Rebecca Raisin is a true bibliophile. This love of books morphed into the desire to write them. She’s been published in various short story anthologies and in fiction magazines, and is now focusing on writing romance.
Rebecca aims to write characters you can see yourself being friends with. People with big hearts who care about relationships, and most importantly believe in true love.
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What does your writing space look like?
I have a dedicated office with plenty of desk space but that space is slowly being consumed by the family! I'm usually found writing notes with highlighters or coloured pencils as my pens seem to disappear along with my notebooks...(looking at you, kids!). The room itself is pretty simple with white built-in desks and French green walls. I really do need to find some art for the space, and maybe a door to keep everyone out!
If you could spend a day with another popular author (living or dead), who would you choose and why?
I'd love to meet F. Scott Fitzgerald. I'm obsessed with the Roaring Twenties and his life was so fascinating. Not only did he write books, but he was also a screen writer. I love his writing style and would love to know more his life and his work. He was part of the so-dubbed Lost Generation, another interest of mine so I'd love to quiz him about that too over a champagne cocktail or two!
How do you celebrate when you finish your book?
I usually go straight to my local bookshop and stock up on books. I then give myself a few days to do absolutely nothing except nap and read! Working up to a deadline, I write seven days a week so it's always nice to relax and put work aside for a while. The only problem is, the next book idea starts calling me...!
Is there something you do/have while writing that helps your process? (Music, snacks, etc.)
This is going to sound so lame but when I get stuck or the words won't come, I vacuum! For some reason, vacuuming helps me think and as I zoom around the house with it, I usually find a solution to whatever problem I was stuck on (probably because vacuuming is boring, so I'd rather be back at my desk!)
What book are you currently reading?
How to Stop Time, by Matt Haig. It's so gorgeous! I love everything Matt writes and this is no exception. Actually, F. Scott and Zelda make an appearance in this so that's probably why they're on my mind! Matt Haig has this unique ability to make you believe in whatever he's writing.