Interview with DC Nixon

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 to see how they deal with it.
What is your writing process?
I sit down, I blast my ears with music, and I just let it flow. I don't question it and I don't re-read back through it.
Describe your desk
My desk is always messy. I try and clean it, but it never stays that way. As long as my laptop has enough room to sit level, I don't have a problem.
What are you working on next?
I have so many books in the works right now. I have two almost completed novels, Bridges and Ethical, then I have two that have been started Atomic and Lyden, plus RiseFall. I'm just working hard and trying to put my writing out into the world.
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'll be able to help someone through my writing.
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 too 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.
Do you prefer to read or write?
Write, always write. I like to be the one in control and I like creating everything from scratch.
How do you approach cover design?
I think of what the story is about and what I'd 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 it right.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading mainly. I also 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 2015-10-05.
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Books by This Author

Perfectly Scarred
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 81,150. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
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Mark Sanderson isn't your average sixteen year old, he's socially isolated, struggling to survive, with a black heart, or so he thinks. Things change when Mark meets newcomer Hayden Mitchell, he tries to stay away, but he's powerless to resist the pull of Hayden's eyes. Both have secrets they want to hide, but nothing can stay buried forever.