Interview with DC Nixon

What is your writing process?
I sit down, I blast my ears with music, and I just let it flow out. I don't question it and I don't re-read back through it.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I like to read on my phone. It's a good size to fit in my hand and it doesn't get heavy or annoying to hold. I also like the fact that the text is small, it makes it seem like more of an intimate experience. Using a phone- it's fast, it's easy, and it's usually always on you.
When did you first start writing?
I started 'seriously' writing when I was seventeen. My friend introduced me to fanfiction.net and it boggled my mind that you could go on this website and read stories about your favorite characters from TV shows that you love. I only lasted a month with solely reading before I tried my hand at writing my very own story. The response was good even though my grammar was a mess, but I took everything on board and grew so much as a writer. It was really an invaluable experience.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Being able to create my own characters and give them a voice is the greatest joy for me. I like to push the boundaries and place my characters in trying situations just to see how they deal with it. I also like being able to put a lot of my point of view/teachings across in my writing. I don't claim to have all the answers to life, but I think I'm pretty wise for someone so young. Plus, I just really like helping people in need.
How do you approach cover design?
I think of what the story is about and what I would like to see on the cover. When that's decided, I mock up a design and then tweak it. I find what works and what doesn't. When that's complete I send it to someone else and get their thoughts. It's a long process, but you need to get right.
What do you read for pleasure?
Anything and everything, but lately I've been reading Wikipedia. I love knowledge, I love learning new things. I will search for some of the most random things and read all about it, willing it to memory. I just really love information of all kinds.
Describe your desk
My desk is always messy. I try and clean it, but it never stays that way. However, as long as my laptop has enough room to sit level, I don't have a problem.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a small country town. I guess I've lived a somewhat sheltered life, perhaps that's why I write about some of the topics that I do. Who knows? I have more insights into this, but a little mystery is always a good thing.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans mean everything to me. Seriously, without fans you have nothing. I hope I have fans, I really do, because I want my stories to be read. I will always hold my fans as my greatest asset and I hope I never lose sight of this.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The thought of doing something extraordinary, the thought that maybe, just maybe I will be able to help someone today. I really do like to help people, especially through my writing.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading mainly. I also skateboard and mountainboard. You need something semi-reckless in your life to allow you to let go and that's mine. I also love to watch TV shows and movies. I'm a pretty straightforward person, but then again I never do anything that would be considered ordinary.
Published 2013-09-19.
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Perfectly Scarred
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 106,200. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
Mark Sanderson is a sixteen year old boy just trying to survive, but between his abusive mother pulling him down into the darkness and newcomer Hayden Mitchell reaching out to show him the light, he has a tough decision to make. Will Mark choose the light or will he stay in the dark? And what happens when Mark finds out that Hayden has secrets as well, dark secrets that rival his own?