Monday, October 12, 2015

#PitchWars Mentee Interview - Rebecca McLaughlin

Hi, everyone!

This is the next interview for the mentees of Pitch Wars! It will be a series through the month of October, so be sure to check back to learn a bit more about some of the mentees and their Pitch Wars stories so far!

In case you're curious about what Pitch Wars is, learn more here

What is your name? Your mentor’s name? Your team name?
Rebecca McLaughlin; Laura Salters; #TeamTackleHug

What is your Twitter handle?
@McRebecky

Describe your manuscript in tweet-like format (no more than 140 characters).
Coin is Nameless—no family, no home, no legal rights—and she has just been named Queen.

What is the #1 thing you’ve learned so far in Pitch Wars?
Community is key. The writers I've met and become friends with have taken this solitary activity of writing and made it something wonderful and fun and social! I've finally found a lunch table where all the cool kids are nerdy kids, and we get to sit together and be awesome.

What is your guilty pleasure food/drink when writing?
Coffee. More coffee. Sometimes tea. Then more coffee.

What is the theme song for your MC(s)? Why? What about for your villain(s)?
The MC's song is the perfectly titled "Remain Nameless" by Florence + The Machine) The story is all about her searching for her name, trying to balance the street thief/con artist life she grew up against the regal expectations since she has been named Queen. Continuing that theme, the villain's song is self-serenade of "Conquest of Spaces" (by Woodkid), because it's about the balancing of ambition, responsibility, and purpose.

You're stranded on a desert island. You have no provisions, but you are with three of your favorite characters (either in your MS or elsewhere). They each promise they can help you survive. Who are they?
I'm going to go with the three most recent incarnations of The Doctor. I mean, you can survive with only one, but it's always more fun to have multiple Doctors around. (PS: if you don't watch Doctor Who, you're never getting off that island.)

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