by James Dashner
James wanted to be a writer from a very early age. He read every book he could get his hands on, from Superfudge to Narnia, Hardy Boys to Lord of the Rings. And telling stories just seemed like the right thing to do. His parents had an old typewriter and he wrote a few on that just for fun, and boy were they awful. But hopefully he’s gotten better over the years. All the many books he’s read, and all the movies and TV shows he’s watched, have served to inspire many of his stories. For example, The Maze Runner was heavily influenced by Ender’s Game and Lord of the Flies. Whenever James has a tough time writing, he takes a break to watch a movie or read a book, and then the ideas flow so fast he can’t get them all down. He’ll be the first to admit he’s lucky to have the greatest job ever.
Palisades - Disclosure
Text to Self
- “If you ain’t scared… you ain’t human.”
- “I just...feel like I need to save everyone. To redeem myself.”