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Rossella Rasulo: The job of writing

He made his debut with a very successful blog and today Rossella Rasulo on his second novel. After "I want to live" he published "I like to see you happy". In this exclusive interview he tells his story and what he loves, really writing. Eyes clear, but not blue, widened on the world. Rossella Rasulo, writer per second (?)

He made his debut with a very successful blog and today Rossella Rasulo on his second novel. After "I want to live" he published "I like to see you happy". In this exclusive interview he tells his story and what he loves, really writing.

My Hidden Ego - Rossella Rasulo by Monica Silva

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Eyes clear, but not blue, widened on the world. Rossella Rasulo, writer for the second novel for Mondadori, has a gaze that illuminates what she observes. Wear your hair in a bob and not because it is fashionable; after trying other hairstyles back to the usual one, on the other hand is it good for you and then why change by force, add something else? After all, in life (the molecular one that has studied for years) there is only the essentials, nothing more; yet perfect. So she and her writing: essential. The emotions he tells in his books flood the pages and are described with the necessary words, without additions, without filters, for this reason they are so powerful. Perhaps biology has given her this analytical look at the world and life. On the other hand, her dream as a child: she wanted to be a immunologist, fascinated by the pap's medical encyclopedia.

The passion to observe, dissect, build has also led her to make her first PC herself

I was a boy tomboy, I grew up in a company of boys and many of them studied in a technical computer school. By observing them and asking for advice I built the first PC myself. I bought all the components, from the hard drive to the processor, connecting cables and mounting boards.

What did he want to do with the PC?

Above all write. My personal thoughts. And then it was the first years of the Internet, I wanted to discover that world.

Shortly afterwards she became the protagonist of that world. He has opened a blog that has been very successful. How did it happen?

Initially I vented myself, I wrote my diary in Word. I opened it, I wrote it, I closed it and I felt a better person. Then a friend of mine reported me a blog, from there I discovered others. In a short time they became a daily appointment. I had breakfast, read blogs, commented, then went to university. Many told me that I should create my own. So I tried, without literary ambitions, I didn't want to impress anyone. I wrote as I came, without paying too much attention to the shape. At some point I realized I had a much wider audience than I expected. When you have an audience you also have a responsibility, so I started taking care of the shape, the punctuation. I had an audience and had to entertain it.

Photo-Rossella_Rasulo-Ermanno Ivone (http: ermannoivone.tumblr.com)

Photo by Ermanno Ivone – http://ermannoivone.tumblr.com/

The blog did not go unnoticed

Requests have arrived to write on other platforms. It was the time when many magazines opened blogs; with various collaborations I saw that I could put together almost a salary. Then an email arrived: it was Mondadori asking me if I wanted to write a book for them. How could anyone say no? Thus was born the first novel I want to live you. I quit the office job and chose to do what I liked

From the blog to the novel, does it take humility and courage to challenge yourself?

In fact, the blog and the novel are two completely different forms of expression. On the web you have to express yourself in 10, 20 lines at most. Blogs are read, even spied on, in the office. The novel is another thing: it has its own construction, it must have a rhythm, it must be coherent. The talent scout who discovered me appreciated my ability to adapt the writing style to the medium used and widened, so they asked me to write a novel for boys, precisely "I want to live you".

And what is it worth writing in a novel?

bigger dilemma. In my opinion, every book must have a message, it must leave something to the reader. If there is this message around you can build a story that is worth telling, otherwise the book will soon be forgotten. so also in life: they do not remember every day, but only those who have left us something. Reading, then, is a living, active experience. You are brought, sometimes dragged, into stories, memories, emotions. There is a great responsibility in writing and for me it is worth doing it if you challenge the reader (at least a little), if you give him something to think about, if he is offered the opportunity to grow and learn by reading.

Read the full interview on Digitalic n. 13

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A moment of the interview with Rossella Rasulo Photo by Barbara Silbe – http://qgphoto.com/