About Daniela R. Lovejoy:
Born and living in the Northwest near beautiful nature with both forest and coast with in walking distance, Daniela likes to wander in those surroundings when the weather allows it. She enjoys the fresh air, and it gives her mind space to let new ideas flow.
When not writing, she loves to cuddle up with a book or watch a TV series or hang out with her friends and family.
Daniela have written short stories ever since her teenage years, but since the adult years she has had a sweet spot for gender swap and transformation stories focusing strongly on romance, adventure and the erotic. Daniela started writing them for her own amusement and to please her writing urge. She has now taken the leap and published a book and already working on her next.
What inspires you to write?
I have a vivid imagination that comes up with stories and ideas at all times of day, it can be while out for a walk or when making breakfast. The inspiration can come from just about anything, for example, it was a piece of news about the progress in DNA knowledge about unborn children and the information parents can get before their child is born that gave me the idea for the advanced DNA technology that would transform my main character from male to female in my book.
Tell us about your writing process.
For my first book, I’d the idea and plot line. Where I wanted it to start, what to happen as main points and where it should end. Then I created the characters that fitted into that structure, gave them traits that fitted to the choices they would have to make, trying to make them engaging for the readers and their actions logical for their situation. Then I started the actual writing of the book, knowing my characters and main plot points helped to pave the road towards them, creating dialog, and surroundings to help the story move towards and through those points. I make digital notes for ideas and plot, and then write mostly at my computer, sometimes it goes fast and other times it can move more slowly but that I think is fairly common for many writers.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I don't think I can say I listen or talk with them, not yet at least, but I try to put myself in their situation, try to keep in mind which personality they have and create their dialog, thoughts and actions based on that.
What advice would you give other writers?
I have written for years for my own enjoyment and first recently taken the leap to become a published writer, so I think my best advice is. If you want to be a writer or author, then do it because you enjoy writing since then you'll have a good time with what you do no matter if it’s just for yourself or to publish for others to read too.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I decided to self-publish since it's easy today and it’s a way to test out your writing skills, see how readers react to your book and of course maintain full control of your story. There is a lot of work in that too, especially with the promotion and marketing after but so far it’s been very rewarding and a continued good learning process for me that will help me a lot when I publish my next book.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
That’s hard to say, but with today's Internet and social media, the distance between authors and the readers have become a lot shorter and that I think will continue through both current platforms and new.
What genres do you write?: romance, erotica, science fiction, paranormal
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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