Interview with Carolin S. Petersen

What is your writing process?
My writing process? Well... I usually get ideas out of the blue and write them down in my notebook. When I begin writing, it usually isn't the best, and it often quite abrupt. I try to imagine a movie of events playing in my head and write them down accordingly. If I get an idea when I'm getting ready to go to sleep, I tell myself a story to help me have more ideas in the morning.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans made me the writer I am today. Without their support, I wouldn't have been able to come this far. There are haters, of course, but I remember very clearly how my loyal readers all defended me against a mean comment that someone wrote. I was so moved by it that I decided to dedicate my writing to all the loyal fans who stood by me.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I get out of bed earlier than most, mainly so that I may read, both physical and electronical, to see what people have put out, exposed, into the world.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy of writing for me is being able to please my readers, hold them in suspense and then give them plot twists. I love evoking emotion from those who read my stories.
Who are your favorite authors?
My favorite authors are, of course, J.K. Rowling, for her amazing job of writing the Harry Potter series, and making an entire world of magic for her loyal following to experience. and of course, Rick Riordan, who wrote the Percy Jackson series, simlarly making a whole world for his readers.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first story I ever wrote was in grade 3. It was a fanfiction for The Guardians of Ga'Hoole, where I made my own characters and basically followed the same plot of the story.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Well, first, I was on Wattpad, writing Fanfictions so that I could develop my skills for writing plot. I mainly choose ebooks that peak my interest and are unique.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I'm just staring out, so I wanted to start small. I want ot get my work out into the world to see what people make of it.
What are you working on next?
I am working on many things. Fanfictions and Originals, I just love to write. I can;t give anything away though. It's all hush-hush.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When I'm not writing, I'm usually reading. When I'm not reading, I'm watching movies to get ideas. My whole life basically revolves around literature.
Published 2016-12-08.
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Books by This Author

Broken Compass
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,680. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
In the medieval kingdom of Ghanara, all is in disarray. The evil emperor, Absinthe, has taken over by use of deception, trickery...and a magical amulet. But who will stop him? A knight and his followers? A brave heroine and her ever-loyal sidekick? Or a ragtag group of misfits just trying to get by? Join Axel, Ava, Meredith, and Tobias as they brave the lands outside city limits on their quest.
The Girl of the Forest
Price: Free! Words: 1,620. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Gwendolyn, a child abandoned at birth, is taken in and raised by a small family of fairies. As she grows, she learns many things, including how to control and manipulate magic. At the tender age of eight, she discovers something new. Humans. Will Gwendolyn be accepted, or forever exiled by her own kind?