Sunday, March 24, 2013

Author Interview - Nicholas Black


I posted this interview on my blog, but I thought it would be helpful to post it again on this blog. Nicholas Black is an author and when I asked him some questions he wrote to me about NaNoWriMo and tips for writing.

Enjoy!

1. Hello! Can you tell us what your book is about?
"Chasing Darkness is about a 17-year old girl, Muriel Chase, who works as a Demon Hunter for the Vatican. There have recently been an alarming amount of verifiable possessions, and the Church is overwhelmed with having to deal with it. Along the way, Muriel meet, and falls for, one of her bodyguards, Michael. It's a really exciting story, with lots of clever twists and turns."

 2. Why did you choose to write in this genre?
"My mom, who reads lots of Paranormal Romance, convinced me to take a "stab" at the Genre. I, grudgingly, agreed, and I'm glad that I did. Chasing Darkness and Chasing Daylight are among my best selling and best reviewed projects."

3. Would you consider writing in any other genre?
"I write Horror, true Crime, non-fiction, spy thriller, etc."

4. Have you always wanted to be an author?
"I never intended to be an author. In fact, my real job is trading commodities in the Precious Metals spectrum."

5. What are some of your favourite books?
"Well, I'm a Dean Koontz fan, so pretty much anything he writes. I like David Sedaris, Chuch Palaniuck, Stephen King, to name a few."


6. Are you reading a book right now?
"Actually, my recent time has been consumed by working on the Screenplay for "See Jack Die" one of my other series. It's being adapted to TV for CBS, so that's a lengthy process."

7. If so, are you enjoying the book?
"Going from book to script is not as easy as it sounds. But I'm learning.  I also recently finished the second edition of "How to Write a Fiction Novel in 30 Days or Less" which is a guide for new writers, and experienced authors who wish to speed up their writing projects without sacrificing quality."

8. Have you ever taken part in NaNoWriMo?
"Sadly, I haven't. I get emails all the time. Sounds interesting."

9. What is your top tip for getting to that word count target?
"You have to write every day, even when you think what you're writing is ghastly. It's about consistency. If you take even a day off, it's really difficult to get back into the groove. One hour a day, every day, and if you can... get dictation software like Dragon Dictate, which will speed you up by a factor of two or three, for certain."

10. Do you have any advice for aspiring authors who may be reading this?
"Yeah, read your favourite authors, and study the books you like the most. If you like those books, and their pace and cadence, then you should try and emulate that. Also, read, "How to Write a Fiction Novel in 30 Days or Less" and then "How to Publish a Best Seller on Amazon.com". Those two books have lots of good information for getting your project off the ground and finishing within the next month or two."

Nicholas also added "And write every day!"

Thanks for the inteview, Nicholas Black!

If you want to find Nicholas on Twitter, he is @NicholasBlack60

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