About David J Delaney:
My name is David. I was a reader first long before I decided to make writing my passion. I enjoy horror, thriller and dark fantasy, pretty much anything with a dark twist. It also has to have strong characters I can get behind.
I was born and bred in Dublin, Ireland. A place with an immense literary legacy. In school I wrote but never thought it a permanent thing so I forgot about it. It was boredom and a want for creativity that started me writing again. I wrote short stories that were published online and in print for about a year before I decided to tackle a novel. The first attempt never saw the light of day but my second was self published in March of this year.
What inspires you to write?
Reading great fiction and the hope of achieving a small amount of that talent one day. Also I like to entertain. Having people read my work and say they enjoyed it feels really good and inspires more stories to be told.
Tell us about your writing process.
I lie somewhere in between an outliner and a panster. I roughly outline where I want to go then run for it. I weave in and out of my rough outline and embellish when and where I can. Recently I’ve been moving towards more outlining as other writer friends of mine really feel it helps the creative process along.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
All the time. They speak inside of my head during scene (sometimes not) and I write down what comes from them. I find they can move about independently once I flesh them out more and more. They really do take on a life of their own.
What advice would you give other writers?
Make connections with other writers and write something that interest you.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
After reading write, publish, repeat by Sean, Johnny and Dave of the self publishing podcast I decided this was the route I wanted to go in. The book was very convincing and when I delved more into the self publishing world I was excited by the prospect of maybe one day writing full time while remaining the sole decision maker with my work.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I hope there will be some kind of easy co-existence between self published and traditionally published work as well as ebook and physical book. It is very adversarial at the moment but I feel there is the will to built a better future to both. I think ebook will grow and become the dominant format in the industry but I also think other players will give Amazon a run for its money. Maybe even one of the big five.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: Thriller, Horror
What formats are your books in?: eBook
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