Scary to admit, but sometimes I feel way too at home when reading your novels. Amy was so wickedly indulgent. How much of yourself do you see her?
Enid Marie:
Apr 10, 2013 10:22AM
Q I just finished Sharp Objects and loved it. So dark, disturbing and unputdownable. What was the inspiration/genesis for the story?
Psilolouben:
Apr 10, 2013 10:23AM
You have, in the book as well referred to your husband. How does he reacts when he reads all these dark thoughts in your books? :-)
Sherry Virtz:
Apr 10, 2013 10:23AM
Hi Gillian - I am your RH rep in the Southeast! Cannot wait for the next novel. I have read all three novels and each is so expertly twisted! Love the faces of readers after they finish.
Julianna Haubner:
Apr 10, 2013 10:24AM
Hi! I loved GONE GIRL and can't wait to get started on SHARP OBJECTS. Besides the obvious (great writing, great characters, great suspense), what do you think made it such a hit? Do you think there's something about marriage and relationships these days that made the book so terrifying (yet relatable) for readers?
Psilolouben:
Apr 10, 2013 10:25AM
Q which of your books so far is your favorite and why?
Arline Trividic:
Apr 10, 2013 10:25AM
Hi Gillian ... would you ever consider doing a video chat with a private book club? If yes I would love to have you do one with our book club it would make our discussion of Gone Girl so much more interactive. Thank you so very much
Arline Trividic:
Apr 10, 2013 10:26AM
q Apr 10, 2013 10:25am Hi Gillian ... would you ever consider doing a video chat with a private book club? If yes I would love to have you do one with our book club it would make our discussion of Gone Girl so much more interactive. Thank you so very much
Arline Trividic:
Apr 10, 2013 10:27AM
q Apr 10, 2013 10:25am Hi Gillian ... would you ever consider doing a video chat with a private book club? If yes I would love to have you do one with our book club it would make our discussion of Gone Girl so much more interactive. Thank you so very much
MaryJo VanGompel:
Apr 10, 2013 10:28AM
Will there be a sequel?
Manolo Tsap:
Apr 10, 2013 10:28AM
q Hi Gillian, the book was wonderful,I want to make the following questions.How much do you think that character of the cool girl who described in the book meets the reality as a percentage of women today? Secondly when you were writing the book,was a goal to send a message to men about cool girls and the reality?The book felt like a message to me for all men.It was something unique.I am looking forward to read your next book.Thank you.
Mya R:
Apr 10, 2013 10:35AM
Q I have a question about a small detail in your book. Where did you see the "Too Tired to Tinkle" poster, & do you have a copy of it? I'm asking because I am the girl in the poster. My family only has one very faded copy left & I would love to get another copy.
Enid Marie:
Apr 10, 2013 10:35AM
Q While reading Gone Girl, and especially the way it ends, it reminded me of and seemed to parallel the classic eighties noir Body Heat...the brilliant/twisted mind of the female protaganist, how in over his head Nick is and not really knowing who he's dealing with, how you start with Nick's image of his wife's head just as the film starts with William Hurt's pov of the fire in the distance and how both images, her head and the fire will be both character's undoing. Was the film Body Heat any inspiration for you in writing GG?
Sandra:
Apr 10, 2013 10:35AM
q Hi Gillian. So you have written three novels with captivating and disturbed (in a good way) characters. They feel like stand-alone novels, but do you feel as though one of their stories isn't done? Or that you might want to revisit an old character in a new setting?
Mya R:
Apr 10, 2013 10:36AM
I loved your book. It was very well crafted. I have read many many MANY mysteries & thrillers & psychological novels. It is rare for me to be as stumped/surprised as I was with your book. Thank you!
Cathryn Cox:
Apr 10, 2013 10:39AM
Q: Did you find any medical literature on people like Amy, who harm themselves in order to inflict revenge on others. Is it a syndrome with a name?
Christine Sullivan:
Apr 10, 2013 10:39AM
Q: I'm just curious where the inspiration comes from for your leading women in your books. They all seem to have the same underlying issues, mainly stemming from their mother.
Renita Boykin:
Apr 10, 2013 10:39AM
How do you decide to end a scene and a chapter?
Cathryn Cox:
Apr 10, 2013 10:40AM
Q: will this chat be available online after today? Many friends who are working during the day wanted to watch it.
Patrick Brown:
Apr 10, 2013 10:42AM
Cathryn, yes, it will be available on this same page very shortly after the chat concludes. I will also post it on Gillian's author profile.
(deleted user):
Apr 10, 2013 10:43AM
So excited to hear that David Fincher may be directing Gone Girl...who do you envision playing Amy and Nick in the film version?
Grouchy Editor:
Apr 10, 2013 10:46AM
Q Patricia Highsmith is one of my favorite authors (especially The Talented Mr. Ripley). Gone Girl reminded me a bit of Highsmith's work. Did her novels have any influence on you when you wrote this book?
Val Morrissey:
Apr 10, 2013 10:48AM
q: did you target a specific age/audience that you thought might be more receptive to "Gone Girl"?
Linda Belmont:
Apr 10, 2013 10:48AM
Did you know all along that you would give the the story an unexpected twist at the end, or did that come to you as you wrote the story and developed the characters?
(deleted user):
Apr 10, 2013 10:49AM
Can you give us any hints on what your next book will be about? And since your books are kinda twisted, who are some of your favorite writers?
Grouchy Editor:
Apr 10, 2013 10:53AM
Q Was a certain character in your book based on a famous television personality whose initials are O.W.?
Sapna:
Apr 10, 2013 10:53AM
Q;I loved your writing style. this is the first book of yours that I have read. I was really fascinated by your charachterisation of Amy. How did you think of a psycho person like Amy and how did you construct a timeline of her personality backwards? It was very well written but I thought the end was very chilling.
Val Morrissey:
Apr 10, 2013 10:55AM
Saw a comment on here about how "Body Heat
Val Morrissey:
Apr 10, 2013 10:55AM
.....I was thinking this too.
Allyson:
Apr 10, 2013 10:55AM
All of your books are so dark. Where do you draw inspiration from?
Nancy Brashear:
Apr 10, 2013 10:55AM
Did you find challenges in writing from a first person POV in Gone Girl? If so, how did you work around them?
Kftimm:
Apr 10, 2013 10:56AM
Q Tell us about where you are mentally when you come up with characters and their actions such as Amy's.
Susan Monaghan:
Apr 10, 2013 10:57AM
Q I found Gone Girl quite disturbing mentally but that isn't to say I didn't like it. It seems that it is real and that is scary. Do you think that this story depicts the way many people really are?
Allyson:
Apr 10, 2013 10:58AM
Do you see your characters as both the protagonists and antagonists of the story?
Dennis A.:
Apr 10, 2013 10:58AM
Q: Are you considering work in other genres besides your "dark" works?
Barbara Ghilardi:
Apr 10, 2013 10:57AM
I noticed you enjoy writing about deliciously twisted women that appear as main characters in all of your novels so far. I was wondering if this is a pattern you will continue?
Patricia :
Apr 10, 2013 10:58AM
Q: 2 hours, 52 min ago Have you read any novels by Scott Turow? Amy reminded me somewhat of Rusty's wife Barbara in Presumed Innocent and the sequel to it.
Kristie Vargo:
Apr 10, 2013 10:59AM
A question that realy got a discussion going in our book club. There were many theories floating about what the ending meant. Some thought it meant she murdered him. Some thought they were going to stay together until one of them broke down. What is the real answer?
Georgiana Vasile:
Apr 10, 2013 10:59AM
Q: I would be thrilled if you expanded to other genres as well, your writing style is exceptional.
Liz Kay-graham:
Apr 10, 2013 10:59AM
q: In Sharp Objects, it was a roller coaster of who was the killer, first Alma, then the Mom, and then Jackie When she opened the drawer with 3 nail polishes, was this intentional ?
Jenn S:
Apr 10, 2013 10:59AM
Q: how much did you research forensics and CSI type evidence before writing the book Gone Girl...it covered every angle, very well thought out!
Gemma Mason:
Apr 10, 2013 10:59AM
I've just finished Gone Girl and loved every page. Who is your greatest influence and why?
Suzanne:
Apr 10, 2013 11:00AM
Q - Movie possibilities?
Mari-Tricia Brooks:
Apr 10, 2013 11:00AM
Q: This book was chosen for my book club. We all enjoyed it..had a great discussion!! We all rated it quite high...some were not pleased with the ending. One question brought up was do you see this book being adapted into a film? If so, who would you cast as Nick and Amy?
(deleted user):
Apr 10, 2013 11:00AM
q have you considered tackling other genres?
Heather Reynolds:
Apr 10, 2013 11:00AM
Q When can we anticipate another book. I can hardly wait!
Gemma Mason:
Apr 10, 2013 11:01AM
q 0 minutes ago I've just finished Gone Girl and loved every page. Who is your greatest influence and why?
Georgiana Vasile:
Apr 10, 2013 11:01AM
Q: in what other languages has Gone Girl been translated so far?
Gemma Mason:
Apr 10, 2013 11:01AM
q I've just finished Gone Girl and loved every page. Who is your greatest influence and why?
Toni Bassaro Piccinini:
Apr 10, 2013 11:01AM
Toni Bassaro Piccinini Q: Could you address the differences in the TOC in the iPad version vs. the paper book. My book club read this book—we loved it!—but I knew much more than the others because of the chapter headings listed only on the iPad.
