We have a special treat for all you FanWings -- a Q&A with Amanda Maciel, Tui’s editor! Amanda is an executive editor at Scholastic and an author of YA novels. Fun fact, she and Tui used to work together as editors and have been friends for a long time, long before Wings of Fire!


Amanda has been kind enough to agree to answer some questions -- about Wings of Fire, about editing, about which ship is her favorite (oops, I forgot to tell her about that one!). Post all of your questions below and next week I’ll share Amanda’s answers! We can’t promise she’ll answer every question, but she’ll definitely answer a bunch!

 

What do you want to know? (And as always, mark any spoilers for Darkness of Dragons, at least, very clearly!)

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Currently inactive but counting down the days till....

 

Wings of Fire Book #12: The Hive Queen (December 26, 2018!!!)!

 

 

Which book is your favorite? How often do you have to correct errors?

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Onomatopoeia To The Rescue!

Onomatopoeia/Roar/Ono

she/her pronouns ples

Phill Advocate

you can break these bones of mine

I’m still the Champion

 

Who do you ship O3O have you come up with any of the names?

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Øł  

Dragons  

 

Night Forest

 

Howling ghosts they reappear, In mountains that are stacked with fear

 

Through pain, through fear, through darkness and death, I will always stay with you

 

When can we expect books 11-15?

Which character of the second arc is your favorite?

Will there be a book from Kinkajou's point of view?

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ivy

 

why are uppercase and lowercase letters a thing? why don't we just write in all caps or all lc.? it's basically just western languages that do this? is this another relic of our eurocentric mentality and world? if so, i reject this way of life

What are your top ten favorite ships? (Can be less that ten...)

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Blueangel

Autocorrect says I'm Bangle.

and Google translate says I'm RedSea

 

What am I?

 

You can fix something, but that doesn't make it not broken

you can listen but that doesn't mean you understand.

 

BTS is my current obsession- Taekook is good.

Is there any possibility for the ship that happened in DoD to change in the next arc?

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Keep going, friend :D! I believe in you!

 

'Goat like yelps'

-Hootsie

 

#SupportPeri

 

Basic psychology. Also I read a lot of memes.

 

I scream a lot!

SECOND!

 

what were your least and most favorite scenes to edit? (Like sad parts or SHIPPING etc)

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•°Sapph°•

 

[She/her] [Bi] [Hufflepuff] [RiverClan]

 

Queen of Question Marks??

 

I'm back and gayer than ever

 

hey you ilysm you deserve an ice cream

Which character needs a hug the most?

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I’m Bengal and I’m sorry

Hello! I am: 

-The owner of GGaD(/327460)

-Queen of Fictional Crushes

-Bisexual and proud

-A (bad) writer

-Dragonkin

Keep scrolling and have a great day, my dude!

What advice would you give to someone who wanted to become a book editor or an author?

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*~Luna~*

Joined March 7 2015

 

PROUD!

 

-Bisexual-

Wiccan

 

Our opinions are not equal when your opinion does not respect my existence.

do you know anything about the lost continent tribes yet?

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HOW IS QINTER

IS IT AT LEAST SEMICANON OR NO

IS IT YOUR FAVORITE

IS THERE GOING TO BE A LEGENDS SEQUEL ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS TO CLEARSIGHT AND WHITEOUT

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what about us? what about all the broken happy ever afters?

 

 

 

#RememberTheLost

cindering, one of the lost

How did you and Tui meet?

 

Who's your favorite character?

 

What's your favorite tribe and what tribe would you join if you could join one?

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Kitsune

 

Bisexual

 

Official fan girl of

 

 

Spirit animal

 

Harry potter

 

Percy jackson

 

wings of fire

 

Hunger games

 

Star Wars

 

Steven Universe

 

#Love iLove

 

 

Do you have any OCS? Fantribes? I dare you to sing the Dragonets are Coming. Please.

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         NIX 

      A Cooler than you A

            Depressed

         ⏦ Furry trash 

    ⚭ Camp Camp trash

          ⁂ Catholic

             ⟐ PAN 

             ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What are your favorite ships?

What is your favorite tribe?

Can you tell us about the Lost Continent tribes?

Spoilers in white:

Is Anemarin canon?

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~Wetdog~

Unstoppable Bookworm, Punmaster and Funmaster Supreme, Randomness Queen, Procrastinator Extreme

<Drycat>

 

Obsessed With Flight Rising

#PROUDFANWING

Proud CHRISTIAN!

#FreeCookies

#SpreadTheMarshmallowJuice

Level 79 Balance Wizard

What is the (DOD SPOILERS AHEAD IN WHITE INK) name of the new-tribe dragon that appears at the very end of DoD? Not their tribe name, but their actual name.

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wild/spades

joined july 2nd, 2016

 

approximate star count: 5400

 

don't let the memories of this place die

Ooh

 

What's your WoF OTP? 

Which was your favourite book to edit?

Which book took the longest?

