YALLFest interview with Rainbow Rowell, author of books such as Eleanor and Park (an amazing read!) and the recently released, Fangirl.
Describe your book, Fangirl, in 5 words.
Earnest, snowy, swoony, minty, bookish.
What is the hardest line to write, the first or the last?
THE FIRST! The whole first page is a nightmare. I want people to just skip it. And I always end u rewriting it.
Best writing tip you ever received?
“Just finish your book.”
What one young adult novel do you wish you had when you were a teen? Why?
Homecoming by Cynthia Voigt. I think it would have made me feel less alone.
Where's your favorite place to write?
At coffeeshops. In giant overstuffed chairs.
What are you working on now?
I’m revising my adult novel, Landline, which comes out in spring 2014, and playing with a romantic/political/tragicomic fantasy.
What is your favorite genre to write in? To Read?
I write mostly contemporary. I read mostly fantasy.
At what point in the development of an idea do you know that it will become a full-length novel?
All of my ideas are full-length novels. I have a hard time narrowing my scope.
Where you can find Rainbow:
Click on each title to check out Rainbow Rowell's books.