More from Stephenie Meyer

Since I get so many visitors here that are interested in reading about Twilight and New Moon, I thought I would share a terrific interview with Stephenie Meyer that I found on A Motley Vision.  The interview discusses, among other things, her Mormon background, how Twilight was born, and how she went about writing the book.  Here’s a little taste

The idea for Twilight came to you in a dream. Would you be willing to re-relate the genesis of the novel for AMV’s readers?

I know the exact date of my dream — it was June 2, 2003 — because it was the first day of swim lessons and the first day of my much-delayed post-baby diet and I had a hundred more things to do besides. I woke up that morning with a dream fresh in my head. The dream was vivid, strong, colorful… It was a conversation between a boy and a girl which took place in a beautiful, sunny meadow in the middle of a dark forest. The boy and the girl were in love with each other, and they were discussing the problems involved with that love, seeing that she was human and he was a vampire. The boy was more beautiful than the meadow, and his skin sparkled like diamonds in the sun. He was so gentle and polite, and yet the potential for violence was very strong, inherent to the scene. I delayed getting out of bed for a while, just thinking through the dream and imagining what might happen next. Finally, I had to get up, but the dream stayed in my head all through my morning obligations. As soon as I had a free moment, I sat down at the computer and started writing it out so I wouldn’t forget it. I wrote ten pages that day — what eventually would be Chapter 13 — and that night I started into my imaginings of where the story would have gone if I hadn’t woken up. I wrote every single day for the rest of that summer, and finished the book near the end of August.



Pretty Interesting stuff. How many times have you had an amazing dream and said to yourself, I really need to write this down, only to forget about it later. She also talks about her writing process, which I found really interesting because she writes the “money scenes” first and then goes back to write all the transition and filler. That seems so much more enticing to me than going from beginning to end. To read more about this, the film project, and the rest of the interview, go here.  Also, if you have read Twilight and New Moon and are addicted and need a quick fix.  Read the first chapter of Midnight Sun, which is Twilight written from Edwards perspective.


6 Responses to “More from Stephenie Meyer”

  1. I have very vivid dreams, often where I come in and out of waking and force myself to re-enter it. I never write them down though I know I should. My husband, who longs to get back into writing and does not have vivid dreams, says I should, though I have little desire to write. Maybe tonight I’ll dream up an ending to the game on Sunday. Go Saints! Who Dat! So sorry you are away from home – missing all the signs around town, black and gold work days, etc.

  2. It’s just incredible! Thank goodness she wrote it down. I just can’t wait for the next book (right at the top of my list along with the last Harry Potter)!

  3. Most of the dreams I remember would fall into the horror genre.. I wish I could forget them!

  4. Michelle – I am so homesick right now. My parents are sending me newspaper clippings and I am streaming WWL online. Go Saints.

    Stephanie – It is incredible! I really need to give that a try.

    SFC – I’v ehad some pretty horrifying dreams myself, ……they still would make good stories.

  5. Ooh, fun! I’ll take a look!

  6. We love your books!!! 🙂

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