Evangeline:
Apr 10, 2013 11:01AM
Q Where do you get your inspiration for your novels?
Sara:
Apr 10, 2013 11:01AM
q Who are your favourite authors ?
Toni Bassaro Piccinini:
Apr 10, 2013 11:02AM
BTW this did not hurt the read for me.
Phil Goerner:
Apr 10, 2013 11:02AM
Should we be seeing video yet? are they a bit late?
Phil Farraj :
Apr 10, 2013 11:02AM
It appears its offline !! Is it on ??
Grouchy Editor:
Apr 10, 2013 11:02AM
yeah, I don't have a picture yet, either
Janet Hwu:
Apr 10, 2013 11:03AM
q From which sources did you best learn how to structure plot?
Patricia :
Apr 10, 2013 11:03AM
No picture.
Kristie Vargo:
Apr 10, 2013 11:03AM
Q: 2 minutes ago A question that really got a discussion going in our book club. There were many theories floating about what the ending meant. Some thought it meant she murdered him. Some thought they were going to stay together until one of them broke down. What is the real answer?
Phil Farraj :
Apr 10, 2013 11:03AM
:/
Linda Belmont:
Apr 10, 2013 11:03AM
Q Did you know all along that you would give the the story an unexpected twist at the end, or did that come to you as you wrote the story and developed the characters?
Simone Francois:
Apr 10, 2013 11:03AM
Has the chat started?
Slightly Devious:
Apr 10, 2013 11:03AM
Is this working for anyone?
Nancy Green:
Apr 10, 2013 11:03AM
not seeing the chat
Briel:
Apr 10, 2013 11:04AM
not working for me either
Mari-Tricia Brooks:
Apr 10, 2013 11:04AM
not for me:(
Susan:
Apr 10, 2013 11:03AM
Same here. I sent an RSVP in..... what's going on?
Sandra:
Apr 10, 2013 11:04AM
I don't have a picture yet, still says offline :-(
Leslie Serrano:
Apr 10, 2013 11:04AM
Yea no picture for me too
(deleted user):
Apr 10, 2013 11:04AM
nope still appearing as "offline"
Patricia :
Apr 10, 2013 11:04AM
Not seeing or hearing anything
Wendy Stulmaker:
Apr 10, 2013 11:04AM
Q Is the chat on?
Bridget Garrison:
Apr 10, 2013 11:04AM
Q I think it is interesting how this plot line would not have worked as "Gone Boy". It would just be assumed the husband ran off, and the wife would not be a suspect. Do you agree or disagree?
Arline Trividic:
Apr 10, 2013 11:04AM
q me too still showing offline
MB:
Apr 10, 2013 11:04AM
Is this starting?
Linda Belmont:
Apr 10, 2013 11:04AM
Nope
Susan Monaghan:
Apr 10, 2013 11:04AM
Nor me. Trying my laptop.
Laura Logsdon:
Apr 10, 2013 11:04AM
Where is she? Why isn't this on?
Ann Wolff:
Apr 10, 2013 11:05AM
How did you decide the ending. My book club thinks there will be a sequel. Any plans?
Renita Boykin:
Apr 10, 2013 11:05AM
let's get this party started
Allyson:
Apr 10, 2013 11:05AM
Good question, Bridget Garrison!
Barbara Olson:
Apr 10, 2013 11:05AM
how do we get the feed?
Bridget Garrison:
Apr 10, 2013 11:05AM
Thanks, Allyson!
Cmboals:
Apr 10, 2013 11:05AM
nothing here either
Grouchy Editor:
Apr 10, 2013 11:06AM
technology ... this is why we must save brick-and-mortar bookstores
Shobalatha Venkat:
Apr 10, 2013 11:06AM
Agree with Allyson, that really is!
Patrick Brown:
Apr 10, 2013 11:06AM
Working out some tech issues. Should tart soon.
Emily Skinner:
Apr 10, 2013 11:05AM
I don't have live feed either?
Renita Boykin:
Apr 10, 2013 11:06AM
I'm so pissed I gave up swimming laps for this
MB:
Apr 10, 2013 11:06AM
That's a great point Bridget
MB:
Apr 10, 2013 11:06AM
What's the deal here? Is this chat starting?
Katrine Judd:
Apr 10, 2013 11:06AM
That's an interesting way to look at it Bridget.
Gemma Mason:
Apr 10, 2013 11:06AM
Q Do you plan a story before writing or do you let the story guide itself? I love your style.
Cheryl Ahuja:
Apr 10, 2013 11:05AM
DO YOU FIND IT DIFFICTULT TO MAKE UP CHARACTERS?
Jenny:
Apr 10, 2013 11:06AM
am I missing something? The video still says offline?
Patty Rumaker:
Apr 10, 2013 11:07AM
This is what happens when Amazon owns GR's. Hehehe
Caitlin Park:
Apr 10, 2013 11:07AM
I can't see anything, were we supposed to sign up somewhere?
Renita Boykin:
Apr 10, 2013 11:07AM
you said it Grouchy!!
Judy Guske:
Apr 10, 2013 11:07AM
my excitement is starting to disappear
Arline Trividic:
Apr 10, 2013 11:07AM
thank you Patrick for the update
Wendy Stulmaker:
Apr 10, 2013 11:07AM
Q have i missed it? it continues to show offline
Ruth Failor:
Apr 10, 2013 11:07AM
I'm not the only one then .... frustrating!
Aimee Stoltz:
Apr 10, 2013 11:07AM
Maybe they're having tech difficulties.
Cathryn Cox:
Apr 10, 2013 11:07AM
q it's 7 minutes after and nothing has come onscrren but the color bar
Val Morrissey:
Apr 10, 2013 11:07AM
??????
Julie Stam:
Apr 10, 2013 11:07AM
Taking my lunch at my desk for this. Hope it starts soon.
Susan Monaghan:
Apr 10, 2013 11:07AM
Patience my friends...no need to swear.
Maria:
Apr 10, 2013 11:07AM
q what do you think the story says from a sociological standpoint?
Mary-ellen DeLeon:
Apr 10, 2013 11:07AM
Is this happeneing?
Monica David:
Apr 10, 2013 11:07AM
Monica: q Did Amy kill herself (and the baby) at the end? Please explain the ending.
Shannon Ridgway:
Apr 10, 2013 11:07AM
Thanks Patrick!
Renita Boykin:
Apr 10, 2013 11:07AM
is this a serious hen party or what? Are all 587 of us girls?
(deleted user):
Apr 10, 2013 11:07AM
q how are your biggest inspirations when it comes to storytelling?
Nafiz Imtiaz:
Apr 10, 2013 11:07AM
what is going on here...
Nafiz Imtiaz:
Apr 10, 2013 11:08AM
offline
Bridget Garrison:
Apr 10, 2013 11:08AM
Q: Did you pull some of the story line from newpaper headlines and recent cases (Scott Peterson, Drew Peterson, etc.)?
Doug Kelly:
Apr 10, 2013 11:08AM
Nope..one Guy!
Schs_library:
Apr 10, 2013 11:07AM
techical issues? Hmm. I'l wait! Enjoying the conversations here!
Renita Boykin:
Apr 10, 2013 11:08AM
Nothing is going on, Nafiz
Ruth Failor:
Apr 10, 2013 11:08AM
q Is anybody getting a feed?
dbt:
Apr 10, 2013 11:08AM
not just on guy :)
Christian Nyberg:
Apr 10, 2013 11:08AM
Nope...
Nafiz Imtiaz:
Apr 10, 2013 11:08AM
it is good to watch live jasmin.fuck good read
(deleted user):
Apr 10, 2013 11:08AM
my excitement is gone, girl
MB:
Apr 10, 2013 11:08AM
I heard that Reese Witherspoon is signed to play the lead female character in the movie of Gone Girl.
Gale Albright:
Apr 10, 2013 11:08AM
Hello. Haven't done this before.
Renita Boykin:
Apr 10, 2013 11:08AM
OK, Doug, thanks...we needed a rooster
Wendy Stulmaker:
Apr 10, 2013 11:08AM
@ Cathryn- for me either.
Leslie Serrano:
Apr 10, 2013 11:09AM
Btw Bridget, great point you had there earlier. Never thought of it that way.
Grouchy Editor:
Apr 10, 2013 11:09AM
Flynn is a literary rock star, and rock stars are never on time
Julie:
Apr 10, 2013 11:09AM
trying to watch the video chat and the screen says it is offline. Help!
Girish Kumar:
Apr 10, 2013 11:08AM
@MB, Reese is only producing it. not acting..
Renita Boykin:
Apr 10, 2013 11:09AM
Reese rocked Water for Elephants
Schs_library:
Apr 10, 2013 11:09AM
Yup---here is a story on Reese http://www.wordandfilm.com/2012/07/go...
Renee Coale:
Apr 10, 2013 11:09AM
Earlier comment says they have tech issues they are working on.
Sapna:
Apr 10, 2013 11:09AM
IHas the chat started? Can't see anything...
Mitch Duckworth:
Apr 10, 2013 11:09AM
Not all girls in this henhouse, Renita. One or two roosters and a few foxes, too, I'd warrant.
Sandra:
Apr 10, 2013 11:09AM
OOooo, Reese Witherspoon would be great
Leslie Serrano:
Apr 10, 2013 11:09AM
A newbie here too lol
Roberta Brown:
Apr 10, 2013 11:08AM
Q: I was just wondering if you found the word uxorious and built the entire book around that.
