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Frank Beddor

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Literary Sleuth and world creator Frank Beddor dared to expose the true story of Wonderland in the New York Times bestselling young adult trilogy The Looking Glass Wars. To satisfy the awakened curiosity of his readers he continued to tell the parallel adventures of Royal Bodyguard Hatter Madigan’s search for the lost princess in the graphic novel series Hatter M. He lives in Los Angeles.

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Frank Beddor What do you like to do in your free time when you're not writing amazing books?

I READ amazing books. Admittedly, a lot of that time isn't exactly…more
What do you like to do in your free time when you're not writing amazing books?

I READ amazing books. Admittedly, a lot of that time isn't exactly 'free'. I steal it from my sleeping hours. It's not unusual for me to spend most of the night reading, catch a two hour nap, and then get up to face reality. I also enjoy wandering, the experience of moving without any pre-ordained destination. Just eyes open, aware to every nuance of the environment, taking it all in. This is how I re-charge.

What do you do when you have the idea for the story planned out in your head, but don't know how to get it on paper?

I try not to strangle it to death by over-thinking. I try to allow it to breathe and develop in its own creative pattern as long as possible. And then slowly, I approach it and begin to observe and take notes. Most importantly, I try to switch off the left hemisphere of my brain (linear thinking/ problem solving) and allow the right hemisphere (imagery/visuals) to 'show' me the story. Once I see the visuals I can describe and articulate it onto the page. It is a collaboration with the unconscious, the muse, however you want to think about it. An inspired idea for a story or a character does not belong to the writer alone. It's a gift from the creative forces.

How do you come up with such great ideas?

I don't come up with anything. I listen to the subtle, creative energies that surround us. If you listen close enough patterns become discernible, like conscious dreams. I know an 'idea' is right on if it gives me a shiver. And I never say, "I had an idea." I always phrase it, "An idea came to me." A writer must first be humble and understand you are only an articulate channel for the stories that deserve to be told.(less)
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"I received a free copy of the novel through a goodreads giveaway. This novel is the prequel to the Looking Glass Wars, and while I have never read the series I intend to after reading this novel. I found the plot of the story very interesting and..." Read more of this review »
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"I have read the Looking Glass Wars before but it was so long ago I barely remember the story. So if you haven't read the Looking Glass Wars series then don't worry because you're still going to enjoy the heck out of this book.

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“I tell you to think black thoughts and you come up with that?!" the lieutenant had screamed. "Is a guinea pig bad? Do you consider a guinea pig the representation of all that is evil?"

Maybe... if it's an evil guinea pig.”
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“You can't spend so much time in a place and not carry a bit of it inside you.”
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“But I killed you,” Alyss said. “Did you?” Red turned to The Cat. “Why wasn’t I informed?”
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