Saturday, December 24, 2016

Smasword Book Publisher's Interview Continued

As I promised, I will be posting from time-to-time my interview by Smashwords, which I hope will shed some insights into the creation of the two books, The Shaitan and Hobo Handbook: Memoirs of a Homeless Poet in New York, I published through their online Ebook distribution platform. So, here it is! As always I welcome your thoughts.

-Daniel Canada aka Obsidian

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?

The greatest joy of writing for me is to taking a blank page (or in the case of a computer, screen) and transposing it into a new, hither-before-known world, full of living characters, plots and conflicts made up from the nether regions of my own imagination. i can't think of another joy that equates to this. 

What is your writing process?

Most of the writing is done in my head first. After mentally editing the story and seeing that the story line is tight I began to flush out the outline on my computer. From there I build my character profile, giving each character an extensive background history. If there's any research needed to be done I proceed with that.

When all of this is completed to my satisfaction, I begin the actual writing of the story, the re-write and then the editing. I find this writing process to be the best for producing the quality work that I can be proud to present to my audience of readers. 


They are not being sold on at this time.

To view a few sample pages or to purchase the books visit:  (Note: You must 1st remove “adult content” filter from top right hand corner of Smashword page to access the books, by clicking the “Adult Content” button before searching for the titles titles in search field).

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