Slightly Devious:
Apr 10, 2013 11:08AM
So just to be sure - no one is seeing/hearing anything then? And we're all just....waiting, yes?
MB:
Apr 10, 2013 11:09AM
I liked her in the movie of Johnny Cash's life. But I don't see her playing this character. Who knows... maybe.
Val Morrissey:
Apr 10, 2013 11:09AM
wouldn't it freak you out if Amy came on right now? All about control ;)
Liz Kay-graham:
Apr 10, 2013 11:09AM
nothing for me either
Barbara Ghilardi:
Apr 10, 2013 11:09AM
I don't know how I feel about Reese -- seems to sweet to play a wicked person. Then again I guess its a good way for her to show us a new side to her acting.
Charles Blackstone:
Apr 10, 2013 11:09AM
q I think there's something wrong with my Livestream.
Toni:
Apr 10, 2013 11:10AM
q I'm not getting any video - has this started already?
Bob Varettoni:
Apr 10, 2013 11:10AM
Mitch and Doug... my new best friends.
Leslie Serrano:
Apr 10, 2013 11:10AM
Who's up for the male lead?
Renita Boykin:
Apr 10, 2013 11:09AM
was the tech comment from GR or a participant?
MB:
Apr 10, 2013 11:10AM
Not sure who the male lead is going to be
Arline Trividic:
Apr 10, 2013 11:10AM
me too first time participating
Val Morrissey:
Apr 10, 2013 11:10AM
Ryan Gosling
Suzanne:
Apr 10, 2013 11:10AM
Will check out the movie link....should be an interesting screen play to write!
Ruth Failor:
Apr 10, 2013 11:10AM
first time using GoodReads video ... not a good experience. Was I dreaming this morning or did I see Gillian will be doing a interview on Imus?
Bridget Garrison:
Apr 10, 2013 11:10AM
I think Reese would be great too. A really sweet face to cover up the sociopath beneath.
Juliette:
Apr 10, 2013 11:10AM
Still nothing. :(
Tinkrbelcutey:
Apr 10, 2013 11:10AM
No picture yet either
Charles Blackstone:
Apr 10, 2013 11:10AM
q I can't hear anything.
Shobalatha Venkat:
Apr 10, 2013 11:10AM
I think Reese is just producing the movie...
(deleted user):
Apr 10, 2013 11:10AM
jk still excited
Bridget Garrison:
Apr 10, 2013 11:10AM
No one would be believe Reese was wicked, so she'd make a perfect Amy.
Patricia Driscoll:
Apr 10, 2013 11:10AM
video not working for me either.
Trina Falkner:
Apr 10, 2013 11:10AM
mine says offline
Leslie Serrano:
Apr 10, 2013 11:10AM
Yea I was thinking that too. I wouldn't have too much of a problem with Reese.
Gale Albright:
Apr 10, 2013 11:11AM
Ms. Witherspoon was good in Freeway, an oddball take on Red Riding Hood. She beat up a lot of people, including Kiefer Sutherland.
Susan Spencer:
Apr 10, 2013 11:11AM
Not seeing chat either
Allyson:
Apr 10, 2013 11:11AM
Ryan Gosling is always the right answer.
Heather Reynolds:
Apr 10, 2013 11:11AM
What about Anne Hathaway everybody already seems to hate her perfect
Simone Francois:
Apr 10, 2013 11:11AM
I think either Chris Pine or Bradley Cooper should play Nick
Nirav Modha:
Apr 10, 2013 11:11AM
why does it say offline?
Waqas Mhd:
Apr 10, 2013 11:11AM
still offline?
Linda Comiskey-Krispin:
Apr 10, 2013 11:11AM
Q all I'm seeing is closed until the chat begins and OFFLINE...
Lori Özmay:
Apr 10, 2013 11:11AM
No offence to Reese Witherspoon, who I think is a fabulous actress, but isn't she too old for this part? Shouldn't it be someone younger?
Toni M.:
Apr 10, 2013 11:11AM
Sad - I just have the same "offline" thing
Barbara Ghilardi:
Apr 10, 2013 11:11AM
@Bridget Garrison - Good point!
Manolo Tsap:
Apr 10, 2013 11:11AM
Me too,i cannot see anything
Jill Rumley:
Apr 10, 2013 11:11AM
I give up
Sangeeta:
Apr 10, 2013 11:11AM
not working for me either
Doug Kelly:
Apr 10, 2013 11:11AM
No video feed for me :(
Susan Spencer:
Apr 10, 2013 11:10AM
Mine says offline too
Renita Boykin:
Apr 10, 2013 11:11AM
I love how the link was smart enough to know who I was without me telling it but too dumb to play the chat
Carol Ann Tack:
Apr 10, 2013 11:11AM
still offline...
Lori Özmay:
Apr 10, 2013 11:11AM
Like Anne Hathaway...
Melissa Quiterio:
Apr 10, 2013 11:11AM
I am also not seeing or hearing anything
Jason:
Apr 10, 2013 11:11AM
FAIL
Patricia :
Apr 10, 2013 11:11AM
This is worse than the one with Ann Patchett.
Rythem:
Apr 10, 2013 11:11AM
Its still showing offline!
Allyson:
Apr 10, 2013 11:11AM
Bradley Cooper would be good! He plays selfish dick really well, but can also be super charming.
Linda Belmont:
Apr 10, 2013 11:11AM
I'm with you Allyson. :)
Angela Jones:
Apr 10, 2013 11:11AM
I'm glad I'm not the only one getting offline. :(
Linda Belmont:
Apr 10, 2013 11:10AM
About Ryan Gosling
Nirav Modha:
Apr 10, 2013 11:11AM
dang it i was really looking forward to this.
Cathryn Cox:
Apr 10, 2013 11:11AM
Could someone update us on if and when the chat is expected to start? I assume you're having technical difficulties.
Bridget Garrison:
Apr 10, 2013 11:11AM
I think Mark Walberg would be a good Nick or Desi.
MB:
Apr 10, 2013 11:12AM
Bradley Cooper would be great.
Suzanne:
Apr 10, 2013 11:12AM
Unfortunately, I penned this in as an appointment. Feels a bit like being blown off in the waiting room....
Pamela Hargraves:
Apr 10, 2013 11:12AM
Still shows offline
Renita Boykin:
Apr 10, 2013 11:12AM
None of us have video, Doug, are you going to be a problem rooster?
MB:
Apr 10, 2013 11:12AM
He's in everything lately (and Ryan Gosling too)
Lynette Eklund:
Apr 10, 2013 11:12AM
Barb, Reese's sweetness is why I think she could be great. Did you see Rebecca DeMornay in The Hand that Rocked the Cradle?
Patty Rumaker:
Apr 10, 2013 11:12AM
Casey Anthony is pretty. Look what she did.
Marina Charny:
Apr 10, 2013 11:12AM
Mine isn't working either.. maybe they posted the wrong time?
Aimee Stoltz:
Apr 10, 2013 11:12AM
Desi needs to be more effeminate than Mark Wahlberg.
Nafiz Imtiaz:
Apr 10, 2013 11:12AM
we can live chat on skype either.what do you thing guys?
Mandy:
Apr 10, 2013 11:12AM
still offline here ... did someone check Gillians's house? The front door might be wide open...
Gayle Joseph:
Apr 10, 2013 11:12AM
Is anyone seeing or hearing anything?
Elizabeth Viohl:
Apr 10, 2013 11:12AM
My screen says OFFLINE -- does everyone else's?
Susan Spencer:
Apr 10, 2013 11:12AM
Mine says offline too. Help.
Doreen:
Apr 10, 2013 11:12AM
We will wait too
Leslie Serrano:
Apr 10, 2013 11:12AM
Lol Cooper would be good! Agree with you Allyson on him playing the dick very well.
Aimee Stoltz:
Apr 10, 2013 11:12AM
But I agree Marina, a good Nick.
Casi K.:
Apr 10, 2013 11:12AM
Mine still says offline as well. :(
C. Peterson:
Apr 10, 2013 11:12AM
I agree w/ Judy! :-)
Lisa Wood:
Apr 10, 2013 11:12AM
Definitely Bradley Cooper!
Judy Brock:
Apr 10, 2013 11:12AM
what is wrong?? So frustrated!
Sandra:
Apr 10, 2013 11:12AM
Reese Witherspoon isn't too old, she's 37 basically same age as Amy in the book
MB:
Apr 10, 2013 11:12AM
I thought of Anne Hathaway too. She has a "crazy" about her that could come off well.
Mary-ellen DeLeon:
Apr 10, 2013 11:12AM
twiddling thumbs here
Susan Spencer:
Apr 10, 2013 11:12AM
No
Leslie Serrano:
Apr 10, 2013 11:12AM
Guess they're still having tech issues...*sigh*
Lorrie:
Apr 10, 2013 11:12AM
666 users...maybe that;sthe problem!
Bridget Garrison:
Apr 10, 2013 11:12AM
I also like the girl who played Katniss on Hunger Games as the part of Andie.
Toni M.:
Apr 10, 2013 11:12AM
nothing.
Lally Buendia:
Apr 10, 2013 11:12AM
I'm throwing Patrick Wilson's name in there.
Aszalecki:
Apr 10, 2013 11:12AM
when does it start???
