Elvira Drake

Biography

Hi, I'm Elvira Drake. I was born in Tokyo, Japan but now live in TN. I have an honors B.A. in Communication (Film & Video Production) with a minor in Philosophy from The University of Memphis. I'm TEFL certified, meaning I can teach English as a foreign language.

I have completed two feature screenplays and I'm working on others. I've written quite a few shorts as well which you an read here:
https://www.scriptrevolution.com/profiles/elvira-drake

The film genres I typically write scripts in are thrillers, crime dramas, and comedies.

Smashwords Interview

What is your writing process?
It can start in a number of different ways. Sometimes I come up with a title that I think is catchy or interesting and work around it (brainstorm) and see what I come up with. Other times I might have a character sketch. I ask what happens to the character? Why? How? When? Who? Sometimes I see a powerful scene in my head and build a story around it. It can also start with a dream ( I have many bizarre dreams.) So for me, dreams can turn out to be a free writing prompt!
I don't have a set-in-stone process of writing. Maybe that's what makes writing so interesting for me.
How do you approach cover design?
I've always designed my own cover. They don't look fancy but they don't look horrible either. I just re-did all of my book overs so they all feature my repeat patterns. They look more uniform (ie. You can tell that these books are all from the same person.)
Read more of this interview.

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Books

Anthony Miller
Price: Free! Words: 1,670. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Anthony Miller, divorced with two teenage kids, is an unassuming office worker. So no one expects the man threatening to jump off the top of a high rise building is him!
Birds
Price: Free! Words: 1,670. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Lori muses about birds, her birds, as her nagging psychiatrist pushes for further explanation.
A Stranger at the Monastery
Price: Free! Words: 3,900. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
A strange, old woman appears at a secluded monastery in Wyoming with a message for the man in charge, Bishop Kallistos Stavros. This self-professed oracle tells him that God told her to warn him of a great fireball falling from the sky... onto his monastery! She warns of Satan coming in disguise. Things are not as they seem.
Petunia and Sir Alfred
Price: Free! Words: 4,790. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Coming of age
Al, a janitor at Lakeview Asylum, never noticed Petunia, a young schizophrenic patient, until Nurse Kathy nudges him into socializing with her. Little does he know he will get pulled into Petunia's bizarre metaphysical world. She claims to be a prophetess, filling one notebook after another with frantic scribbles. Intrigued by her strange religion, he becomes a neophyte initiate.
Project Spiralbound
Price: Free! Words: 8,940. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
John Mortenson, a poor student at an Ivy League university trying to make some easy money gets trapped in a bizarre psychological experiment. (This story was inspired by the true story of Ted Kaczynski, better known as the Unabomber, and the mind control experiments he was subjected to as a young Harvard student.)
Fire Boy
Price: Free! Words: 5,430. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Coming of age
Fire Boy is a short story about Jeremy Scott, a thirteen-year-old, bed-wetting pyromaniac with a grim home life and an awkward social life. What can become of such a sad creature?

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