Interview with Dani René

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, it was a fan fiction called My L490. Looking back on it now I still cringe, it needs a lot of editing to be ready for publishing. Maybe one day!
What is your writing process?
I start with an idea of characters. For me they are what make a story. I tend to build them up in my mind before going to paper. A lot of authors say that making notes help them. I tend to write from my head. I hardly ever make notes. Unless of course there's a particular time frame I need to keep in mind.

I sit down and the story seems to write itself.
How do you approach cover design?
I am a graphic designer, so I find the design process fun and exciting. I tend to sit with the title for a while and then play around with at least 5 or 6 different ideas. I look at most cover designs as a customer. What would I want to buy if I was in the store?
Describe your desk
Messy! Haha, papers, notes, pens, cups of coffee, my iPhone and my Macbook. It's a bit of ordered chaos.
When did you first start writing?
I am still new to writing. I only started in January 2015!
What's the story behind your latest book?
Well, the latest one is still a work in progress. The one I am publishing at the moment was inspired by two brothers. Of course, there is a girl in the middle. I think a lot of my writing is personal in a way. I write the female character in my 'image'. Like how would she think? What would she say etc. The story is a bit of a emotional rollercoaster!
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I wanted to write and I wanted to share it. I write for myself. And if people like it, then that's cool
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I have always loved getting lost in a book. Now when I am writing I get lost in the book but I can say how it ends.
What do your fans mean to you?
They're everything to me! If it weren't for them I may never have taken the plunge to get published!
What are you working on next?
It's a love story, both characters have very dark and destructive pasts. They're broken. It's also very much an emotional rollercoaster. I love pulling my readers in like that. The story follows their journey of healing and finding or hoping to find love again.
Who are your favorite authors?
way too many to mention!
Published 2015-10-08.
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