The Highlights of the Jennifer Niven Twitter Takeover

The Highlights of the Jennifer Niven Twitter Takeover

Jennifer Niven @WHSmith

Dear readers: It’s me! Jennifer Niven! I’ve temporarily taken over (I feel so powerful) and am here to answer questions! YAY!! xx #TTNiven

MacKenzie @lovethdrfnch

#TTNiven #ZoellaBookClub The best writing advise you could ever give to a beginner?

Jennifer Niven @WHSmith

Read. Write. Never doubt yourself or your work. Write the story you want to read.

MacKenzie @lovethdrfnch

@JenniferNiven #ZoellaBookClub #TTNiven is there anyone who inspired the character of Amanda Monk?

Jennifer Niven @WHSmith

Amanda is kind of a hybrid of a couple of girls I went to high school with who seemed tough but were hiding pain.

All nighter °3 @mcallsfandoms

Will you keep writing YA books or alternate between adult and YA? #TTNiven

Jennifer Niven @WHSmith

I’ll probably write adult books again, but I feel most at home in YA! I think I’ll be here for a long time…! xx

TREAT YOU BETTER @amftaftertastee

Finch’s way of seeing life is so unique, although his ideas are very contracting sometimes and shift depending on his mood. Why? #TTNiven

Jennifer Niven @WHSmith

A lot of this is due to his undiagnosed bipolar disorder. How he sees the world is influenced by his highs and lows.

TREAT YOU BETTER @amftaftertastee

Hi there Jennifer! When will you announce the actor who’ll play Finch? #TTNiven

Jennifer Niven @WHSmith

Hi! I’m hoping we’ll be able to announce Finch by the end of summer…!

Elliefish[PB] @lellie572

@WHSmith @JenniferNiven #TTNiven where is the place you did most of the writing for all the bright places and why do you write there?

Jennifer Niven @WHSmith

I wrote it in my office at home, where I write best. I love my computer and my literary cats! And my bookshelves!

Domi @LovingZoella

#TTNiven who is your favourite character in the book?

Jennifer Niven @WHSmith

I love Finch with all my heart. <3

MacKenzie @lovethdrfnch

What can you advise to people like Amanda Monk, also struggling but venting their pain in bad ways? #TTNiven @JenniferNiven #ZoellaBookClub

Jennifer Niven @WHSmith

It’s important to talk about what you’re going through. Speak up. And never inflict your pain on others.

Kissha Jane @JANENINJAX

@WHSmith @JenniferNiven #TTNiven Ms. Niven, uhh if it’s okay, can you tell us about the boy you loved that left you a song?

Jennifer Niven @WHSmith

He was lovely and magical. He was one of the most Alive people I’ve ever known. And he struggled daily to be here.

Latisha @dhir_tish

What are the main challenges you faced in writing young person fiction? #TTNiven #ZoellaBookClub

Jennifer Niven @WHSmith

I was a little intimidated at first because I’d never written YA, but then I told myself; just write honestly.

Mary Joy Ignacio @maryjoyignacio3

@WHSmith @JenniferNiven What so far is the most beautiful feedback about #AlltheBrightPlaces a fan ever told you? #TTNiven

Jennifer Niven @WHSmith

That the book has saved their lives that Finch and Violet and the book and me are their best friends.

Tash Collie @potatowaffle

Hi @JenniferNiven – can you give any clues about #HoldingUpTheUniverse? We can’t wait! #TTNiven #ZoellaBookClub @WHSmith

Jennifer Niven @WHSmith

Yay! TY! Then new novel is about finding your place in the world and learning to see others for who they truly are.

Emily Roberts [SG] @username_emily

#TTNiven will we ever get an insight into violets life after finch, or even finch’s side before his death & after he left? Xx

Jennifer Niven @WHSmith

I would love to write something more about Violet and Finch… I think about it often!

Alex Turner @alexebeth

#TTNiven #ZoellaBookClub Love the book if Violet actually did hear Finch outside her window could she had saved him or he was a lost cause?

