Interview with Frederick Rabau

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy of writing for me is being able to write a descriptive and have someone read it and then describe back to me what it is that they picture, in the same way that I intended to describe it.
What do your fans mean to you?
I would say that my fans would be the very essence of my writing, the fuel upon which I draw my inspiration. Knowing that people like what you write about and the way you write it promotes feeling good and more motivation to write even more for them.
What are you working on next?
I am working on a fiction novel about survival during the zombie outbreak, more you'll have to find in the book itself!

I also intend to write a few short stories just for some feedback and fun, I wouldn't charge for anything that I put a lot of time and effort into.
Who are your favorite authors?
J. R. R. Tolkien, Darren Shan, Brian Jacques, J.K Rowling, Philip Pullman. I have to read a lot more it seems!

I hope to add some SmashWords authors here too at some point.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The love of my life, my beautiful fiancée.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I go to work, I study, I play games, I take the Mrs. on dates, visit family... I don't really do the student thing any more of going out drinking or partying. I guess I got old pretty quick!
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I usually flick through either the new section on the iBooks store or the most popular or free books etc...
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, as said in my bio, I once wrote a short story when I was little and it was about a pirate who was marooned on a deserted island and all he had was a box with a knife in it...

I don't remember the rest but for some reason I have an urge to write it again.
What is your writing process?
Usually;
1) Imagine a few stories in my head
2) Pick an idea that I like best
3) Think: What are the characters going to be like?
4) Think: What makes it interesting or exciting?
5) Write the introduction and see if I enjoy writing the story
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I couldn't possibly remember the very first however the one with the most impact was the tales of Redwall by Brain Jacques, I loved the adventures and characters dearly and it made my childhood more magical.
How do you approach cover design?
I would say that one has to try and summarise the essence of the book in it's cover, as many people do indeed judge a book by its cover. You have to let the potential reader know exactly what they'll find if they choose to open it. It should be as high quality as the writing itself, don't let the book down by its cover!
Published 2013-12-10.
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