Happy Monday, Everyone!
I hope you are having a great start to your week. Today I am excited to share with you an interview with D.W. Richards, author of the science fiction novel Alexandra Forever 2291 – Book One! This book is FREE on Amazon today, so be sure to pick up your copy ASAP.
Enjoy the interview!
An Interview with D.W. Richards
- What initially got you interested in writing?
People reacting (positively) to something that I have created. With a slightly different bent and skillset, that desire could just as easily have led to music or visual arts, but I have always been drawn to, and impressed by, great stories and a savvy turn of phrase.
2. What genres do you write in?
Literary and fantasy sci-fi.
3. What drew you to writing these specific genres?
Literary writing brings out the wordsmith in me while fantasy sci-fi opens the flood gates of my imagination.
4. How did you break into the field?
I self-published my novel “Pairs”.
5. What do you want readers to take away from reading your works?
An overall upbeat experience.
6. What do you find most rewarding about writing?
When someone who has read my work recounts a scene or character to me as if I was hearing about it for the first time. That was an engaged reader.
7. What do you find most challenging about writing?
There is nothing about the act of writing that I would say stands out as a particular challenge. This is not to say that the process runs perfectly smoothly all the time, quite the contrary. Sticking points simply vary from day-to-day. In one instance it can be describing a scene to my liking and in the next it can be finding the perfect word or putting together a natural sounding stretch of dialogue.
8. What advice would you give to people wanting to enter the field?
I won’t call it advice. I will label it considerations. 1) Think about whether or not you simply want to be a writer or whether you want to write. There is a difference. Are you prepared to put in the work or are you simply captivated by the notion of being an author? 2) When starting out, pick an easily identifiable genre and nurture it before expanding.
9. What type of books do you enjoy reading?
Well written. I’m not being facetious. I make an effort to keep my reading eclectic.
10. Is there anything else besides writing you think people would find interesting about you?
Nope. My interestingness peaks at being a writer.
11. What are the best ways to connect with you, or find out more about your work?
I welcome being in touch. The central hub is my author website: dwrichardsauthor.com. All my coordinates are there. I also maintain a site specific to the Alexandra Forever Project: alexandraforever.com. On most social media I am @A4EProject.