James Dashner chats his writing process, TMR series, film adaptation, and more.
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On being compared to other authors:
Thomas. My ideas for the story developed much the way the book does for Thomas from page one. I imagined this boy in a box, with no memories, being thrust into an awful, scary situation. And then I went from there.
A character that had a larger impact on readers than you anticipated?
Would you rather die in the Maze or from the Flare in the Scorch?
I’d say it’s between Ki Hong Lee and Will Poulter. I feel a real connection to both of those guys, and they’ve been so incredibly gracious, constantly thanking me for creating this story. And Blake Cooper. What a guy. I feel like he’s my little brother. And Dylan. And Dexter. And Kaya. And Aml. And Chris. And Alex. I love them all!
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