Rebecca Wait has been writing for as long as she can remember and has won numerous prizes for short stories and plays. She wrote The View on the Way Down in the evenings whilst working as a teaching assistant. "
" Rebecca lives in London. You can find her online at: rebeccawait.com and twitter.com/rebeccawait.
Launch of The Followers at Slightly Foxed Books - one year ago
On Monday night we celebrated the launch of The Followers at one of the most delightful independent bookshops in London: Slightly Foxed Books on Gloucester Road. If you haven’t already been, make sure you pay a visit – they have an … Continue reading →
Places that inspired The Followers - one year ago
1. The moors I was taken to Dartmoor a lot as a little kid. Apparently we even used to camp there, which now sounds pretty horrifying. Although The Followers is actually set on the Yorkshire moors, I returned to Dartmoor twice more … Continue reading →
How to start your own cult in 5 simple steps - one year ago
Using the expertise I gained whilst researching The Followers, I’ve made this handy video guide to help all you aspiring cult leaders out there. If you’re wondering why the picture’s a little grainy, it’s because I recorded it in my … Continue reading →
What do we mean by ‘cult’? - one year ago
Is the word ‘cult’ is a bit dodgy? Whilst writing The Followers, I thought about this a lot. Certainly there are plenty of problems with ‘cult’ as a label. For starters, it’s often used too loosely, to refer to any group that is seen … Continue reading →
Writing about place - 2 years ago
Until recently, location has never interested me much. I was vaguely aware when reading Wuthering Heights as a teenager that the story wouldn’t be quite as effective if it were set, say, in Milton Keynes, but beyond that I rarely bothered to … Continue reading →
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