About D.C. Head:
I am an award winning author and recipient of the Literary Titan Silver Star Award. I’ve been writing for 14 years but I did not publish my first book until 2007 and my second book in 2014. I consider myself a cross-genre author, having written poetry and prose, in addition to a humor book and more recently a thriller/ mystery project.
What inspires you to write?
I come from a family of writers and as a child, I always enjoyed writing short stories, poetry, and essays. It’s always been a passion of mine. I get my inspiration from personal experiences, or sometimes my writing is inspired by my mood.
What authors do you read when you aren’t writing?
Tana French, James Patterson, Dean Koontz, celebrity humor authors such as Tina Fey and Trevor Noah.
Tell us about your writing process.
I outline before I even begin to write using a regular word document . If I’m working on a novel, then I write out a character analysis so that I am able to paint a picture of each character’s personality and how they will influence the plot, premise, climax and many other things in the book. Understanding your characters will help shape and unfold each scene and event. If I’m writing nonfiction, then a detailed outline and thorough research of each important point in the outline helps to tighten up the entire book.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
In my current thriller/mystery project that I’m working on, I get inside each and every one of my characters and act out their roles to help me paint the scene. They speak to me and that’s how their personalities are formed.
What advice would you give other writers?
Keep writing, even when you have writer’s block for a brief moment, don’t give up. Take a breather and get back into writing mode.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
Traditionally, I pitched queries to traditional literary agencies. They all felt I had a strong project but it just wasn’t something they felt they could represent with enthusiasm at the time. So, I decided to self publish and do all of the foot work to get it out there.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think book publishing will adjust with the ever changing digital age.
What genres do you write?: Nonfiction humor, fiction thriller and mystery
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print, Audiobook
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