Literary Birthday – 18 April – Alexandra Adornetto

Happy Birthday, Alexandra Adornetto, born 18 April 1993.

Eight Quotes

  1. When you open a book and take a first hesitant glance at the page before you, the crucial factor that determines whether to continue reading or disregard the book in disappointment is the opening sentence.
  2. Sometimes it’s better to stop trying to make sense of things. Life isn’t clear cut, there are always grey areas.
  3. I was not too impressed with human language; it seemed absurdly limited. There was so much that couldn’t be put into words. That was one of the saddest things about people – their most important thoughts and feelings often went unspoken.
  4. Some say we can’t choose who we fall in love with; love chooses us. Sometimes people fall for the complete antithesis of everything they believe they’re looking for.
  5. The righteous ones are always exhausting to have around.
  6. I do chapter breakdowns so I know vaguely what’s going to happen in each one. All I need to know is the basic outline of what’s going to happen and the story tends to write itself.
  7. The best advice I can give [aspiring writers] is to believe in their work. I think that’s the key as well as being receptive to criticism and feedback. That’s the only way to really develop your skills as a writer.
  8. It’s a tough industry, but don’t be put off. I believe if you want something badly enough and you’re willing to work at it, then you’ll succeed.

Alexandra Adornetto is an Australian author who writes for children and young adults. Her works include The Strangest Adventures series, the Halo trilogy (beginning with Hades) and The Ghost House Saga.

Source for photograph: Credit: Bill Backman

by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 18th April 2015