What Question Would You Ask John Green?

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On Monday, January 30th, John Green is coming to Amazon for an interview. Needless to say, we're excited to talk to him-- but we've been talking amongst ourselves, and he's got such a vibrant and involved fan base, we thought we'd ask our readers a question first: what question would you like to ask John Green?

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Leave a question (or two, or three) in the comments below. We'll collect them and ask as many as we can. Then we'll put the video up on Omnivoracious a week or so later. Please, don't be shy. How many chances do you get to interact with a bestselling, beloved author?

(Be sure to sign your first name, so we can credit you on the video.)


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where is this video?

Posted by: Sara | Tuesday April 3, 2012 at 10:15 AM

I loved every single one of your novels but my questions for you are:

1. What/who inspired you to start writing novels?
2. What age did you figure out you wanted to become a writer?
3. Have you ever thought about becoming a teacher?

Posted by: Jordan Tepper | Sunday February 5, 2012 at 7:45 AM

If you could bring back any one person that is "no longer suffering from personhood", who would it be? and what would you say to them?

Posted by: Jennifer | Wednesday February 1, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Ummm . . . how often do you get to interact with a bestselling, beloved author? I mean, at LEAST on a weekly basis. TRUTH. We are talking about John Green here.

Posted by: Julia | Tuesday January 31, 2012 at 8:40 AM

John, if you won the lottery, WHAT would be the FIRST thing you'd spend the money on??

Posted by: Sydney | Tuesday January 31, 2012 at 8:22 AM

With the time commitment of vlogbrothers and crash course, do you plan on taking a break from writing or do you plan on jumping right back into it?

Posted by: Samantha | Tuesday January 31, 2012 at 8:12 AM

Have you ever reread your older books?

In livestreams, you have read some really great works of poetry - have you ever dabbled in writing any?

If you could have lunch with any fictional character, who would you choose?

I know you say that books belong to their readers, but do you have a negative reaction when you see the phrase "what's the point in living if you don't even try to do something remarkable" posted places when it's clearly the opposite of what you meant?

Posted by: Samantha | Tuesday January 31, 2012 at 8:07 AM

I'd like to tell you John first things first: thank you for the book and for the videos.
Second thing: What is your advice on a broken heart?

Posted by: Marie-Ève | Tuesday January 31, 2012 at 7:46 AM

Do you think any of your characters would be nerdfighters?

Posted by: Ellen | Tuesday January 31, 2012 at 1:58 AM

Hi John- do you think too many novelists/teachers/society in general underestimate the capacity of young people to have opinions and ponder "deep" questions?

Posted by: Verity | Monday January 30, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Can you talk about the numerous references/nods tfios makes to The Great Gatsby?

Posted by: Jamie | Monday January 30, 2012 at 9:13 PM

Is Isaac an intentional parallel to Owl Eyes/ T.J. Ecklburg/ God from The Great Gatsby?

Posted by: Jamie | Monday January 30, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Do you have a book that is your "Imperial Affliction"? Which books do you think could put back together the shattered world?

Posted by: Shannon | Monday January 30, 2012 at 8:21 PM

If you could have any super power what would it be?

Posted by: Madison | Monday January 30, 2012 at 7:09 PM

If you were stranded on an island would you rather be stranded with a rainbow-making unicorn or a french llama who talks and is smater than you?

Posted by: Madison | Monday January 30, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Question to John: if TFIOS became a movie, and assuming you had extensive rights in the casting, who would you star as Hazel? Augustus?

Second Question: Did you enjoy reading as a teenager? Like thoroughly enjoy it? And did you know you wanted to be an author or did it sort of just happen?

Posted by: Taylor | Monday January 30, 2012 at 6:33 PM

If you could change one thing you did in TFIOS, What would it be? I really loved TFIOS and it changed me, but i was wondering what you thought.
DFTBA <3

Posted by: Giana M. | Monday January 30, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Will a tour ever bring you to Colorado? Preferably Denver?

Posted by: dftbaLauren | Monday January 30, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Besides an author, when you were young what did you want to be when you grew up?

Posted by: dftbaLauren | Monday January 30, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Which character do you relate to the most in TFIOS?

Posted by: Samantha | Monday January 30, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Do you ever get "used to" the fact that you're a Printz Award-Winning, New York Times Bestselling author, and that you have millions of fans around the globe?

Posted by: Natalie L. | Monday January 30, 2012 at 5:27 PM

Question two! In what ways did Sarah contribute to the writing of The Fault in Our Stars?

Posted by: Sophia Richards | Monday January 30, 2012 at 5:26 PM

I found a book of famous last words in a second hand bookshop yesterday, written by a "Jonathon Green". Did you write it, or is this the most brilliant coincidence ever?

Posted by: Ellen | Monday January 30, 2012 at 5:18 PM

Do you ever get emotional when you have to send a book off and it is no longer entirely yours? Which of your books is your current favorite? Which is your ultimate favorite novel?

Posted by: Laura | Monday January 30, 2012 at 4:58 PM

Was the fact that Hazel was so unstable a contributing factor (if only a small one) to Augustus's infatuation with her?

This occurred to me while I read the part about them watching 300 and Augustus says, "Sorry, I was awash in the nobility of sacrifice," and only a few pages later when he says, "Oh, I wouldn’t mind, Hazel Grace. It would be a privilege to have my heart broken by you."

