When Dax isn’t writing, she’s collecting odd photos online, reading recaps of her favorite shows or kicked back with a good book. She lives in Richmond, Texas with her husband, a shelf full of action figures and about a dozen imaginary friends.
What inspires you to write?
I just love the process. I rarely have to wait for inspiration. Ideas chase me down the street.
Tell us about your writing process.
As a writer, I should probably outline. I don’t. I have a general idea of where the story’s going when I start the first page, but I let it pour out naturally.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
The beauty of being a writer is you’re never alone. Lots of people sing in the shower. I’ve often wondered if it’s to drown out the characters talking in their heads.
What advice would you give other writers?
Read, read, read! Writers are readers. Take your favorite books and a highlighter and mark it up. Highlight the opening line, the high points of the story, how the author used sentence structure, and which verbs the author chose for the characters’ actions. I promise, this technique is one of the best writing lessons you’ll have.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I’m a hybrid author. I have books both traditionally published and self-published. I let instinct lead me.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I couldn’t begin to predict the future of publishing. What will happen will happen. I’ll just keep writing and see how it goes.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: young adult
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print