MB:
Apr 10, 2013 11:12AM
(I mean, for the character)
Christina Jones:
Apr 10, 2013 11:12AM
nothing here, either
Renita Boykin:
Apr 10, 2013 11:13AM
Casey Anthony was THIN not pretty
Leslie Stevens lebofsky:
Apr 10, 2013 11:13AM
What would Amazing Amy do? a. Turn off PC b.Write a nasty comment c. Patiently wait - stuff happens
Doreen:
Apr 10, 2013 11:13AM
Says off Line
(deleted user):
Apr 10, 2013 11:13AM
this is not so good
Aimee Stoltz:
Apr 10, 2013 11:13AM
Suzanne, I have this on my calendar as a meeting. Seriously.
Lisa:
Apr 10, 2013 11:13AM
still offline here as well- maybe Amy is messing with the computers!
Tinkrbelcutey:
Apr 10, 2013 11:13AM
Ooh Allyson good call!
Erica Wendell :
Apr 10, 2013 11:13AM
I want my refund!
Carol Ann Tack:
Apr 10, 2013 11:13AM
Patrick Wilson would be great!
Vi B:
Apr 10, 2013 11:13AM
Unable to see vido chat
Laura Welber:
Apr 10, 2013 11:13AM
have you sold the movie rights to any of your books
Grouchy Editor:
Apr 10, 2013 11:13AM
b. and c.
Barbara Schenendorf Kimmel:
Apr 10, 2013 11:13AM
Has this been postponed? Anyone know?
Martha Carnes:
Apr 10, 2013 11:13AM
where is the feed
Renee Coale:
Apr 10, 2013 11:13AM
Gillian is standing by, she's anxious for the tech difficulties to be worked out as well. Not sure ETA yet.
Doug Kelly:
Apr 10, 2013 11:13AM
Michael Fassbender would be a good Nick I think
(deleted user):
Apr 10, 2013 11:13AM
Patrick Wilson and Anne Hathaway = perfect
Bob Varettoni:
Apr 10, 2013 11:13AM
Impatient male signing off.
Toni M.:
Apr 10, 2013 11:13AM
Does anyone know if this is the first time they have attempted to do this type of chat?
Simone Francois:
Apr 10, 2013 11:13AM
For Amy I pictured Michelle Williams for some reason while I was reading
Patrick Brown:
Apr 10, 2013 11:13AM
Sorry, folks. We are hoping to start shortly. Apologies for the delay.
C. Peterson:
Apr 10, 2013 11:13AM
Reese Witherspoon is set to play the lead in Gone, Girl
Aimee Stoltz:
Apr 10, 2013 11:13AM
Is there a Goodreads employee who could update us?
Debbie Fisher:
Apr 10, 2013 11:13AM
Q: Curious to note what, if anything, your editors made you add or change in the book. How much influence do they generally have?
Mary Ellen Price:
Apr 10, 2013 11:13AM
Shout out to KP!
Aimee Stoltz:
Apr 10, 2013 11:14AM
Thanks Patrick.
Martha Carnes:
Apr 10, 2013 11:14AM
off line
Schs_library:
Apr 10, 2013 11:14AM
Thank you @Renee we know it will be worth the wait!
Tinkrbelcutey:
Apr 10, 2013 11:14AM
@doug Kelly that's a good choice too for actor!
Nirav Modha:
Apr 10, 2013 11:14AM
this is so frustrating.
Aimee Stoltz:
Apr 10, 2013 11:14AM
Reese is perfect
Patricia :
Apr 10, 2013 11:14AM
Amy was supposed to be blonde--until she dyed her hair.
Aimee Stoltz:
Apr 10, 2013 11:14AM
Cute and possibly creepy.
K.D. Lovgren:
Apr 10, 2013 11:14AM
Ryan Gosling and Reese would be great...
Laura Welber:
Apr 10, 2013 11:14AM
q have you sold the movie rights to any of your books
Barbara Ghilardi:
Apr 10, 2013 11:14AM
YES to Michael Fassbender!
Lally Buendia:
Apr 10, 2013 11:14AM
Yay! Patrick Wilson, let's make this happen!!!
Cass:
Apr 10, 2013 11:13AM
do we have a start time?
Catherine Wesenfeld:
Apr 10, 2013 11:14AM
Oh good I thought I was the only one. When it starts working for someone can they let us know.
Nirav Modha:
Apr 10, 2013 11:14AM
has anything shown up for anyone?
Darlene:
Apr 10, 2013 11:14AM
My screen also reads offline.
Kate Lombardi:
Apr 10, 2013 11:15AM
Is anyone getting video or seeing any comments/responses from Gillian Flynn?
K.D. Lovgren:
Apr 10, 2013 11:15AM
Who should play the sister?
Jenny:
Apr 10, 2013 11:15AM
nope
Patricia :
Apr 10, 2013 11:15AM
I'm leaning toward Ryan Gosling.
Tinkrbelcutey:
Apr 10, 2013 11:15AM
I think Rachel McAdams would be good
Rosielaine:
Apr 10, 2013 11:15AM
This needs to start soon or I'll have to go :-(
Doreen:
Apr 10, 2013 11:15AM
We will be Gone Girls if they don't get the Chat going
Jeannine Klein:
Apr 10, 2013 11:15AM
Anne Hathaway would be great--great combination of sympathetic and irritating. Better than Reese.
Jess Kasprisin:
Apr 10, 2013 11:15AM
I definitely see Patrick Wilson!
Tonya MG:
Apr 10, 2013 11:15AM
Mine says offline and there is no sound.
Aszalecki:
Apr 10, 2013 11:15AM
My screen still says offline wasn't it supposed to start at 2?
Waqas Mhd:
Apr 10, 2013 11:15AM
i can see the chat but not the video. the video msg is "offline"
Amy Brunelle:
Apr 10, 2013 11:15AM
says offline and no sound.
Carole:
Apr 10, 2013 11:15AM
They are about to lose a viewer if they don't begin.
Mary Bennett:
Apr 10, 2013 11:15AM
Also offline and no sound
Leslie Serrano:
Apr 10, 2013 11:15AM
@ Doreen Lol was waiting for someone to say that!
Heather Reynolds:
Apr 10, 2013 11:14AM
read the chat history people they said tech difficulties they will be up soon
Doreen:
Apr 10, 2013 11:15AM
off line and no sound here either
Melissa:
Apr 10, 2013 11:15AM
$20 Gillian is hungover (just kidding....)
Elizabeth Viohl:
Apr 10, 2013 11:15AM
I've left 3 calls go to voicemail waiting for this since I'm 'in a meeting' too!
Amy Brunelle:
Apr 10, 2013 11:15AM
hopefully they are reading this and fixing
Nafiz Imtiaz:
Apr 10, 2013 11:16AM
jess ..how?
Eva:
Apr 10, 2013 11:16AM
Is anyone able to view the chat?
C. Peterson:
Apr 10, 2013 11:16AM
I'm fixing to leave...
Rythem:
Apr 10, 2013 11:16AM
Aaaahhh! Why is this not working!!
Patricia :
Apr 10, 2013 11:16AM
Mine also says offline.
Cyndi D.:
Apr 10, 2013 11:16AM
still not working for me
Rhonda:
Apr 10, 2013 11:16AM
Ugg, I gave up the gym for this!
Whitney Reavis:
Apr 10, 2013 11:16AM
@Carole, I'm right there with you!
MaryJo VanGompel:
Apr 10, 2013 11:16AM
Suzanne, I agree
Renee Coale:
Apr 10, 2013 11:16AM
Goodreads is doing their best to work out a technical glitch. Gillian is so sorry for the delay -- thanks for being patient, all!
Heather Reynolds:
Apr 10, 2013 11:16AM
@Jeannine Thats what i said too!!!
Renita Boykin:
Apr 10, 2013 11:16AM
Geez, I don't think anybody should be fired for this but I hope they get their a%^ chewed out and good
MaryJo VanGompel:
Apr 10, 2013 11:16AM
thanks for the update Renee
Arline Trividic:
Apr 10, 2013 11:16AM
still nothing for me :(
Kody Probst:
Apr 10, 2013 11:16AM
Lotta guys here.... Lot. Of. Dudes.
Tinkrbelcutey:
Apr 10, 2013 11:16AM
They are working on it sometimes technology doesn't cooperate, like the video cameras in the casino apparently
Jack Rochester:
Apr 10, 2013 11:17AM
Doesn't anyone test these systems prior to going live? Bye-bye.
Renita Boykin:
Apr 10, 2013 11:17AM
@Rhonda I'm suppose to be swimming laps!!!
Waqas Mhd:
Apr 10, 2013 11:17AM
Q- when will the video start working?
Manolo Tsap:
Apr 10, 2013 11:17AM
Thanks for informing us
Nirav Modha:
Apr 10, 2013 11:17AM
is it a problem with the streaming or is gillian not ready to do this?
Hillary:
Apr 10, 2013 11:17AM
Nothing here eithre
Fay Bowen:
Apr 10, 2013 11:17AM
Still offline?
lovebooks :
Apr 10, 2013 11:17AM
hi everyone
Bobby J:
Apr 10, 2013 11:16AM
Maybe she's busy hiding stuff in the shed.
Mary-ellen DeLeon:
Apr 10, 2013 11:17AM
@renee Coale Thanks for keeping us updated. :)
Patricia :
Apr 10, 2013 11:17AM
I will wait until 2:30 EDT. If it doesn't start by then, see ya.
S.V.S:
Apr 10, 2013 11:16AM
not even a sign that there is something there!!
Julianna Haubner:
Apr 10, 2013 11:17AM
this just came up on twitter -- here's some news about gone girl casting for everyone waiting! super timely, don't you think? :) http://theinsider.etonline.com/movies...
