This is a special mid-week edition of A Perfect 10 with my friend, author Nick Davis. Nick is going to tell us about his latest work and a bit about his inspiration.
Please enjoy this latest edition of A Perfect 10.
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- Does writing energize or exhaust you?
The more I write, the more I’m energized by what I write.
- Do you ever write under a pseudonym? If not have you considered it? Why or why not?
I’ve always used my real name. I’ve thought about a pseudonym, but as yet have decided. If I did, my first name would probably be something like Bartholomew.
- Does a big ego help or hurt writers? Why or why not?
I believe too big an ego can hurt an author, but you do need to at least be confident in your own work.
- What was the best money you ever spent as a writer?
It would have to be the day at the NYS Fair, where I paid a small fee for a space, and tripled my investment for the day.
- What does writing success look like to you? Have you achieved it.
Success is creating a following. I have more followers on Twitter than any other social media. But real success to me is knowing that a complete stranger sent me an e-mail saying he loved my work, and expects to see more from me.
- What kind of research do you do, and how long do you spend researching before beginning a book? What sources do you use?
My latest work required a different kind of research than my sci fi books. I make sure I research the topics well as I write about them, mostly online. My current book required some knowledge of nautical terms and research of weaponry. My previous novels were a lot of scientific terms.
- How do you select the names of your characters? Have you ever regretted choosing a particular name? Why?
Usually I make them up as I go. My current story, I created the names long ago, when I was just a preteen, and first wrote it. A couple of names were too similar, so I had to change them.
- What is the hardest type of scene to write?
Although I write a lot of battle scenes, I find they are still the hardest to capture the actual atmosphere of the moment.
- If you could have dinner with four people, living or dead, who would they be and what would you want to ask them?
Sean Connery- Have you ever regretted playing James Bond?
William Shatner-What was the funniest thing you ever did on the set of Star Trek?
JRR Tolkien- What inspired you to write about Elves, Dwarves, Orcs, and Hobbits?
Stephen King- What keeps your creative process flowing?
- What platform has brought you the most success in marketing your books?
Word of mouth, and direct sales at fairs, festivals, and book signings.
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