Interview with D. N. Carver

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Creating characters. Each character has their own story, their own history, connecting them and finding out what makes them tick is by far my favorite thing about writing.
Who are your favorite authors?
Jane Linskold and Nicky Charles are my two favorites. I don't think I could choose one or the other if I tried.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I spend it either playing a PC game called petz or hanging out with my friends, usually watching movies.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Usually by recommendations by friends or artists/authors I watch already. Occasionally I'll just browse a genre and the first 10 books or so that strike me will find their way to my reader.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, though I don't have it anymore. It was about a girl who's tooth started talking and getting her in trouble in school that I wrote when I was in the 3rd grade. Once I lost the note book it was in I stopped writing it.
What is your writing process?
I usually start with a vague idea or character. I toy with ideas and play with various scenarios for quite a while, occasionally putting them to paper. Then I jump to typing/writing them down in random note books. Some I do scenes randomly in random order and others I sit and go scene by scene in chronological order. Then I read it to myself, decide I don't like it for one reason or another, and start to rewrite it. Then I do the same thing again...and again...and again. Which is why I don't ever really finish anything.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
I love the Lycan Law series by Nicky Charles. Charles' style is very engaging and her character development in phenomenal.
How do you approach cover design?
I really don't have an approach. My best friend is an amazing artist so I just go to her and tell her vaguely what the story is about, assuming she hasn't already read it, and trust her judgement.
What do you read for pleasure?
I read a mixture of fantasy, fanfics, and romance(historical or paranormal usually).
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Nothing in particular. I enjoy writing, and I enjoy sharing it. Publishing with a company seems like a lot more work than I feel my works deserve.
Published 2014-02-10.
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Books by This Author

Plane Dream
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Price: Free! Words: 1,670. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
Magdalene did not know she had fallen asleep until she woke up. She blinked her eyes tiredly trying to bring her surroundings into focus. She briefly wondered where she was then remembered she had been on a plane. She stretched glade she no had had no dreams. As she stretched she felt her hand scrape something hard and rough.