A Perfect 10 with Nick Davis


Hello,

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.

If you want to check out past interviews, you can find them in the following links:

A.C. Flory, Steve Boseley, Kayla Matt, Mae Clair, Jill Sammut, Deanna Kahler, Dawn Reno Langley, John Howell, Elaine Cougler, Jan Sikes


Nick Davis

  • 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?

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Sean Connery- Have you ever regretted playing James Bond?

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William Shatner-What was the funniest thing you ever did on the set of Star Trek?

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JRR Tolkien- What inspired you to write about Elves, Dwarves, Orcs, and Hobbits?

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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.

Find Nick’s Books:

Bargo Lynden

Nick’s Amazon Page:

Nick’s Blog:

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