Daniel Jordan

Biography

Daniel Jordan lives in Nottingham, UK, where he can be found pulling pints by night and writing books by slightly later at night. His writing career began at a foolishly young age with a series of comics about a terrifyingly anthropomorphic worm, and has come along at least a little bit since then. Daniel uses the knowledge gained from his English Language and Literature degree to bore his friends, snark on the internet, gush about how interesting language is, and, occasionally, to write books. In his free time he enjoys travelling, reading, video games, playing the guitar, and boring his friends by talking about how interesting language is. Daniel's all-time favourite books are Catch-22 and Last Chance to See, both of which he really quite seriously recommends.

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
This is a difficult question to answer. It's like trying to describe a dream; you can see it, but if there are words to describe it, then it's impossible to get them in the right order. But sometimes, when I write, I find things just clicking into place, plot points linking up, the scramble of words all coming together into something that works. On my first draft of Mirrorworld, I went into most chapters with only a very rough idea of where I'd end up by their end, and made up the progress to that point completely on the fly, and for the most part, that worked, and sometimes, looking back in later drafts, I'd realise that I'd written a larger thematic connection into the undercurrent of what was going on, without even consciously realising I was doing it. But that's it; there's a certain zone where it all just works, the same way anyone who's ever constructed something, physically or not, must feel when they can look on it and say that it's finished, and admire the way the rivets and bolts all fit together. Writing a book is a story in itself; I kept a diary of my doing so, and it's a pretty fascinating, if personal, read.

So I guess my answer to this is is one part 'a whole bunch of things' and one part 'the entirety of the thing'... Eep.
What's your writing process?
Coffee, procrastination, and guilt about how much I've been procrastinating. Also not speaking to my loved ones for prolonged lengths of time, unless it's to use them as someone to talk at while I figure out a plot point or something.
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Books

After Hours
Price: Free! Words: 2,550. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The four horsemen of the apocalypse walk into a bar... An extra epilogue to 'Mirrorworld'.
Mirrorworld
You set the price! Words: 150,470. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
One man stands on the brink of death, tired of life, of a world that never wanted him. But another world waits beyond his reflection, and there, in its strange reflection of the reality he knows, dark magic and villainous beasts are gathering for an assault. There, he is needed.

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