YALL Fest Interview: Rainbow Rowell

Disclaimer: This was supposed to be posted yesterday and I apologize that it wasn’t. Sometimes school gets in the way of, what is ed like, shop remembering stuff haha. 

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Today’s YALL Fest Interview is with none other than Rainbow Rowell.


Rainbow has written adult novels such as Attachments, story and her upcoming novel, Landlines. She has been garnering a lot of attention lately due to her two YA titles, Eleanor and Park and Fangirl, both of which I’ve reviewed on this blog and can be read by clicking on the title.

She is also doing some events in the next few months, besides YALL Fest, so you can check that out here.

Enjoy this short interview :)

Q: What one thing do you need to have when you write?

A: Lip Balm

Q: Describe your book in five words.

A: Fangirl: Earnest, snowy, swoony, minty, bookish

Q: What is the hardest line to write-the first or the last?

A: The first! The whole first page is a nightmare. I want people to just skip it. And I always end up rewriting it.

Q: Best writing tip you ever received?

A: “Just finish your book.”

Q: What one young adult novel do you wish you had when you were a teen? Why?

A: Homecoming by Cynthia Voigt. I think it would have made me feel less alone.

Q: Where is your favorite place to write?

A: At coffee shops. In giant overstuffed chairs.

Q: What are you working on now?

A: I’m revising my adult novel, Landline, which comes out in Spring 2014, and playing with a romance/political/tragicomic fantasy

Q: What is your favorite genre to write in? To Read?

A: I write mostly contemporary. I read mostly fantasy.

Q: At what point in the development of an idea do you know it will become a full length novel?

A: All my ideas are full length novels. I have a hard time narrowing my scope.

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I hope you enjoyed this interview with the wonderful Rainbow Rowell. Tune in Wednesday for another YALL Fest Interview!