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Interview With Rachel Van Dyken

Posted on May 20, 2015 by in Interview |

Author Bio

Rachel Van Dyken

Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she’s not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor. 
She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband, adorable son, and two snoring boxers! She loves to hear from readers! 
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You can connect with her on Facebook www.facebook.com/rachelvandyken or join her fan group Rachel’s New Rockin Readers. Her website is www.rachelvandykenauthor.com 

 

The Interview

 

1sweet What were you like in school?

I was a complete and total nerd, I had giant glasses, braces, and was a tom boy, once I was in high school things got better 😉

 

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What do you do to unwind and relax?

I read! I love reading, I know it seems silly probably since I write all day long but its still my go-to therapy. I also love working out and drinking wine/coffee.

 

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If you had a superpower what would it be?

My superpower actually is speed reading. True story. 😉 lol

 

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What is your favourite quote/saying?

Do it Afraid.

 

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What is your biggest fear?

hah of course. Um, my biggest fear is probably letting people down. I hate that. On a sillier note, I despise vacuums and spiders.

 

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What are you currently working on with your writing?

I’m working on The Consequence of Seduction, Reid’s story.

 

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Do you work to an outline or plot, or do you prefer to just see where an idea takes you?

I start with the characters and go where they lead me. I don’t plot ahead of time. 

 

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What do you think makes a good story?

Good dialogue. Its what propels the story forward.

 

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Do you have any strange writing habits?

I ALWAYS have to listen to music or have some kind of noise in the background.

 

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How important to you are the character names in your books? Do you choose the names based on liking the way it sounds, or do the names have a meaning?

Very! I choose names based on meanings and the way they compliment other characters.

 

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What is your least favourite part of the writing/publishing process?

EDITING! It’s always really stressful and intense but I’m lucky that I have some amazing editors, they make me better.

 

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 What advice would you give to future writers?

KEEP WRITING! Don’t put all your eggs in one basket, keep writing, and keep putting books out. 

 

Thank you for participating in the interview Rachel! 🙂

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