D.L Fletcher

Biography

I am a Canadian full-time employee - mother of two - grandmother of four - and married to a wonderful supportive man who writes in her spare time. I am trying to live at least part of my life doing what excites me the most.

I have had an infatuation with pens, paper, and notepads since I was a small child. This love affair is still as strong today as it was when I first learned to write cursive. I can't walk into a stationary store or down an aisle of pens and paper and not get sucked in.

As a young girl, I thoroughly enjoyed the library and card catalogs. I could get lost inside a library for days and I would have been in heaven - though I never admitted that to my friends because that would have been weird. I loved books. I still love books! I love everything about them! I love the smell of them, the cream thin or thick pages. I love the covers - soft or hard. I love the way a story can make you get lost inside of it - The author gives you the canvas but your mind does the painting.

All of it fuelled my dream of holding a copy of a book I wrote someday, and as my kids grew older the need got stronger. It was so strong I had to make it a reality. Even if I didn't sell one book, I needed to write one just the same and figure out how to get it into a physical book. I started writing my first novel in private. I wasn't ready to share my passion with anyone. I was just too shy - too self-conscious. Eventually, though I had no choice but to share my writing with close trusted people in order to get feedback - my mother being the first. I could trust her to be honest yet kind.

Armed with my mother's input and eventually the others I was brave enough to share my work with, I filled in the gaps making my first novel a much fuller story- and here I am - still shy and self-conscious with two published books! I'm not sure if I am a great writer or if my stories are interesting, but they are mine. I love the characters like they have lived a part of my life. I love the stories like they have been a part of my reality.

Anyway...that's the first mile of my journey. One that I hope will be a thousand miles long…

Smashwords Interview

What is your writing process?
My writing process is a story and characters. I know the beginning, the middle and the end. I know the main characters, but the extras just kind of appear. I sometimes write myself into a conundrum, but like the character and or chapter so much I have to keep them. I then find myself writing my way out of the predicament I set myself into. I think that is sometime my favorite part of writing - the surprise twists I never saw coming, or interesting character I had no idea I would meet. My story is the same one I set out to write, just with elements I had no idea would be there until they were...
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first story I ever read on my own was the Little Match Girl. It was a book with many stories. I was seven. This little girl in tattered clothing sitting outside a restaurant in the freezing cold. She was homeless if I remember. I do recall feeling so badly for her.

The first novel I ever read was V.C Andrews, My Sweet Audrina. All the girls at school were reading it. They were singing constantly about this book. Truth, I barely understood it. I was a slow reader, and I was young. Following that book I read Flowers in the Attic. Now that one made sense and I enjoyed it a lot. I think because I was able at this point to tune out noises around me and actually get absorbed into the book. I read the entire series. I read three different series by V.C Andrews before I grew bored and ventured out to other authors.
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