Human beings. Author John Green was inspired to write the book after working as a student chaplain in a children’s hospital, and it is dedicated to his friend Esther Earl, who died of thyroid cancer in 2010, aged 16.
- 1 Where did John Green get the idea for The Fault in Our Stars?
- 2 What inspired John Green to write?
- 3 Why did John Green make The Fault in Our Stars a love story?
- 4 What inspired The Fault in Our Stars?
- 5 What happens to Hazel after Gus dies?
- 6 How did John Green learn writing?
- 7 What is John Green’s writing process?
- 8 Where does a writer get an idea for his or her writing?
- 9 What inspired John Green to write Looking for Alaska?
- 10 What lesson did you learn from The Fault in Our Stars?
- 11 What does John Green think about The Fault in Our Stars?
- 12 How long did it take to write the fault in our stars?
- 13 How old is Hazel in the fault in our stars book?
Where did John Green get the idea for The Fault in Our Stars?
He was inspired by his early work as a children’s chaplain at a hospital and his friendship with one of his fans – 16-year-old Esther Earl, who died of thyroid cancer almost four years ago. When the novel was published in January 2012, “The Fault in Our Stars” was a decade in the making.
What inspired John Green to write?
Esther Earl, an avid reader and star of quirky YouTube videos, died at age 16 in 2010, four years after she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Two years later, John Green dedicated his teen novel, The Fault in Our Stars, to Esther.
Why did John Green make The Fault in Our Stars a love story?
Ultimately, Greene says his decision behind writing the book was to write about illness. “I guess I wanted to show that people living with illness are also doing many other things,” Green told us. “They aren’t entirely defined by their illness or by their disability.
What inspired The Fault in Our Stars?
The film is loosely inspired by teenager Esther Earl, an internet celebrity who gained fame after blogging and posting videos about her life with cancer.
What happens to Hazel after Gus dies?
She goes to the Anne Frank museum, and learns that Anne Frank’s own father went on to do great things in her memory.
How did John Green learn writing?
I don’t have an MFA or anything, but I did take creative writing classes in high school and I took a hugely helpful fiction writing class at Kenyon with P. F. Kluge. If it hadn’t been for that class, I don’t think I would’ve ever written a book.
What is John Green’s writing process?
He uses the first draft as a way to get to know his characters and their problems well, and a general sense of a beginning, middle, and ending. John tries to write at least 4 hours a day, but is pleased if he can hit 2,000 words a day, and is sad when he doesn’t.
Where does a writer get an idea for his or her writing?
To a non-writer, it must seem like a perfectly logical question, but for many writers it’s a difficult question to answer. Authors get their ideas everywhere. Newspapers, TV, movies, other books, overheard conversations, dreams, nightmares, people we’ve met, loved, hated, been married to.
What inspired John Green to write Looking for Alaska?
Green’s experience at boarding school inspired him to write Looking for Alaska. Many of the characters and events that take place in the novel are based on what Green experienced at Indian Springs, including the death of a central character in the novel.
What lesson did you learn from The Fault in Our Stars?
Don’t get bogged down in the minutia, because it won’t matter next year, or even tomorrow. Don’t be afraid of heartbreak or struggle, because look, that’s inevitable and a part of life. You never know what the world has coming for you, so go out and make things happen.
What does John Green think about The Fault in Our Stars?
“I did not want to sell the movie rights for The Fault in Our Stars,” Green says. “ It was a very personal story for me. Also I’d had some unhappy experiences before, and I didn’t want a movie I didn’t like being made from a book that’s so important to me. “Everyone was like, ‘Oh, it’s a Love Story for a new generation!
How long did it take to write the fault in our stars?
A: It’s hard to say, because I abandoned several stories over the last six years and then scrapped them for parts. But most of the book was written in the two years after I recovered from a period of unwellness.
How old is Hazel in the fault in our stars book?
Its narrator, 16-year-old Hazel, has stage 4 thyroid cancer which has metastasized to her lungs, forcing her to use an oxygen tank because, as she puts it, “her lungs suck at being lungs.” Hazel’s love interest, Augustus, is a 17-year-old former high school basketball star who has lost a leg to osteosarcoma (bone