Happy Saturday! For our penultimate Inkitt Icons Interview, we spoke to romance writer of billionaire love affairs, Cosmic Albatross. She gave us an insight into her character construction and the sources of her inspiration.
Hi Cosmic Albatross, thank you very much for speaking to us. What inspires you to write?
Generally, instances in my own life inspire me to write. I take a small situation that made an impact in my life and use it to build a storyline.
Nice! Are you a careful planner or a spontaneous creator?
I don’t plan anything in detail when I start a chapter, I just let the words flow. The character names and the basic plot are the only two things that I plan beforehand.
And do the words flow best at night or in the daytime?
I prefer writing at night, which is when I usually get my burst of motivation.
Do you ever experience problems which get in the way of this creative burst, and if so, how do you overcome them?
I am always in conflict with myself. When I’m writing a story, it’s like there are two people inside me who want the exact opposite to happen. Overcoming this inner conflict is my greatest difficulty.
Even so, it’s great that you’re able to challenge yourself and explore all options for your characters, both positive and negative. Speaking of which, do you prefer creating heroes or villains?
I prefer creating heroes; I can think about all the traits I admire in a person and build a character with ease.
That’s understandable. Are you able to define Inkitt in 3 words?
Encouraging. Supportive. Fun!
Awesome! What has been the most important aspect of Inkitt for you since you joined the platform?
Inkitt gives young authors the opportunity to share their work, and unlike many other websites, it is available for free. I admire how much effort you put into bringing us authors to public recognition.
That’s great to hear, as we really enjoy doing so! And to close, which genres would you like to try out in future and why?
I’ve always thought paranormal and horror are some of the most difficult genres to write. It is very challenging to take a reader to an entirely different world while writing horror or paranormal, and I would love to give it a try.
We can’t wait to see what you create. Thank you very much for speaking to us and best of luck for the future!