About Dartanya Williams Sr.:
Dartanya Williams was born and raised on the south side of Philadelphia. Raised by his mother Catherine and his three brothers. Birthed into a family of great storytellers Dartanya inherited the gift and continued the tradition of storytelling. Dartanya from ex-gang member to a hardworking citizen.
A strange twist of fate, Dartanya suffered an accident on the job getting hit by a car not able to walk for months. He had to learn how to walk again during that period he turned tragedy into triumph completing eight novels and hundreds of short stories from dark gritty street tails that range from odyssey to wild fantasy roller coaster. Adventurous journeys in other worlds to deep introspective tender novels about relationships new love, lost love in this some time happy and unforgiving metropolis we all live work and play. Throughout it all embarking on his literary journey Dartanya is blessed with the knowledge of knowing his purpose.
What inspires you to write?
Reading Donald Goines book and going through various situation with being in a gang and life. Seeing people around me dying, doing drugs or going to jail. It inspired to tell their stories raw and real without censorship.
Tell us about your writing process.
Well, I write at three or four in the afternoon every day. I write two or three stories at a time. The reason is so I don’t get bored and I am following in the footsteps of Charles Dickens.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Yes, I do. I use my characters because I derived them from the characteristics of the people I met in my lifetime. I visualize them from head to toe. I give them their own particular voice.
What advice would you give other writers?
Write every day and read other genres because you learn how to write a well develop book. I learned to write better and lastly, it is not a marathon but a sprint. Being a great writer requires true dedication and great work ethic. I want to be famous like everyone else but I don’t want to put out a lot of garbage.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I decided I didn’t want my novels watered down or alter because it takes the impact from anyone.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
The future for publishing is that is here to stay. No matter the technology because books like the bible, William Shakespeare and Chester Himes will never end.
What genres do you write?: Crime Fiction
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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