Jennifer Niven @WHSmith

TY! I don’t believe anyone is ever a lost cause. Finch needed to speak up and ask for help and let people in. <3

Mary Joy Ignacio @maryjoyignacio3

@JenniferNiven @WHSmith Have you read fanfictions about #AllTheBrightPlaces? What can you say about them? #TTNiven #ZoellaBookClub

Jennifer Niven @WHSmith

I love fan fictions! They are so lovely and I feel honoured that young writers are writing about my characters.

Rabid Azure @rabidazure

@WHSmith #TTNiven Can we expect a movie adapted from your book?

Jennifer Niven @WHSmith

Yes! I’m actually writing the script for the ATBP movie and Elle Fanning is attached to play Violet!

Bethan @hesmyjaibrooks

Did anyone you know influence the personalities of the characters in the book? #TTNiven

Jennifer Niven @WHSmith

I knew a boy like Finch, and I’m a little like Violet. Also her parents are a bit like mine. 🙂

Queen B @WestEndActress

@JenniferNiven @WHSmith #TTNiven #ZoellaBookClub what was the hardest chapter to write? Ps: ATBP is my favourite book, I love it so much xo

Jennifer Niven @WHSmith

The hardest chapter to write was when Violet returns to the Blue Hole. It broke my heart to write it.

Ben Horslen @BenHorslen

#TTNiven ATBP explores mental health issues w/ real sensitivity. Are there other issues you would like to see explored more in YA fiction?

Jennifer Niven @WHSmith

TY Ben! 🙂 I’d love to see more hard issues explored – mental illness, prejudice, intolerance, bigotry, bullying.

*shara* @lavendersugg

@WHSmith #TTNiven #ZoellaBookClub how did you cope with the ending? Did you cry whilst writing?

Jennifer Niven @WHSmith

I cried A LOT while writing. But I knew it was important to do that in order to write the story honestly. <3

Lex @legendarylexi

@WHSmith #TTNiven how has ATBP changed you?

Jennifer Niven @WHSmith

It taught me the importance of reaching out and speaking up in my own life. It has made me braver.

Neil and todd @bookftlwt

#TTNiven @WHSmith which part of the book was the loveliest that you wrote?

Jennifer Niven @WHSmith

I loved writing all the scenes between Finch and Violet, and when Decca and Finch cut out the bad words from books.

Sydeney @sydwaitforitney

Is there any way for fans in Indiana to be extras or participate in the movie? #TTNiven #ZoellaBookClub

Jennifer Niven @WHSmith

Possibly! If you are interested, send me an email at dearjennifer@jenniferniven.com. 🙂

SimpleReader @Harry2010S

@WHSmith #TTNiven What are the notes of the song that finch wrote?

Jennifer Niven @WHSmith

That song was a real song written by a boy I loved but unfortunately I never got the notes. So the words need music.

Naomy @urmycupoftea_39

@WHSmith who do you see play Finch for the movie? #TTNiven

Jennifer Niven @WHSmith

When I wrote the book I pictured a younger Nicholas Hoult. We just need to find someone like that!

Michelle Toy @ChelleyToy

#TTNiven #ZoellaBookClub Hi Jennifer. What was one of the most surprising things you learnt about yourself when writing ATBP or HUTU?

Jennifer Niven @WHSmith

That I could open myself up and write deep from my heart and not worry about anything other than writing honestly.

Chloe @xUnhingedx

@WHSmith #TTNiven Have you ever sat and read ATBP from start to finish since it was published?

Jennifer Niven @WHSmith

I reread it just before starting to write the screenplay for the move version, and I cried all over again!!

Naomy @urmycupoftea_39

@WHSmith #TTNiven when Violet went to the largest ball of pain, what did Finch write or what do you think he wrote??

Jennifer Niven @WHSmith

I actually don’t even know what he wrote there. Whenever someone asks I tell them Finch is the only one who knows.

Jennifer Niven @WHSmith

Thank you so much for the wonderful questions! They were amazing and lovely, and you are amazing and lovely, and I LOVE YOU ALL! #TTNiven



You can find more about All the Bright Places here and don’t forget to check out the other Zoella Book Club books here.