Born and raised in New Jersey, so, yeah, he has a bit of an edge to him. It’s not his fault.
What inspires you to write?
I always wanted to be a writer. Now I am. Everything inspires me. I’m always thinking and always breaking things down.
For inspiration, I listen to music, podcasts and watch a ton of movies.
Tell us about your writing process.
I write when I can, but I write everyday. I use Scrivener and never looked back. I also use an analog notebook called a “Baron Fig”.
Generally, I break down the story as much as I can. I’m a big believer in the 3 act structure for novels and screenplays. Then I delve into the story at what ever scene I’m ready to write.
Writing can be bliss when you’re really going, but it can be painful and damaging. You just have to slog through them.
And that’s what I do.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I listen to my characters, and type what they say. Sorta like a court stenographer.
What advice would you give other writers?
A writer writes. Clue’s in the title. If you’re a writer, and you’re not writing, you’re wasting time. Get it done.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
Rejection is a tough thing for each writer to deal with. I had it in spades. SO…one day, I put my books on Amazon, and I never looked back.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I hope Self Publishing strangles Traditional Publishing to a noble submission.
What do you use?: Co-writer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Children’s Books
What formats are your books in?: eBook
Link To Dennis Santaniello Page On Amazon
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