Robyn Grauer:
Apr 10, 2013 11:17AM
Q - How long will the chat last once the video starts working? I want to see it but have to meet my son at the bus stop from school shortly.
Arline Trividic:
Apr 10, 2013 11:16AM
technology is sooo great when it works and so frustrating when it fails
Sonia Nar:
Apr 10, 2013 11:17AM
still offline?
Suzanne:
Apr 10, 2013 11:17AM
Since I'm twiddling my thumbs, I opened the link about the movie. Reese is producing and starring. So there you have it....
Leslie Stevens lebofsky:
Apr 10, 2013 11:17AM
q Gillian, did you consider any other endings? I was surprised at Nick's decision, although it made me understand that character a bit more.
lovebooks :
Apr 10, 2013 11:17AM
yes mine says offline.
Doug Kelly:
Apr 10, 2013 11:17AM
More dudes should be reading these..they are awesome novels! Especially Gone Girl
(deleted user):
Apr 10, 2013 11:17AM
no video or author
Val Morrissey:
Apr 10, 2013 11:17AM
Anyone think Jennifer Lawrence as Amy?
Renee Coale:
Apr 10, 2013 11:17AM
I will let you know more when I hear it. There is a problem with the stream, Gillian is standing by...she is excited to take questions.
K.D. Lovgren:
Apr 10, 2013 11:17AM
hello!
dbt:
Apr 10, 2013 11:18AM
gillian's disappeared. they found an old diary... this should be interesting.
Judy Guske:
Apr 10, 2013 11:18AM
If we have to leave early, will there be any way to get a recording of the live chat??
lovebooks :
Apr 10, 2013 11:18AM
ok thank u
Lynette Eklund:
Apr 10, 2013 11:18AM
Thank you, Renee. Not Gillian's fault. I'll wait patiently.
Bobby J:
Apr 10, 2013 11:18AM
Maybe she's busy hiding stuff in the shed.
Barbara Ghilardi:
Apr 10, 2013 11:18AM
I like the sound of Emily Blunt as Amy!
K.D. Lovgren:
Apr 10, 2013 11:18AM
good one Dbt
Renita Boykin:
Apr 10, 2013 11:18AM
let's all decide on a time to log off together
Suzanne:
Apr 10, 2013 11:18AM
@Dbt HA!
Claire Englewood:
Apr 10, 2013 11:18AM
Jude Law as Desi, Ed Norton as Nick, Amanda Seyrich as Amy, Laura Linney as Go, Mila Kunitz as Boney
Donna Huber:
Apr 10, 2013 11:18AM
I think all chats are recorded for viewing later.
Patricia :
Apr 10, 2013 11:18AM
That's funny, Dbt.
Sonia Nar:
Apr 10, 2013 11:18AM
Q Will there be a part 2 to the story as it felt like there was no justice served!
Nancy:
Apr 10, 2013 11:18AM
very interesting premise for a new novel!
Sandra:
Apr 10, 2013 11:18AM
EEEekkkkk!!!
Christopher Lawson:
Apr 10, 2013 11:18AM
Come on everyone, it's about to start :)
Lynette Eklund:
Apr 10, 2013 11:18AM
Yeah!
Debbie Fisher:
Apr 10, 2013 11:18AM
Yay!
Angela Jones:
Apr 10, 2013 11:18AM
Yay!
Cheryl Wedesweiler:
Apr 10, 2013 11:18AM
I"ll give it few more minutes-then go.
Renita Boykin:
Apr 10, 2013 11:17AM
we're up
Victoria Moore:
Apr 10, 2013 11:18AM
Victoria: Mine says offline too. That's why I'm sitting here waiting and reading "Battle Royale".
Waqas Mhd:
Apr 10, 2013 11:18AM
ITS WORKING NOW. thanks.
Robyn Grauer:
Apr 10, 2013 11:18AM
Q - @Renee Coale - How long will this chat last for? How much of Gillian's time is she giving us?
Catarina Marques:
Apr 10, 2013 11:18AM
it's on
Yoly:
Apr 10, 2013 11:18AM
Yay!
Tinkrbelcutey:
Apr 10, 2013 11:19AM
Thanks @Julianne Haubner
Gail Speers:
Apr 10, 2013 11:19AM
I have to leave early... will I be able to accss audio later?
Bridget Garrison:
Apr 10, 2013 11:19AM
Q: Do you picture Amy as being a product of nature or nurture? Was she inherently the way she was, or did her parents and the "Amazing Amy" books influence her actions as an adult?
Amy Brunelle:
Apr 10, 2013 11:18AM
fabulous! that's life !
Cheryl Wedesweiler:
Apr 10, 2013 11:19AM
Yah!!
Emily May:
Apr 10, 2013 11:19AM
It works for me when I go here: http://www.livestream.com/goodreads
Katrine Judd:
Apr 10, 2013 11:19AM
I see someone but no sound. Can anyone hear it?
(deleted user):
Apr 10, 2013 11:19AM
she is gone girl
S.V.S:
Apr 10, 2013 11:19AM
yaaaaay!!!
lovebooks :
Apr 10, 2013 11:19AM
yes
Martha Carnes:
Apr 10, 2013 11:19AM
the audio is not working correctly echo
Laura Logsdon:
Apr 10, 2013 11:19AM
no sound here
Slightly Devious:
Apr 10, 2013 11:19AM
q Your pros are haunting (in all your books). How long does it take you to come up with such imagery?
Whitney Reavis:
Apr 10, 2013 11:19AM
Loved Sharp Objects and Dark Places!
Toni M.:
Apr 10, 2013 11:20AM
hooray - video
(deleted user):
Apr 10, 2013 11:20AM
that link works
Catherine Wesenfeld:
Apr 10, 2013 11:20AM
I got sound, no video!
Catarina Marques:
Apr 10, 2013 11:20AM
c'mon show your face
Ilene Fey:
Apr 10, 2013 11:20AM
Where is the LIVE video chat? I expected Ms.Flynn to be on line answering the questions we asked in advance. Am I missing something? This is my first LIVE video chat on GoodReads. Help Please...IRF
Katrine Judd:
Apr 10, 2013 11:20AM
No sound at the link either. Bummer
Patricia :
Apr 10, 2013 11:20AM
It's supposed to last for 30 minutes,
Maria:
Apr 10, 2013 11:19AM
Q How are you able to get into the psyche of such disturbing characters?
Debbie Schefer:
Apr 10, 2013 11:21AM
q: how do you come up with such dark characters and find such evil in people?
Judy Brock:
Apr 10, 2013 11:21AM
you have got to fix the sound!!!!!!!
Barbara Ghilardi:
Apr 10, 2013 11:21AM
Ilene the video isn't working so it's just audio
Allyson:
Apr 10, 2013 11:21AM
I find that listening to music can influence the voice in a story. What kind of music do you listen to while you write?
Suzanne:
Apr 10, 2013 11:21AM
Yes, the audio seems fine.
Sonia Nar:
Apr 10, 2013 11:21AM
I agree with Ilene ...
Martha Carnes:
Apr 10, 2013 11:21AM
audio ok now
Renee Coale:
Apr 10, 2013 11:21AM
It should be 30 minutes long. I'll find out if it'll be archived for later listening, not sure if I'll know right away or not. If so, we can put on her website.
Daria:
Apr 10, 2013 11:21AM
We won't be able to she Ms. Flynn due to technical difficulties...but you should be able to hear her and see Patrick.
Elaine Hanak-Hall:
Apr 10, 2013 11:21AM
Can't see Gillian, just hear her voice.
Allyson:
Apr 10, 2013 11:21AM
q I find that listening to music can influence the voice in a story. What kind of music do you listen to while you write?
Kathy:
Apr 10, 2013 11:21AM
Q: are you as "dark" a person as your books might make us think?
Kristy Howe:
Apr 10, 2013 11:21AM
I am beginning to think I'm going to be late for carpool.
Barbara Rich:
Apr 10, 2013 11:21AM
this is thru skype - they had video issues apparently
Reader76:
Apr 10, 2013 11:21AM
q; Hi Gillian, which of your three books is your favorite?
Patricia :
Apr 10, 2013 11:21AM
I see and hear Patrick and hear Gillian.
Daria:
Apr 10, 2013 11:20AM
I meant "see" Ms. Flynn...
Lorraine Lambie:
Apr 10, 2013 11:22AM
gone girl was a disturbing read, was the writing/research for this difficult, did it stick with you?
K.D. Lovgren:
Apr 10, 2013 11:22AM
Q: This book is so much fun to read not knowing what's going to happen. How do you handle the spoiler aspect in interviews? Do you resign yourself to discussing plot elements that are fun for readers to discover?
Renita Boykin:
Apr 10, 2013 11:22AM
@Ilene me too! What do we want? Our questions! When do we want them? NOW
Susan Monaghan:
Apr 10, 2013 11:22AM
Better then nothing!
Toni M.:
Apr 10, 2013 11:22AM
q - wondering where on earth the idea of the scene involving the broken bottle (fake rape) came from. Very dark and twisty and this totally made me CRINGE.
Ruth Failor:
Apr 10, 2013 11:22AM
the only video I see is the interviewer in a 2" square in the bottom left corner of the screen...argh! this sucks
Robyn Grauer:
Apr 10, 2013 11:22AM
Q- Renee Coale - if you can have it put online somewhere that would be great!
