Today I have the great pleasure to feature Rebecca Emin on my blog. Rebecca is one of the most friendly authors on Facebook and Twitter, lovely and supportive.
REBECCA EMIN lives in Oxfordshire, with her husband and three small children. Her first novel for children, ‘New Beginnings,’ will be published by Grimoire Books in January 2012. She is currently working on her third novel. Rebecca also enjoys writing flash fiction and short stories and has had several stories published in charity anthologies and via the Ether Books app.
Where do you most like to write?
If I need inspiration, my favourite place is a café in the next village with floor-to-ceiling windows. I find looking outside gives me ideas. But if I need to get the words down for a deadline, our study is the best place, as it is very quiet so there are limited distractions. / Sounds lovely.
Have you ever switched genres, or considered doing so?
I switch genres all the time. I write novels and short stories for older children and teenagers, but when it comes to short stories and flash fiction I have written in almost every genre and I don’t think I will ever write just one. / Ah, a soul sister.
Do you ever get fed up with your own stories?
The only time I get a bit sick of reading through my own stories is when I am doing the final proof reads of my novels. By that time I have already been through them countless times and my brain autocorrects the words so I have to read really slowly in order to notice any errors. That can be quite tedious. / Same here.
Have you ever considered packing it in?
I think I have been very lucky so far, as every time I have doubts about my writing something seems to happen which is really positive. I could never give up writing completely though as the characters spring into my head and if I don’t write them out they could drive me mad, chattering on in my mind. Getting them out of my head and into written form is the only way to silence them. / Again same here, unfortunately, I do find it very hard to switch off and end up writing all night…sometimes.
What do you like best about writing?
When I get an email telling me someone has loved something I have written; that is the best thing ever. Especially when it’s children writing, as I know they say exactly what they think and I have been bowled over by some of their comments on New Beginnings. / So true, I love it when readers take the time to let you know they enjoyed your books.
Thank you very much for dropping by Rebecca, love your answers and look forward to be reading more of your stories.
New Beginnings by Rebecca Emin – Blurb
Sam Hendry is not looking forward to starting at her new school. Things go from bad to worse as the day of truth arrives and all of her fears come true… and then some.
When Sam meets a different group of people who immediately accept her as a friend, she begins to feel more positive.
With her new friends and interests, will Sam finally feel able to face the bully who taunts her, and to summon up the courage to perform on stage?
New Beginnings on Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/New-Beginnings-Rebecca-Emin/dp/190837506X/
New Beginnings on Amazon.co.uk http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/190837506X/
Her latest release, a collection of short stories http://www.amazon.co.uk/Knowing-Look-Other-Stories-ebook/dp/B006CNB2KQ/
Ramblings of a Rusty Writer http://ramblingsofarustywriter.blogspot.com/
Writing for Children and Teens http://rebeccaemin.blogspot.com/
Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/RebeccaEminPage
Ether Books http://www.etherbooks.com/Default.aspx
- Meet Debbie Viggiano (elleamberley.co.uk)
- Notes On Writing The Very Short Story (pittsburghflashfictiongazette.com)