Of course there are countless other, less self-indulgent contributors, but I was thinking that the fact that loving Hazel is, in itself, a sacrifice, certainly fed his large-scale heroic ego.

And, by the way, John, if you could, I would really really really appreciate if you read my post about the tour, not even for my own satisfaction, but because I really really wanted to thank you when you signed my books but I was a complete derp.
http://ingenuouslabyrinth.tumblr.com/post/16605217040/thoughts-from-places-tour-de-nerdfighting

Posted by: Sophia Richards | Monday January 30, 2012 at 4:36 PM

I know this is late. Like extremely late, but maybe someone will see this, how do you get an idea for a book? I've known I've wanted to write a book for a while and I've practiced but there's never any concrete characters or ideas in my head. It's all just floating around up there and I can never access it, it's as if you had a radio that was stuck on one fuzzy station and you couldn't turn the knob. I have ADD and that could be the problem but even when I'm on my medicationI can't pick out anything concrete. Thanks -Kate

Posted by: Kate Ede | Monday January 30, 2012 at 4:33 PM

Will van Houten write a sequel to the imperial affliction. Will Hazels parents really stay together? How is Hazels life expectancy? Will Hazel and Kaitlyn grow closer? Will you write a sequel to TFIOS? (<--Me, being hazelish)

Posted by: Amy | Monday January 30, 2012 at 4:26 PM

What titles were you considering for The Fault in Our Stars (besides the Hectic Glow) before you chose the title?

(This is completely unrelated) Are you going to start teaching Henry about nerdfighter stuff?

Thanks!

Posted by: Maya J. | Monday January 30, 2012 at 3:23 PM

Will Hazel find someone else? Or was Augustus really the only one for her?

Posted by: Sarah | Monday January 30, 2012 at 2:54 PM

Hello John.

Im TFIOS I believe that the rooms that Hazel and Augustus stayed in at the Filosof, Kierkegaard and Heidegger, was chosen based on their view of the world. Is that true, and what do you really want the reader to know about these philosophers and their connection with the characters?

Posted by: Henrik | Monday January 30, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Has your experiences with your brother through Brotherhood 2.0 and the vlogbrothers channel affected your writing?

Posted by: Maddie | Monday January 30, 2012 at 2:00 PM

What book would you recommend that all human beings read?

Posted by: Kaytie | Monday January 30, 2012 at 1:57 PM

What inspires you? What helped you grow up? What makes you angry? What movie makes you cry? What do you regret most? x

Posted by: Jasmina Hegerova | Monday January 30, 2012 at 1:51 PM

Have you ever taken Latin? Hence the 'omnis cellula e cellula'.

Posted by: Meghan Tucker | Monday January 30, 2012 at 1:43 PM

What do you love most about the Netherlands?

Posted by: Mardie Vermunt | Monday January 30, 2012 at 1:08 PM

John will you ever come to Toronto?

Posted by: Alice | Monday January 30, 2012 at 12:45 PM

if you could spend an hour with any famous person living or dead, who would it be?
what's your favorite book that you've written?
which person has influenced your books the most?
also, who the eff is hank?

Posted by: claire | Monday January 30, 2012 at 12:44 PM

Why must you break all our hearts? oh master of words

Posted by: Zacharie | Monday January 30, 2012 at 12:40 PM

Do you plan on writing a adult fiction novel in the future?

Posted by: Gwyn R. | Monday January 30, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Have you ever considered writing about a transgender character?

Posted by: Sean | Monday January 30, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Will you be there at the midnight showing of Hunger Games?
I know you read it because the review is in the back.
If not will you watch it eventually?

Who the eff is Hank?

Posted by: Erica Castaneda | Monday January 30, 2012 at 11:37 AM

How did fatherhood influence the writing of The Fault in Our Stars?

Posted by: Christy F. | Monday January 30, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Is there a connection between Looking for Alaska and the film Doctor Zhivago?

Posted by: Jessica Z | Monday January 30, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Just wondering If you have seen the ads for Journey 2 The Mysterious Island. Because IF you haven't there is Puppy Sized Elephants and may be the only reason why I am going to watch it. All thanks to you John.You are pure genius and you never FTBA!

PS I tagged you in tumblr to the video ad for this movie.

Posted by: Erica Castaneda | Monday January 30, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Where do you and Hank get such awesome shirts?

Posted by: Josie | Monday January 30, 2012 at 11:25 AM

How do you get your inspiration for the characters in your books? Are they based on real people or did you create them from scratch?

Posted by: Susan | Monday January 30, 2012 at 11:03 AM

Has there ever been a day that you forgot to be awesome?

Posted by: Baylee | Monday January 30, 2012 at 10:54 AM

If you could meet anyone in the entire world (dead or alive), who would it be?

Posted by: Baylee | Monday January 30, 2012 at 10:51 AM

Was it you or David Levithan who cheated on their SATs (by accident) (as was said in 'will grayson, willgrayson'.)? Curiousity is killing this (shrodinger's) cat.

Posted by: Charly | Monday January 30, 2012 at 10:48 AM

How come you didn't end the book in the middle of a

Posted by: Lawliet Ryuzaki | Monday January 30, 2012 at 10:48 AM

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