Step Onto Demon Road

Well now, fancy meeting you here.

As promised, here is the second part to my Laura Talks Books exclusive – again, you can thank my wonderful university for the pleasure. The third and final part will come later this month – so keep your eyes peeled.

Though, not literally. That would be gross. For the love of God, please don’t start peeling your eyeballs. Your parents will be SO mad at me…!

Ahem. As I was saying. This is your second little treat, and it just so happens to be a world exclusive interview with the one and only, Derek Landy, as he talks about his new upcoming trilogy, Demon Road, for the first time in an interview.

I’m too good to you. I really am.

Enjoy!

8 Comments

  1. Hello! This is a fairly off topic question but I have followed you on twitter for ages and I’m so curious about what course you take at university and which university you go to? The stuff you do seems like exactly what I’m interested in and I’m just going through the process of applying to uni now! šŸ™‚

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    • Hello, Daisy.

      Firstly, I’ve finished my university degree last April, so I don’t go anymore, but hopefully I can still be of help.

      I took a creative writing BA (Hons) course at Greenwich University and came out with a 2.1 -a good grade. My degree was mostly coursework, with only one exam. You have to take different modules, e.g. Journalism, literature, poetry, screenwriting, as well as the fun bits like novel writing and creative projects. It’s a very simplistic course, but neither is it easy. I would recommend studying it anywhere but Greenwich. The university is awful, the professors are some of the nastiest people I have ever met, their communication skills are terrible, their facilities are awful and outdated, and they have absolutely nothing good to offer their students. Creative writing is a great course, just not at Greenwich.

      Hope that helped šŸ™‚

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      • Hahaha! Yes that is so helpful thank you, I was already interested in taking a creative writing course but I am even more so now! One last thing, I’m writing my personal statement, have you got any tips on what to include? I also don’t have much in the way of evidence of my writing anywhere – I’ve got pieces of creative writing in notebooks etc but do you think it’s worth putting some stuff up on a blog or something? Sorry to go on, just thought it might be worth asking! X

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    • Hi, Daisy.

      I wrote my personal statement about four years ago, and I can’t remember what I wrote at all, and I don’t even have a copy of it. But even still, the requirement for personal statements change all the time, anything I did then probably wouldn’t be relevant for today. I have no idea what’s supposed to be in them nowadays. There are tons of websites online that will give you a current example of what your personal statement will need to entail. All I can advise is:
      -be precise
      -don’t be afraid to acknowledge your achievements
      -meet the word limit as close as you can
      -double and TRIPLE check for mistakes when you proof read it
      -have teachers/career counsellors read it so they can give you constructive criticism.

      šŸ™‚

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