Nirav Modha:
Apr 10, 2013 11:22AM
i have not read gone girl :(
Renee Coale:
Apr 10, 2013 11:22AM
It's audio only on Gillian's end - Skype video issues. Thanks for your patience, all.
Georgiana Vasile:
Apr 10, 2013 11:22AM
Q: never worry about sticking to one style, your writing is good enough to transcend genres.
Stephen Gibbens:
Apr 10, 2013 11:23AM
q Are your characters based on real life people at all ?
Heather Reynolds:
Apr 10, 2013 11:23AM
good question!!
Toni M.:
Apr 10, 2013 11:23AM
@Ruth Failor - same screen image for me. Unless Gillian is really just a white cloud in a blue bubble
Tricia Thomas:
Apr 10, 2013 11:24AM
No sound or video for me yet
Kelly:
Apr 10, 2013 11:24AM
not working oh well
Slightly Devious:
Apr 10, 2013 11:24AM
try a different browser?
Claire Englewood:
Apr 10, 2013 11:24AM
Q: Have you done a lot of research into mental illness before writing your characters like LeHane did for Shutter Island, or are they based on people you've known or heard of, eg Casey Anthony?
DORENE FISHKIN:
Apr 10, 2013 11:24AM
Finally got it here !!
Linda Johnston:
Apr 10, 2013 11:24AM
The interview is going on, Gillian (video) isn't working, but sound is. They're working on it...
Sapna:
Apr 10, 2013 11:24AM
I am getting a double sound.
C. Peterson:
Apr 10, 2013 11:25AM
she's probably talking via phone...
Susan Monaghan:
Apr 10, 2013 11:25AM
Me neither Mary Beth. As Gillian said, that is the fun part
Kftimm:
Apr 10, 2013 11:25AM
sign off and on agAIN. IT'S JUST AUDIO TODAY
Gemma Mason:
Apr 10, 2013 11:25AM
Q Out of all your character, which are you most alike? Who do you admire the most?
Dennis A.:
Apr 10, 2013 11:25AM
Q: Do you have a favorite memorable line from the book? I LOVED the reference to the salsa commercial: "New York City?" Perfect pop culture reference, (a la your EW background!)
Fran Pepoon:
Apr 10, 2013 11:26AM
If you're having sound issues, try a headset instead of using laptop speakers. Speakers often cause feeback problems.
Renee Coale:
Apr 10, 2013 11:26AM
I've asked about getting a link and will post if/when I can. Thanks for the interest!
Renita Boykin:
Apr 10, 2013 11:26AM
Not knowing how the story is going to end can get you into alot trouble writing wise. That's why Stephen King ended up killing everybody in the Stand b/c he didn't know how to end the book
Mary Tysor:
Apr 10, 2013 11:26AM
How did you come up with all the detail on the "plot" Amy put on her husband? It's kinda scary for someone to actually think that way and think of EVERYTHING in order to pull something like what Amy did.
Allyson:
Apr 10, 2013 11:26AM
The moderator is talking way too much. He needs to ask quickly and let her answer.
Bridget Garrison:
Apr 10, 2013 11:26AM
Q: in real life, would Amy face charges of any kind for Desi's muder? Manslaughter?
Sonia Nar:
Apr 10, 2013 11:27AM
I came here thinking our questions will be replied to instead of an interviewer asking them!
Susan Monaghan:
Apr 10, 2013 11:27AM
Q I was disturbed with the idea that this book hits the mark on reality. Do you really think people have this kind of relationship without actually going to this extreme?
Kelly Kamp:
Apr 10, 2013 11:27AM
q are there other writers/authors who influence you and who you look up to?
Allyson:
Apr 10, 2013 11:27AM
The younger daughter in Sharp Objects seriously freaked me out. Give anyone else nightmares?
Nafiz Imtiaz:
Apr 10, 2013 11:27AM
q i m from bangladesh,thriving english language country behind india.i didnt heard your name before.how you introduce yourself for totally unknown reader in different region
Reader76:
Apr 10, 2013 11:28AM
You're forced to talk about the ending a lot . Are you satisfied with the ending the more you are forced to reflect on it?
S.V.S:
Apr 10, 2013 11:28AM
do you have a psychology background??
Simone Francois:
Apr 10, 2013 11:28AM
Q Where Nick and Amy ever truly happy together or was it always a game between them?
Wendy Stulmaker:
Apr 10, 2013 11:28AM
Q have you ever rewritten an ending if you don't know how it will end
Renita Boykin:
Apr 10, 2013 11:28AM
I think he's asking our questions now but I've forgotten what the questions is now
Whitney Reavis:
Apr 10, 2013 11:28AM
Yes @ Allyson!
Reader76:
Apr 10, 2013 11:28AM
q You're forced to talk about the ending a lot . Are you satisfied with the ending the more you are forced to reflect on it?
Heather Reynolds:
Apr 10, 2013 11:28AM
Q When can we expect another book???
Leslie Serrano:
Apr 10, 2013 11:29AM
q Did you plan the way the story unfolded with Amy's diary entries included or did it just hit you to do tell the story that way while writing? To me, it was a great misdirection regarding Amy character.
Jennifer Herron:
Apr 10, 2013 11:29AM
Jenny: I thought it out of character that Amy let the campers get away with taking her money. Was that just a way to get her to go back?
Tinkrbelcutey:
Apr 10, 2013 11:28AM
I'm hesitant to read her other works, because this ending was disappointing to me.
Aszalecki:
Apr 10, 2013 11:29AM
@Allyson...yes the dollhouse made out of teeth was seriously whacked!!!!
Irina Collazo:
Apr 10, 2013 11:29AM
What are you working on now?
Evangeline:
Apr 10, 2013 11:30AM
I like how she is interested in these dark type of characters. Like how she loved dressing up as a witch rather than a princess. She looked at the witch and thought,"Why is she so bad?". Instead of outright not liking that type of dark character.
Lynette Eklund:
Apr 10, 2013 11:30AM
q Since you don't know the ending to your story when you start writing, how much back-and-forth do you have to do to build the kind of depth we wind up seeing?
Mary Primorac:
Apr 10, 2013 11:30AM
NIck and Amy deserved each other. I enjoyed the book. What's sense of humor like?
Lisa:
Apr 10, 2013 11:30AM
q did you plan all along for the Amy's journal to give the reader a shock when the truth about how she compiled the "work" came to light?
Yoly:
Apr 10, 2013 11:30AM
q Will we ever see a sequel to Gone Girl? Or did Nick and Amy's story is complete?
Carol Pouliot:
Apr 10, 2013 11:31AM
Q What advice would you give to a new author who is looking for an agent?
Valerie Bogus:
Apr 10, 2013 11:31AM
Q: will there be a sequel?
Eliyanna Kaiser:
Apr 10, 2013 11:32AM
great question Reader76
MB:
Apr 10, 2013 11:32AM
I like how the biggest turn of the story, which startles the reader (or me at least) occurs right smack dab in the middle of the book.
Slightly Devious:
Apr 10, 2013 11:32AM
q agreed - my mom and I constantly discuss the possibility of a sequel to Gone Girl. What would be in store for these characters?! How far into the future would it be?
Mark Matthews:
Apr 10, 2013 11:32AM
Love the ending.
Debbie Fisher:
Apr 10, 2013 11:32AM
Q Perhaps the ending leaves the door open for a sequel?
S.V.S:
Apr 10, 2013 11:32AM
q do you have a background in psychiatry and if so, are you more inspired by personalities or behaviors ?
Janet Hwu:
Apr 10, 2013 11:32AM
q From which sources did you study plot structure and character development? Any books or courses?
Allyson:
Apr 10, 2013 11:31AM
Can I just say her diligence and detail in Gone Girl was tremondous on so many levels. With the diary, the planting of the evidence, and everything!
Mark Matthews:
Apr 10, 2013 11:33AM
Best way to fully empathize with a character is to nearly destroy them, or at least leave them dangling.
Chelsea Anderson:
Apr 10, 2013 11:33AM
Q- In 2 of your books: Gone Girl and Sharp Objects, the female lead explains how she doesn't like showers. Do you also dislike showers? Are there personal characteristics of yours that you attribute to your characters?
Allyson:
Apr 10, 2013 11:33AM
q Perfect time for a question about a sequel!
Kathy:
Apr 10, 2013 11:33AM
Q: Are there plans to make this into a movie? If so, would you require artistic control over how the movie is made?
Roberta Brown:
Apr 10, 2013 11:33AM
MB, which one?!
Sonia Nar:
Apr 10, 2013 11:33AM
q - Is Amy's character inspired by Casey Anthony? Won't her child end up suffering the same fate?
Ilene Fey:
Apr 10, 2013 11:33AM
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message 1: by Patrick - rated it 5 stars Mar 18, 2013 04:18pm
Join us on Wednesday, April 10 at 2pm ET/11am PT for a live video chat (((with))) #1 New York Times bestselling author Gillian Flynn. We'll be discussing her Goodreads Choice Award-winning novel Gone Girl, one of the biggest bestsellers of the last decade. We'll also find out what fires that dark imagination of hers and how she crafts such memorable characters.

If you have a question for Gillian, feel free to ask it below.

So it's all talk. Where can I find the answers to her questions? I only see everyone's questions and comments of her. I'm a huge fan, read all her books, and watched most of her interviews. I canceled a DR. appt for this today. I was so looking forward to hearing her voice and seeing her facial expressions as she answered most of the questions. Oh Well. I'll still read her next book. AND At least I'll be seeing Anne Lammot LIVE - in person - tonight.