(DOD spoilers I guess?) Did you like Darkie and Foeslayer's ending?

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<~Spring~>

 

PLUVIOPHILE (n) A lover of rain; someone who finds joy and peace of mind during rainy days

 

#Ravenclawpride

#Noflameinthelibrary

 

#RememberTheLost

 

LightSPIDER

 

Im a nostalgic kiddo I can’t change my signature help

 

If you can say, what are some of the more notable things you and Tui have changed in a book before it was published? How long does the editing process for each Wings of Fire book generally take? Which one took the longest, and which took the least amount of time?

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Clever, A Very Clevery Guy ❤❤❤

[exits, pursued by a bear]

bringing you cool good posts: Dec. 2014 - March 2019

appreciating and supporting you: today - forever!!!!

How do you feel about LGBTQ+ ships, like Qinter, Thoughtstalker, Peruby?

Which book was the hardent and most time consuming to write

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d.y.n.a.s.t.y

 

he_him

transgender/human

it is revolutionary for any trans person to choose to be seen and visible in a world that tells us we should not exist

 

if I could burn this town

i wouldn’t hesitate

to smile while you suffocate and die

Oh, and even though I know this one won't be answered for the sake of objectivity, who is/are your least favorite character(s)?

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Clever, A Very Clevery Guy ❤❤❤

[exits, pursued by a bear]

bringing you cool good posts: Dec. 2014 - March 2019

appreciating and supporting you: today - forever!!!!

HI!!! i dare you to sing both the rowdy bar version of the dragonets are coming and the soulful one they sang while clay was in the sky prison

 

WAHT WAS YOUR FAVORITE EVERYTHING!?!?!?!

 

who do you ship, moonbli or wingerwatcher!?!

 

whats happening to cleril?

 

waht about turtlejou!?!

 

WHAT WAS THE HIVE REFERENCE SUPPOSED TO MEAN OR SET UP AT THE END OF BOOK 10!?!?! OR THERE WASPWING!?!

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CR∆ZY Sirjani Bloom Elementorial

Venom

KINGOF cr∆zy,ravens,blobs

PRINCEOF ice,wolves,phoenixes

ANIMALS RULE

I reject your reality, and substitute my own!Adam Savage

WRITER

Magician

ThreadGhost

ߨˆçˆ∂å¬

(sorry if these questions were already said)

 

 

What's your tribe?? (I'm a rain/sky hybrid myself)

 

How long have you and Tui known eachother?

 

What's your favourite tribe? which character from the 2nd story arc are you most like/most identify with.

 

 

 

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 ROSE

 

 

I'm back if anyone noticed I even existed in the first place lmao XD

 

Proud huffleclaw!!

 

Doctor who fan

 

Pizza addict

 

WRITER!!

 

What, in your opinion, is the most heartbreaking scene in WoF?

What does Clearsight look like (if you know that)?

 

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Mer

 

 

Remember the lost

 

 

"Be proud of your place in the cosmos. It is small, and yet it is. How unlikely, how fantastic, and stupid, and excellent."

 

 

It's better to be alone. No one can hurt me then.

 

 

 

 

If you were to be a dragon which tribe will you live in, and what name will your dragon be?

 

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-=|GALAXEE|=-

 

_Queen of Pigeons_

She/her/they/them

"Never anger the Pigeon Overlord, life lesson to ya'll."

Colors tell you everything

LGBTQ+

 

#IFOUNDMYPASSWORD

 

 

What can you tell us plot-wise about books 11-15? Aside from the usual 'It's going to be great,' and 'You're going to love it!'

 

Thanks!

 

~Rey~

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~REY~

 

The

 Jedi

  Icewing

    Avenger

     Slytherin

       Renegade

         Nightfury

           BYU Cougar

              #InfinityWarPartII

Which dragon do you relate with most and why?

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Magic

Sea/Nightwing

Riverclan

User of Foxcraft

Spirit Animal

Pokemon 

(Mew!)

Ravenclaw

Thunderbird (House)

And much more!

Main Ocs: Scorch Swamp Starstorm Mango Sandy Fox Snake Tide (The main main Oc) Splash&Splosh

First day:2/10/16

(In Contruction)

If you could enchant one object, what would it be? :3

 

(by the way, you're really awesome! :) Thank you for editing this epic book series!)

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spookytimes are coming

 

 

 

 

 

What's your favorite and least-favorite parts of editing? 

If you could have any other job in the world, what would you choose and why?

If there was one thing you could change in the books (event, tribe of a dragon, e.t.c.) what would it be, and why? 

Do you read fanfiction and/or do anything in the Wings of Fire fandom? 

Who's your favorite minor character?

Who's your favorite villain?

Which character do you think doesn't get enough love?

What's your favorite book cover (so far)?

Aside from Wings of Fire and the other books you've edited, which book is your favorite, and why? 

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<|RUBY SKY|>

-Your local Lord of Overprotectiveness!

Don't fight what you hate. Save what you love.

Queen of Strawberries and Unknown Words!

