A Trip into the Kingdom of Maas

Sarah J. Maas’s inspiring story of how Throne of Glass came to be is detailed in this interview on the UK’s Writers & Artists site. It’s an older piece, but Maas is a master, so it’s always timely. This article is a great read to know what her process of writing is like as well as find out the inspiration for her morally grey but highly lovable female assassin Celaena Sardothien.


Interview with Sarah J. Maas (from Writers & Artists)

In an interview with Sarah J Maas, YA author of The Throne of Glass books, she discusses writing fantasy, what inspires her to write & building up a huge online fan base – before getting a publishing deal.

What inspires you to write? Are there any books or writers that have influenced your work?

Music—especially movie scores and classical music—is usually my main source of inspiration. But I’m also inspired by art (I adore Pinterest), movies/tv, traveling, and history. As for writers/books that inspired me… Well, there are two books that I read when I was younger that really kindled my love for reading fantasy and my desire to write it: Garth Nix’s Sabriel and Robin McKinley’s The Hero and the Crown. Both of them are set in wonderful fantasy worlds and feature strong, clever heroines. And then there’s Robert Munsch’s delightful children’s book, The Paper Bag Princess, which pretty much shaped who I am as a human being from the get-go (and which I made my parents read to me a bajillion times when I was a kid) . . . Read more at Writers & Artists UK by clicking HERE.

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