About Cat Caie:
Hello, I’m Cat Caie. I’m 16 years old and I’ve just published my first book. I speak 6 languages: English, German, Spanish, Valenciano, French and Italian. I love to write but I also like to play my guitar, sing and listen to music. I also love photography.
What inspires you to write?
As a child, my imagination would take me away from my boring lessons and it would just entertain me more. However, I did love it when we got to read in class too because the author was able to transport me to another world. Soon enough, I realised that I wanted to share my stories with other people because I’d always loved reading and I wanted to give something back.
Tell us about your writing process.
Most of the time, I just let my character grow how it wants to. Except, recently, I started drawing mind maps which outlined ideas and the personalities of my characters. I tend to write about 1000 words a day because it keeps me motivated and if I’m really into it, I can write up to 2000 words a day, which would be about 12000 a week. I don’t normally write on the weekends as much. Instead, I concentrate on other things.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I’d definitely say that my characters have a life of their own and they sometimes surprise me and make me laugh. A lot of the time, my characters say things based on what other people have said around me at the time of me writing it.
What advice would you give other writers?
I’d say it is very important to write how you’re feeling and to never force it out. I also recommend having a daily goal because if you do a little every day, you’ll always feel like you’re getting closer and closer to where you want to be.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
At first, I wasn’t planning on publishing my book, seeing as I’m 16 and I thought it probably wasn’t good enough and people wouldn’t want to read it. However, I got a few people to proof read it and they really enjoyed it. Those people and my friends encouraged me to publish it. Finally, I got motivated enough to publish it this summer seeing as I had a lot of time.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think now that self-publishing has become easier, it has also become more popular. This isn’t always good because there will now be a lot of people publishing just to get money instead of just out of passion. But, it’s also really helpful for young people like me to be able to grow and experience.
What genres do you write?: Young Adult, Romance
What formats are your books in?: eBook
Link To Cat Caie Page On Amazon
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