Maybe I dreamt you...

-there's so much more-

 

 

#SafeAsLife

#RememberTheLost

#HufflepuffPride

#PrideForAll

 

Bye!

Who's your favorite character? Mine's Moon

Did you like the ending?

Whats ur fav ship?

If you had to pick one dragon to marry, how would it be and why?

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 Call me...*~Reading~*  

Friendly Neighborhood Fangirl

Fanwing

Gryffindor 

Bookworm

  Jedi

Christan

I’m really going to miss the forums. I love all of you! Please find me on homebase! My user is the same!

Do you have any tips for editing and writing wof fanfics???

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i am...

Alpha Snowdust

the Ice/Sand/Night/HiveWing 

 #BiPride

 #RememberHurricane

#RememberChristainPegasister

crackles here

what was the worst part of editing

 

when did you agree to edit wings of fire

 

have you ever edited any other book series

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       Sirius

 

 

 

Goddess of speed and teleportation

 

 i support #LGBTQ+

 

 

she/her

 

Pitbulls are dogs too!

 

Queen of grammar.

Will Sunnyflight become canon?

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|~nightwolf~|

November 23, 2016 March 29, 2019

2025 stars.

"don't cry because it's over. smile because it happened."

No words can describe how much I loved the WoFMB.

And no words will describe how sad it is to leave.

can i say i love you all?

*gasp* I must think of questions

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Banana was here :|

Hey, Puppy!

Don't go, Arienne...

#StopTheFlame

#RememberTheLost

"You can be that

Somebody's someone,

Somehow, someday..."

~Call me Laurel~

Defender of the World

||-//

w y o m i n g

I'm sorry if any of these have been asked. 

 

What jobs and steps have you gone through to bring your career to where it is now? 

Do you ever help plan out plots or develop characters in WoF? 

What is your favorite book (in WoF and in general) and what is your least favorite book (again, in WoF and in general)? 

What is your favorite part of your job? 

Do you have specific work hours? (Sorry, random question...)

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Banana was here :|

Hey, Puppy!

Don't go, Arienne...

#StopTheFlame

#RememberTheLost

"You can be that

Somebody's someone,

Somehow, someday..."

~Call me Laurel~

Defender of the World

||-//

w y o m i n g

Which Hogwarts house are you in? 

 

 

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SNAPPLE  

 

the risk i took was calculated,

but man,

am i bad at math

 

 

WoF Naming List: /347880

All right, here are some glorious doozies. XD

 

Do you prefer the Dragonets of Destiny or the Jade Winglet?

Who is your favorite villain?

Do you ship Claynami or Cleril?

 

(yes, I know, these are evil.)

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I'm the friend you need....

CP~~

she/her

aka Dapperpaws

Christian

#Capperity

#Shadowlight

#Twizzlepop

#CheesePie

#Flimjack

#QuibbleDash

#Fluttercord

#Spember

#Starmaro

Forum sister: Snowdust

"Just take the blanket with you!"

Thanks for answering these! really appreciate it:)

 

1. How much input do you get in the books, and do you help Tui with any of the creative choices?

2. Do you do alot of editing with the Winglet books too, even though they're shorter and online only?

3. Who is your favorite male dragon to edit/read/help Tui with?

4. Same question as #3, but female!

 

Thanks! heard you talking in that interview last week, you sound really cool!

 

Bonus 5. you probably cant answer this, but will we get any WoF content in between now and book 11, because of the year long wait? i know about the graphic novel, but i mean like a new story or something( a Winglet or two would be perfect!!)

 

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Which WoF character can you relate to most? 

Where in Pyrrhia would you want to live?

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RubyDolphin

 

Call me Ruby 

 

#HARRYPOTTERFAN

#WINGSOFFIREFAN

 

 

"When you fall down, get back up. Don't let your problems drag you down. Climb every mountain, no matter how hard, with determination. Be the person you want to be." ~RubyDolphin

 

~Ruby

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Favorite Love Triagle? 

Best ship?

 

 

 

I can't think of anything else :P

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Call Me Laughter

She/her 

Proud Fanwing

Happiness 

Loyal

Magic

OTP's

Clayril

Ripnami

Glorybringer

Starspeaker

Turtajou

#ProtectThePuddle

#LaughYourHeartOut

Don't forget to laugh! 

Do you ever think about how old your soul is?

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Vegan

Clemence (Red sash)

Easily Ignored

Oh so you think I'm cute when I'm angry. Well, get ready because I'm about to be GORGEOUS

Outburst

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How different was Tui's rough draft of Darkness of Dragons than the real thing?

 

Also, any editing tips??? 

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Pearl

 

#JustDance

#moonbli!!! 

I ♥ Ballet

I'm a NightWing! 

And a Jedi!

(I can be both, right? Does Luna Kenobi sound about right?)

Otherwise I want to be Padme, Rey, Jyn Erso, Leia...

Million years later: Mon Motha, Maz, ummmm... Sola...

 

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