How do you write a novel? For this author, it’s “like a worm being chopped up”

Love this! Timothy Pike has so many helpful, encouraging, and inspiring things for writers to do, and to “meet” each other on his websites, getting great feedback, and giving exposure to writers of all genres. Reblogged from

What Inspires Your Writing?

Fantasy author Kat Frost This is Part 2 of a 3-part author interview series.

When first-time published author Kat Frost sits down to write a novel, she won’t just start typing. She always has a plan.

“I definitely always start with a premise,” Kat explains. “Always. Usually though, it changes drastically from first seedling inspiration to first draft.”

Her debut novel, Mastermind, is the perfect example of this drastic change.

Mastermind came to me as I was going to sleep one night,” she says. “In its earliest form, it was about a girl who was in a car accident that flung her into an alternate reality.”

From there it evolved. The car accident became a nasty fall from a horse, and the alternate reality became the backdrop for the fantastical tale of twelve-year-old Alex, who wakes up in an unknown place only to be immediately called upon to…

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