About Demetria Head:
Award-winning author, D.C. Head is the recipient of the Literary Titan Book Award for her humor/parody book "The Little Handbook for Navigationally Challenged Cidiots". Having worked on multiple upcoming book projects, D.C. Head considers herself a cross-genre writer.
What inspires you to write?
It could be a mood or personal experience that inspires me to write. When I wrote the Cidiots book, that was inspired by crazy driving blunders on the roadways.
What authors do you read when you aren’t writing?
James Patterson, Tana French, Dean Koontz, and Steven King.
Tell us about your writing process.
Before I start, I always create an outline and character analysis, so that I have a better idea of how I want my book to flow and how I want the characters and atmospheric scenes to affect the readers.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I talk and listen to my characters and create dialogue around how that character speaks to me.
What advice would you give other writers?
If writing is your passion, then write and don't stop writing. This is your career if you really want to take it seriously.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I figured that by self-publishing, I would have more creative control over what I wanted to write and how I wanted to write it. But self-publishing requires a lot of hard work just like traditional publishing. Writing the book is just the beginning. But, I would love to try my hand at querying an agent for representation in the traditional publishing world. When you are picked up by a traditional publisher, there are so many more advantages and resources that your agent has access to. Whereas, you are working with limited resources when you self-publish. Don't get me wrong, both avenues are beneficial in their own ways.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think that with the world becoming more and more digital, the book publishing business is going to have to continue to adjust to accommodate an every-changing world. But I think book publishing will still be around indefinitely.
What genres do you write?: nonfiction, humor, parody, satire, fiction, thriller, mystery
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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