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#FollowFriday: Patrick Ness

Here we are again: it’s Friday – the first of Advent 2016, no less – and that’s when we take an almost-weekly look at the wonders of Twitter, or more specifically, who Doctor Who fans should follow on the social network.
As it’s Class Week at the DWC, and the finale’s less than 24 hours’ away, today’s #FollowFriday is the wonderful Patrick Ness!
I’ve been a fan of Ness for a while now, having first picked up his novel, A Monster Calls: it was one of the rare books that actually made me cry, and inspired me to pick up further work by the author, including The Crane Wife and, most recently, The Rest of Us Just Live HereA Monster Calls obviously struck a chord with more fans than just myself because it’s been turned into a movie starring Lewis MacDougall (Pan), Felicity Jones (The Unicorn and the Wasp), and Liam Neeson (Schindler’s List). Ooh, and it looks good!

Patrick was originally approached to write an episode of Doctor Who, but this instead turned into a much longer project: the entirety of Class!
That’s right: he wrote For Tonight We Might Die, The Coach with the Dragon Tattoo, Nightvisiting, Co-Owner of a Lonely Heart, Brave-Ish Heart, Detained, The Metaphysical Engine Or What Quill Did, and The Lost. Quite a feat – and something he seems rightly proud of!
https://twitter.com/Patrick_Ness/status/803618628507574273
https://twitter.com/Patrick_Ness/status/803618973572943873
https://twitter.com/Patrick_Ness/status/804337949286408192
https://twitter.com/Patrick_Ness/status/802516140412915712
https://twitter.com/Patrick_Ness/status/802505190037278720
https://twitter.com/Patrick_Ness/status/802890721262874624
https://twitter.com/Patrick_Ness/status/802890927949778944
https://twitter.com/Patrick_Ness/status/802883458536067072
https://twitter.com/Patrick_Ness/status/800439749106434048
(That last article is by the DWC’s very own James Baldock, so check it out!)
Naturally, he also talks about his other work – which I recommend, by the way.
https://twitter.com/Patrick_Ness/status/800686964005605377
https://twitter.com/Patrick_Ness/status/804333465348907008
Aside from that, he’s typically positive, funny, and sweary, while recognising Twitter for what it really is.
https://twitter.com/Patrick_Ness/status/803455146050977793
https://twitter.com/Patrick_Ness/status/803610301463564288
https://twitter.com/Patrick_Ness/status/803683540156059648
https://twitter.com/Patrick_Ness/status/800288830230294529
https://twitter.com/Patrick_Ness/status/799577518231658496
Follow Patrick @Patrick_Ness.

Philip Bates

Editor and co-founder of the Doctor Who Companion. When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything.

#FollowFriday: Patrick Ness

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