Take a Break with David Lins, RTC Book Editor

By: Mary Anna Rodabaugh in Get to Know Us
on August 5th, 2021

What authors do you glean inspiration from in your own writing?

Michael Crichton. He was able to make tricky topics (in-depth science, time travel, history) incredibly accessible. To this day, if I want a book that will hold my attention for an entire flight across the country, I look for another Crichton novel—my definition of binge-worthy.

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What was the last book that was so good you didnt want to put it down?

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch. The tagline, “Are you happy with your life?” hooked me. Then, the novel refused to let me go. A relentlessly addictive read with an undercurrent of gratitude that spoke to me on a deeper level than I would’ve expected. I tend to be a slow reader, but this one lasted less than half a weekend camping trip.

What is your favorite aspect of working for RTC?

It is more than a unique opportunity to work with and learn from an incredibly gifted group of creatives. It is an opportunity to be surrounded by generous friends who all want success for every client and one another.

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What is a piece of advice you would give new writers?

If you are a fiction author, read one page from each of the following authors: Ernest Hemingway, JK Rowling, Agatha Christie, Chuck Palahniuk, Leo Tolstoy, James Patterson, Jane Austen, and Michael Crichton.

As you read, notice the array of voices that have found a wide audience. Don’t just take the point. Do it. Then, attack the keyboard without worries of conformity. Embrace the voice that naturally emerges.

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What is one thing you want your clients to know?

In a world where so many people like to tell others what can’t be done, I like to think of RTC as a “dream-enabler.” So fearlessly tell us what you want to accomplish and allow us the privilege of helping you make it happen. Your success is what lights us up!

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