Welcome to the Beth Reekles author interview
Before we start I just wanted to tell you about Wattpad. Wattpad is a site where you can access free books that people write and also write and post your own. There are some very well written books on this site and some have been published. (Like Ms. Reekles’s book) You can visit it here.
1. What is one thing you do during a writer’s block?
My usual way of dealing with it is to walk away from my story for a little while. I go back to my story a few days, or a week or two later, with a clearer mind, and fresh eyes, and find it much easier to work on my story again after a break.
2. How did you find Wattpad?
A friend was telling me all about a book she was reading (it was A Proscriptive Relationship). I thought it sounded great, and asked her about it so I could get it from Amazon – then she explained that it was online and told me about Wattpad. I made an account later that day!
3. What is one thing you liked about writing your story from Wattpad then getting it discovered later?
I had no confidence in my writing before Wattpad – it was just something I did for fun but I didn’t think I was any good. The support from people on Wattpad gave me a lot more self-confidence, so it made the whole process of being published less terrifying than it might’ve been otherwise.
4. Do you eat anything before/during/after writing?
I almost always have a cup of tea with me when I’m writing, and maybe some biscuits if I have any. But sometimes I’m so into writing that I won’t step away from my laptop for anything, even food!
5. Any advice to writers who want to be discovered?
I’d say that one of the most important things is to take yourself seriously. Work hard on your story and put a lot of effort into it. Pay attention to any constructive criticism that people give you (when it’s people you don’t know online it’s definitely worth listening to). And, post your work online – it can be a huge confidence boost, and encourage you to finish your story and not give up on it.
Beth Reekles is a young author from Newport in South Wales. She’s an undeniable bookworm and an avid drinker of tea. Beth has been writing on platforms such as Wattpad, to great acclaim, for a year or so: her first novel, The Kissing Booth, which she wrote at the age of fifteen, was the most-viewed, most-commented-on teen fiction title on the site, with over 19 million reads and 40,000 comments. The Kissing Booth was winner of the Most Popular Teen Fiction Watty Award, and was also shortlisted for the Young Adult Romance Novel of the Year in the 2014 RNAs.
Beth’s Published Books
The Kissing Booth
Meet Rochelle Evans: pretty, popular–and never been kissed. Meet Noah Flynn: badass, volatile–and a total player. And also Elle’s best friend’s older brother…
When Elle decides to run a kissing booth for the school’s Spring Carnival, she locks lips with Noah and her life is turned upside down. Her head says to keep away, but her heart wants to draw closer–this romance seems far from fairy tale and headed for heartbreak.
But will Elle get her happily ever after?
The second cool, sexy YA romance novel from seventeen-year-old Wattpad sensation and author of The Kissing Booth, Beth Reekles.
They say that the higher you climb, the harder you fall – and Madison Clarke will do anything to keep her new life from crumbling to pieces. Moving from a small town in Maine to Florida, Madison grasps the opportunity to reinvent herself, to forget about those days of being a lonely, loser outcast, and jumps at the chance when the popular kids decide to take her under their wing. A hot boyfriend, parties, friends… If only there wasn’t the slight problem by the name of Dwight, a cute, funny and totally nerdy guy in Madison’s physics class who she can’t help but enjoy spending time with. Running from her past and stumbling through the present, who knows what lies ahead in this new life in Florida?
Out of Tune
Ashley Bennett is a straight-A student in her junior year of high school, and life is looking good: she’s got a boyfriend whom she loves, a group of friends who love to party… But really, Ashley loves to curl up at home with a good book, and she can’t wait to go to college. When junior year starts, the life Ashley’s settled into is turned upside down – the empty house next door has finally been sold, and moving in is Todd O’Connor…
When Ashley first meets Todd, he seems aloof and cocky, and she’s reluctant to share a ride to school with him as her mom tells her to. As the two get to know each other, though, Ashley comes to realise that the mysterious, brooding Todd O’Connor, who all the girls are swooning over, is actually bookish and shy, and a little bit lonely. His dad passed away a few years ago, leaving him in the care of his uncle, and since then Todd has mostly kept to himself, his books, and his guitar.
And as Todd gets to know Ashley, he forces her to realise that her relationship with her boyfriend, Rob, isn’t really making her happy – Rob is selfish, arrogant, and domineering. Will Ashley find the courage to forge her own path?
Thanks for reading! Hope you enjoyed!