Mary Primorac:
Apr 10, 2013 11:34AM
I liked the ending. Who would you like to see in the film version? What is your sense of humor like?
Eliyanna Kaiser:
Apr 10, 2013 11:34AM
Q Since you didn't know the ending, you couldn't have anticipated the plot meaning of Amy's diary. Why did you decide to write Amy as an epistolary?
Allyson:
Apr 10, 2013 11:34AM
q Who's her dream cast for Gone Girl?
MB:
Apr 10, 2013 11:34AM
Roberta, when it turns from his perspective to hers.
Roberta Brown:
Apr 10, 2013 11:34AM
Just in case you lost the question, Did Gillian find the word uxorious and base the entire book around that?
Tricia Thomas:
Apr 10, 2013 11:34AM
Please post this interview, I'm not getting anything! :(
K.D. Lovgren:
Apr 10, 2013 11:34AM
MB--me too.
MB:
Apr 10, 2013 11:34AM
When the reader finally gets to see that SHE is out there, alive, & well, and "planning" the whole thing
Kate Graves:
Apr 10, 2013 11:34AM
q My book club spent a lot of time discussing the cool girl. Do you think the cool girl really exists, and is it really so bad to pretend to be her?
Roberta Brown:
Apr 10, 2013 11:34AM
MB, got it. I thought perhaps the people in the cabin....
Melissa Rice:
Apr 10, 2013 11:35AM
Q - now that it's been optioned for a film, are you concerned about how your material will be transformed into a movie?
Shoshana Himmel:
Apr 10, 2013 11:35AM
Amy's parents, being psychologists, how is it possible they had no idea about their daugter's true self?
Janet Bailey:
Apr 10, 2013 11:35AM
I read that you will be involved in writing the screenplay. How is that going?
Bridget Garrison:
Apr 10, 2013 11:35AM
Hey, the moderator is only asking the newly posted questions!
Debbie Miller:
Apr 10, 2013 11:35AM
Will the entire video chat be available for download afterward? Got here late.
Debbie Schefer:
Apr 10, 2013 11:35AM
do you do a great deal of research on psychiatric disorders? Your characters show a lot of depth and knowledge about various disorders and the thoughts and behaviors that go along with them
MB:
Apr 10, 2013 11:35AM
Oh, of course. : ) That was a good "startle," too.
Tammie Maloney:
Apr 10, 2013 11:34AM
Q I pictured Amy a little like the Nicole Kiddman character in "To Die For". Do you see a little humor in her character?
Lorraine Lambie:
Apr 10, 2013 11:35AM
Q. What inspires or sparks you to write? Can something on the news spin you into a writing frenzy?
Renita Boykin:
Apr 10, 2013 11:36AM
@Debbie great question I want to get my laps in
Catherine Wesenfeld:
Apr 10, 2013 11:36AM
q It seems my friends who read your books in publication order were more unhappy with the ending of Gone Girl, due to the "justice" that occurred in the other books. Have you found this to be common among most readers? I read Gone Girl first and loved the ending.
(deleted user):
Apr 10, 2013 11:36AM
what was Gillian like growing up ? Could she have been a charactor in one of her stories ?
Jenn S:
Apr 10, 2013 11:37AM
Q: did you research forensics or CSI evedince for Gone Girl?
Bridget Garrison:
Apr 10, 2013 11:37AM
Go back and ask some of the questions we all had while waiting for the chat to start!
Evangeline:
Apr 10, 2013 11:37AM
Q You stated that Libby Day is your favorite character. After all she's gone through do you think she's happy?
Mark Matthews:
Apr 10, 2013 11:37AM
Q: your novels speak to the unspoken games and moments between genders, any awkward moments when you come home to a husband who has read this material?
Taylor:
Apr 10, 2013 11:37AM
Q What did your family and friends say when you told them you were writing your first novel and were you working at the time?
Dennis A.:
Apr 10, 2013 11:37AM
Q: Is there another literary genre that you would like to try and duplicate your success?
Renita Boykin:
Apr 10, 2013 11:38AM
@Bridget you said it Girl!!
Sandra:
Apr 10, 2013 11:38AM
audio? what happened?!!?
Barbara Brown:
Apr 10, 2013 11:38AM
PATRICK - There is now an echo on the audio
Maria (books&boardgames):
Apr 10, 2013 11:38AM
Q: Which of your three novels is your personal favorite and why?
Christopher Lawson:
Apr 10, 2013 11:39AM
q I just wanted to send my love and heartfelt congratulations, continued success! :-)
Taylor:
Apr 10, 2013 11:39AM
Was Sharp Objects the first novel you wrote/attempted to get published?
Bridget Garrison:
Apr 10, 2013 11:39AM
We all watied patiently for the chat to start. I think our questions deserve a look, too.
Allyson:
Apr 10, 2013 11:39AM
@Bridget, re-post your question!
Wendy Stulmaker:
Apr 10, 2013 11:39AM
Q gone girl reminded me of presumed innocent? movie with ed norton. has she seen it.
Taylor:
Apr 10, 2013 11:39AM
Q Was Sharp Objects the first novel you wrote/attempted to get published?
Jenna Green:
Apr 10, 2013 11:39AM
q will you strive to make all of your books two-word titles? Was that intentional from the start?
Dennis A.:
Apr 10, 2013 11:40AM
Q: Without specific figures, what kind of effect has Gone Girl had on your financial offers for future books?
Renee Coale:
Apr 10, 2013 11:39AM
Audio is fine, if you need to close out your browser and re-click the link. Thanks!
Catarina Marques:
Apr 10, 2013 11:40AM
Do you think you will ever create a MALE character with such "psychopath" tendencies?
Susan:
Apr 10, 2013 11:40AM
So far 2 of your books I've read are set in Missouri. Where in Mo. are you from, and will you keep using it as a setting, and always small towns?
Susan Elliott:
Apr 10, 2013 11:40AM
Do you keep a diary?
Jzj:
Apr 10, 2013 11:41AM
Q Why didn't the detectives investigate Amy's murder more diligently? How could she get away with it as she didn't plan it and mistakes were very likely?
Catarina Marques:
Apr 10, 2013 11:41AM
Are you already writing a new book? (not necessarily a sequel)
Simone Francois:
Apr 10, 2013 11:41AM
Q Was anything Diary Amy wrote based on real emotions or was it all a lie?
Shlomo Reuben:
Apr 10, 2013 11:42AM
q Were there any barriers in life before or while writing/publishing your very first novel ? How hard did u feel getting the first novel published ?
Lorraine Lambie:
Apr 10, 2013 11:42AM
Q. How does it feel when you finish a book? Is there an ease or anxiety?
Roberta Brown:
Apr 10, 2013 11:42AM
Q: Just in case you lost th question, Did Gillian find the word uxorious and base the book around that?
Elisha Neethling:
Apr 10, 2013 11:42AM
q Who or what has been the greatest encouragement to your writing career?
Wendy Stulmaker:
Apr 10, 2013 11:42AM
Q SORRY THE MOVIE/ BOOK remind me of PRIMAL Fear, since movies are sometimes her inspiration- did she see it .
Bridget Garrison:
Apr 10, 2013 11:42AM
How much, if any, were you influenced by newspaper headlines and recent cases of missing wives (Scott Peterson, Drew Peterson, etc.)?
Julianna Haubner:
Apr 10, 2013 11:42AM
Q: Aside from the obvious (incredible talent, writing, plot, etc.) what do you attribute to the success of Gone Girl? Do you think that it says something about our culture or our perceptions of relationships/marriage/love that this book became such a hit? Also, do you think that college-age readers have a different reading experience than middle-aged readers?
Allyson:
Apr 10, 2013 11:43AM
Q You've mastered the craft of unreliable narrators. Do you see your narrators as this way too?
Dennis A.:
Apr 10, 2013 11:42AM
Q: How much did you use your husband to tap so accurately into the male mind/psyche for the male POV?
Kelly Kamp:
Apr 10, 2013 11:44AM
Q: where do you stand on books being turned into movies? Do you think most of those movies do the books they are based on any justice? And how do you feel about your books being turned into movies?
Bridget Garrison:
Apr 10, 2013 11:44AM
Q: How much, if any, were you influenced by newspaper headlines and recent cases of missing wives (Scott Peterson, Drew Peterson, etc.)?
Elizabeth Viohl:
Apr 10, 2013 11:44AM
q Amy parents! They had a hand in how Amy was influenced. Are they really that clueless about the REAL Amy
Claire Englewood:
Apr 10, 2013 11:44AM
@Allyson: Yes! I never saw that switcheroo coming! It was like seeing the Chuckie doll suddenly peer out of the closet!
Catarina Marques:
Apr 10, 2013 11:45AM
Do you think that anyone can or is actually getting away with a scam such as amy's?
Kristin Slechticky:
Apr 10, 2013 11:44AM
Q: Regarding Gone Girl becoming a motion picture, who do you envision staring in the cast?
Bridget Garrison:
Apr 10, 2013 11:46AM
Q: Do you agree that the plot would never have worked as "Gone Boy". There is a double standard that if the husband is missing, he walked off and the wife is not a suspect in fowl play.
Sapna:
Apr 10, 2013 11:47AM
Q: Does writing about a character like Amy affect your personal life?
MB:
Apr 10, 2013 11:47AM
I love that question Bridget!
