For the seventh week of our Inkitt Icons Interview Series, we caught a glimpse into the fantastical world of Catherine Edward. Hailing from India, Catherine is a writer, reviewer and blogger. She is passionate about Lycans, Werewolves, Witches and Vampires, and writes sizzling tales of love and betrayal.
Hey Catherine! You seem to love creatures of the night, but are you one of them? Tell us about your ideal time and place for writing.
I love to write on my couch in the living room at night.
Just as we suspected! We’d love to know what inspired you to write your current book.
I’ve always fantasised about mythical creatures, and stories about reincarnation intrigue me. I was searching for movies and books with a reincarnation plot when the idea for Reincarnated Love popped up.
Reincarnation is such a fascinating concept, it’s exciting that you’re incorporating it into your fiction. When it comes to the words themselves, do you just let them flow or do you map out your chapters beforehand?
I just write and go with the flow!
Nice! Who is your favourite character from your current book/s and why?
Katherine Wilcox from Reincarnated Love and Arianna Swanson from my Moving On series. Katherine is basically me, just seasoned with some fictional spices! I enjoyed writing her in a different light. Arianna also has many qualities of mine.
It’s interesting that you put yourself in your fiction, what a great way to explore your own identity. Please tell us, what is more important to you, characterisation or plot?
Both are important because the characters give life to the plot. So, both should be in sync.
Nicely put. As a successful Inkitt Icon, what advice would you give to authors who are just starting out?
Hard work and patience is key. Write for yourself and the rest will follow. Writing takes time and practice. Do not let your mistakes discourage you. Keep going.
Do you have a writing motto to accompany these excellent top tips?
Yes: focus on finishing your story and don’t worry about the mistakes you make. You can always go back and edit. This is something I tell myself often.
Indeed, you have to learn to silence your inner perfectionist while you write, and save it for the editing period! Do you have a favourite Inkitt author?
I’d say PenumbraMine, PartWolf and SteamyHot.
Cool! It’s brilliant to see authors supporting one another. And to finish off, please could you describe Inkitt in 3 words?
Friendly, Supportive, Responsive.
That’s great to hear. Thank you for chatting to us and good luck with your novels!