John-Paul Flintoff




Book Group Q&A


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  1. Tell us about your research?
  2. How did you organise the writing process?
  3. Why this period of history?
  4. Were you writing about a specific historical event, or were other contexts in your mind?
  5. What themes did you set out to explore?
  6. How much is fact / fiction in your book?
  7. What feedback have you had about the characters?
  8. Why crowd funding? Will you use it again?
  9. Have you used improvisation in other areas of your life?
  10. With so much collaboration, how much of yourself goes into the book?
  11. You took 16 years. Did you plan to use collaboration and crowd-funding from the start?
  12. Why have you used pictures in this odd way?

Tell us about your research…

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How did you organise the writing process?


3 mins 33 secs

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Why this period of history?


2 mins 38 secs

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Were you writing about a specific historical event, or were other contexts in your mind?


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What themes did you set out to explore?


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How much is fact / fiction in your book?


1 min 39 secs

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What feedback have you had about the characters?


Let’s talk about this at your book group!

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Why crowd funding? Will you crowd fund future books?

Let’s talk about this at your book group!

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Have you used improvisation in other areas of your life?


Saving this question for your book group!

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With so much collaboration, how much of yourself goes into the book?


See previous question!

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You took 16 years. Did you plan the collaboration and crowd funding/self publishing from the beginning?


This question will have to wait till your book group!

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Why have you used pictures in this odd way?


Answer to follow… :-)

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Posted: November 23, 2017

Keywords: book group, queen anne