MB:
Apr 10, 2013 11:48AM
He was cheating, after all!
S.V.S:
Apr 10, 2013 11:49AM
q why specially, you made dark places with happy ending?
Martha Carnes:
Apr 10, 2013 11:49AM
@tinkrbelcutey defimitely read her other books loved dark places
Elizabeth Viohl:
Apr 10, 2013 11:49AM
Let's stick with GONE GIRL
Reader76:
Apr 10, 2013 11:50AM
q I liked the ending; however, I was frustrated with Amy's character b/c I felt like her personality drifted from being domineering, manipulative, vengeful to being more needy and dependent. For example, I think Amy from the the first half would never have made friends with strangers or allowed herself to be dependent on Desi or would have found a way to exact vengeance on Nick after she discovered his "Media Persona" was a lure. How do you explain the character shift or how should I look at this differently?
Kristy Howe:
Apr 10, 2013 11:50AM
Thank you for asking my question. Sharing and talking are the best we can offer each other .
Tom Spies:
Apr 10, 2013 11:51AM
Q how do you feel when you complete a novel and how long does that feeling last?
Renita Boykin:
Apr 10, 2013 11:51AM
Thanks Gillian & Patrick
Peter Sherwood:
Apr 10, 2013 11:51AM
q Not really a question I suppose, but apart from loving the structure I thought the counterpoints of Nick and Amy was great, how their truths and their own versions of it was revealed. In the end, they needed each other.
Tinkrbelcutey:
Apr 10, 2013 11:51AM
@Martha Carnes I think I will, I enjoyed GG a lot until the ending. :-)
Barbara Ghilardi:
Apr 10, 2013 11:52AM
Thanks much Gillian and Patrick what a great discussion! Can't wait for more Gillian books =]
Mark Matthews:
Apr 10, 2013 11:52AM
Thanks! I'm proud to be of the same species!!!
Phil Goerner:
Apr 10, 2013 11:52AM
This has been great..thank you Gillian!
Christopher Lawson:
Apr 10, 2013 11:52AM
That was a great question, Kristy :)
Martha Carnes:
Apr 10, 2013 11:52AM
thanks Gillian and Patrick
Debbie Fisher:
Apr 10, 2013 11:52AM
Thanks Gillian!!
Dennis A.:
Apr 10, 2013 11:52AM
Let's Do It Again!
Janet Hwu:
Apr 10, 2013 11:52AM
Thank you
Carrie Anderson:
Apr 10, 2013 11:52AM
Still great with audio. Thank you!
Reader76:
Apr 10, 2013 11:52AM
Thanks for setting this up Patrick and thanks for taking time with us Gillian!
Amy Brunelle:
Apr 10, 2013 11:52AM
Thanks! it was great!
S.V.S:
Apr 10, 2013 11:52AM
thanx v much
Kim:
Apr 10, 2013 11:52AM
Thank you for this opportunity to hear from a great Author!
Roberta Brown:
Apr 10, 2013 11:52AM
Thanks Gillian!
Cathryn Grant:
Apr 10, 2013 11:52AM
Thanks, great interview! Patrick & Gillian.
Toni M.:
Apr 10, 2013 11:52AM
Thank you!!!!!!!!!!
K.D. Lovgren:
Apr 10, 2013 11:52AM
Thank you!
Gale Albright:
Apr 10, 2013 11:52AM
Thanks.
Phil Goerner:
Apr 10, 2013 11:52AM
When will the archive be available @Patrick?
Waqas Mhd:
Apr 10, 2013 11:52AM
thanks.
Megan:
Apr 10, 2013 11:52AM
Thank you so much for this excellent opportunity!!
Harper Glenn:
Apr 10, 2013 11:52AM
it was great !
Julie Stam:
Apr 10, 2013 11:52AM
Thank you. It was very interesting.
Catarina Marques:
Apr 10, 2013 11:53AM
you should do those kind of chats more often
Avidreader:
Apr 10, 2013 11:53AM
Thank you!
Susan Monaghan:
Apr 10, 2013 11:53AM
Thank you!
Lynette Eklund:
Apr 10, 2013 11:53AM
Thank you, Gillian.
May Varlaro:
Apr 10, 2013 11:53AM
This was great! Thanks, Patrick and Gillian.
Christopher Lawson:
Apr 10, 2013 11:53AM
This was fun :-)
Sapna:
Apr 10, 2013 11:53AM
Thanks for a wonderful chat.
Judy Guske:
Apr 10, 2013 11:53AM
list those recommended writers again (?)
Mandy:
Apr 10, 2013 11:53AM
Very Insightful! Thanks you!
Phil Goerner:
Apr 10, 2013 11:53AM
@catarina yes- this is a great format! Thanks @goodreads!
Simone Francois:
Apr 10, 2013 11:53AM
This was great and I am glad I stuck around
Cassandra:
Apr 10, 2013 11:53AM
thank you!
B.R. Depue:
Apr 10, 2013 11:54AM
Q: How did you get started as a writer?
Val Morrissey:
Apr 10, 2013 11:54AM
This was great. Is there access to a recording of this?
Kristy Howe:
Apr 10, 2013 11:55AM
This was a wonderful event. I look forward to more like it! Thank you again Gillian & Patrick.
Victoria Moore:
Apr 10, 2013 11:57AM
Thank you so much. I looked forward to this chat ever since I was first invited and I was pleasantly surprised. Patrick you were a great interviewer and worked well around the technical glitches and Gillian you were a great interviewee who answered all of my most pressing questions. I look forward to all of your future works.
Monica David:
Apr 10, 2013 12:00PM
Renee, what do you think happened at the end?
Jessan Miramon:
Apr 10, 2013 12:03PM
When's she turning up?
Jessan Miramon:
Apr 10, 2013 12:02PM
When's she turning up?
Donna Carlson:
Apr 10, 2013 12:53PM
q was this supposed to start at 2?
Ketta:
Apr 10, 2013 01:08PM
Is there a transcript of the chat for those who couldn't make it to the chat?
Renee Coale:
Apr 10, 2013 01:18PM
The talk was at 2pm Eastern/1pm Central. So sorry you missed it, Donna. I'm looking into whether I can post a transcript or link to the talk.
Patrick Brown:
Apr 10, 2013 01:44PM
If you missed it, we've added the recording of the talk. Sorry again about the technical issues related to her video.
Doug Kelly:
Apr 10, 2013 02:30PM
IS there any way to listen to the feed from this? I wasn't able to attend the live chat..well I was, but I did not get to listen when it actually began unfortunately.
Ketta:
Apr 10, 2013 02:31PM
Hi, where is it added please?
Doug Kelly:
Apr 10, 2013 02:41PM
Patrick wrote: "If you missed it, we've added the recording of the talk. Sorry again about the technical issues related to her video."

Where is that located?
Renee Coale:
Apr 10, 2013 03:00PM
The LiveStream box above now has an icon to click "play" -- it should work for you now. Thank you for the interest in Gillian!
Katherine:
Apr 10, 2013 08:11PM
Sorry Renee, cant see where to listen
Sandie White:
Apr 10, 2013 10:55PM
Enjoyed this, thanks so much!
Georgiana Vasile:
Apr 11, 2013 12:57AM
Just saw that www.thebookstall.com only ships to the US and Canada, so I was wondering if it is possible to buy a signed copy and have it shipped to Europe?
Jack:
Apr 11, 2013 10:55AM
Hi,
Renee Coale:
Apr 11, 2013 11:21AM
Georgiana, thanks for your question! The Book Stall's website isn't set up for international orders, but if you can email BOOKS@THEBOOKSTALL.COM they will handle the order personally for you over email. Sorry for the inconvenience, but thank you for your question!
Renee Coale:
Apr 11, 2013 11:22AM
Katherine, you should have an arrow inside of the blue box above (next to Patrick's photo). Please try another browser if you aren't seeing it. Hopefully it works for you, if not please let me know!
Renee Coale:
Apr 11, 2013 11:36AM
Here's a recent article she did for Barnes and Noble where she lists some of her favorite books: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/featu...
Doug Kelly:
Apr 11, 2013 02:09PM
Renee wrote: "Katherine, you should have an arrow inside of the blue box above (next to Patrick's photo). Please try another browser if you aren't seeing it. Hopefully it works for you, if not please let me know!"
I still can't access it that way.
Yuliya:
Apr 11, 2013 10:29PM
I was not participating in live chat because of not possibility to leave the work at the time of chat. Thank you very much for inviting me and thank you very much for recording this interview so people who missed as a live chat have an opportunity to see it later. Gillian Flynn made me to be her fun just from one book and know I can't wait to read all her books.
Georgiana Vasile:
Apr 12, 2013 02:39AM
@Renee Coale: thank you, Renee! I will spread the word among the many European GF fans :-)
احمد عواجة:
Apr 12, 2013 09:00AM
goooooooooooooood
A9st1 Guru:
May 15, 2013 10:35AM
I've read all your books.
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May 15, 2013 10:35AM
good good
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May 15, 2013 10:37AM
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Jenny Salgado:
May 23, 2013 05:58AM
hi gillian ,How much do you see yourself in the book ,Gone Girl ? jenn
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About Gillian Flynn

Gillian Flynn is an American author and television critic for Entertainment Weekly. She has so far written three novels, Sharp Objects, for which she won the 2007 Ian Fleming Steel Dagger for the best thriller; Dark Places; and her best-selling third novel Gone Girl.

Her books have received wide praise, including from authors such as Stephen King.
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