Ask the Author: Chesney Infalt

What would you like readers to know about you?  

Something I would like readers to know about me is that I strive to inspire readers to overcome things that they are going through by showing my characters going through some of those types of things, whether it be deep emotional wounds that have caused them to be bitter or have PTSD, anxiety, etc. Not all of the things they overcome are emotional-based, but those are a few examples.
 

What is your book about for those who haven’t read it? 

The Three is a fantasy novel about a trio who set out to fix what their ancestors failed to do. It does wrap itself up in the one book, but a decent amount of these characters will be showing up in books in the series. 

 

What has been your inspiration for writing it? 

Each project tends to be inspired by something different, and this particular one was influenced heavily by music. There were a few songs that really unleashed my imagination and helped to shape the story. Funny enough though, if you were to listen to the music and read my book, I don’t think anyone would have connected the two, or be able to really see how one spawned the other since the book evolved a lot from its origins. 

 

What was your favorite scene or part of your book to write? 

One of my favorite scenes to write in The Three was a battle scene towards the end of the book. There was so much going on emotionally and physically, and it was fun to write out the movie scene I could see in my head. 

 

What books or authors inspired you to become a writer?  

The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit have always been favorites of mine, being the biggest reason for my love of elves, dragons, and magic. I also have been inspired by Cinda Williams Chima’s Seven Realms Series and all of Sarah J Maas’ works for their fun characters and engaging writing styles. 

 

What advice would you give to aspiring authors who want to write a book? 

My advice for aspiring authors would be to set a goal for yourself and learn to be disciplined with it. I heard a well-known author suggest to write 1,000 words a day. Of course, everyone has different schedules and abilities, so tailor it to you. 

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