Friday, February 27, 2009

Is Maggie Stiefvater the next JK Rowling?

Long time readers of this blog will have seen my posts in the past about Maggie Stiefvater and her approach to getting things done and read about her huge success at achieving her goals in the last three years - initially as a full-time artist and latterly as an author writing young adult fiction. She now has one book published (and on its way to a reprint after 5 months) and two more being published later this year.

I've now done an information site about Maggie before all her full-on author commitments to book tours and conventions just take over and we lose all the artist side of her life altogether. Maggie thinks it makes her look far too impressive. However I can tell you that in my opinion, it still doesn't say enough about all that she has achieved in the last three years.

You can find my site here Is Maggie Stiefvater the next JK Rowling? I promise you this is not a facetious question not least because her big book deal is with JK Rowling's publishers!

So - for anyone who feels as if they're in a creative slump or for anybody else who needs some 'get up and go', try taking a look at the penultimate section How does she do it? which focuses on the Maggie way of doing things. There is also an earlier section Maggie's thoughts on making art which some will find very useful.

The important thing is a lot of what she talks about is an attitude of mind which supports getting things done in different contexts.

2 comments:

Anna T. said...

Inspirational as always - I especially like the section on "How does she do it?" This should be required reading for anyone aspiring to creative success!

Billie Crain said...

Maggie amazes me. she's got a wonderful work ethic coupled with youth, health, apparent boundless energy and a tremendous amount of creativity. i see her taking her place someday along side Stephenie Meyer, the author of the Twilight series or of course, JK. I wish her all she strives for.

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