About Dario Solera:
Breaking stuff apart: that’s what Dario did in his childhood. Not because he was a mean boy, but because he wanted to know what was inside and how it worked. Peeking inside seemed the right thing to do.
So he ended up studying Information Technology and doing all things digital, from soldering components together to building complex distributed software systems. He now leans more toward the intangible world of ones and zero flipping around in the cloud. Software tends to be the most malleable artifact of human inventive, and that fits Dario perfectly.
And then he noted that something was amiss, so he started writing. Mind you, he has always loved writing, since when he was in primary school, but he started doing it seriously—purposefully—a few years ago.
When he’s not jotting down bits to form words, sentences, and concepts, he works as a Software Development Manager at an Italian cloud computing company. He loves sci-fi (quite obviously) and Formula 1. Oh, and good Italian food.
What inspires you to write?
Above all, the need to communicate, and then there is the thrill of inventing stories.
Tell us about your writing process.
I’m evolving my plotting and sketching abilities as I go forward. I tend to do everything in software, synced in the cloud so I can work from anywhere.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I don’t have conversations with my characters, but what happens is that they often break free from the constraints I set and develop their own traits, often showing a specific behavior. It’s as if characters already exist, somewhere, and they just have to be discovered.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
For now, I’ve never considered submitting to a publisher or finding an agent, because I want to keep my writing more a pleasant hobby than a job.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Publishing is leaning toward smaller, independent actors, from small presses to indie authors. This is going to increase the number of works available to readers, but demand will not increase accordingly. Tough times ahead!
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: Mostly science fiction
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print