The Early Years
So, you're a little camera shy, hmm, Daryl?
Cute picture, though. Okay. So what have you written?
I have four published novels and one work in progress. A Kept Woman, Sexy Red Hood, Black Dorn and Capri's Fate.
What is your favorite genre to write?
Erotic romance – although at the moment it's not my favourite as I am stuck in my latest book. Erotic romance is not porn. It is romance with detail. It's not publicly for everyone, but with the advent of ereaders you would be amazed at who is reading it.
Yes, I've noticed that. No one knows what's on your kindle. And it's very unusual to have a shy erotica writer. What is your favorite food?
Chocolate. You can ask anyone who even sort-of knows me. CHOCOLATE!
Where would you like to visit?
Favorite musical artist. And do you listen to music when you write? What?
Tchaikovsky or Beethoven. No, I don't listen to music when I write. My head would go off on other adventures.
What makes you laugh?
British comedy. Mr. Bean. Top Gear.
How old were you when you started writing?
Whatever age someone taught me how to put the words in my head on paper.
Where do you get your inspiration?
Anything and everywhere triggers an idea which blossoms into a book. I once figured out a book based on a line I thought of while sitting in a hot tub.
What do you do when you get a writer's block?
Whine. Moan. Complain. Bang my head on my laptop. Eat chocolate.
Who is your favorite author?
Best book you ever read.
Don't know that I have a "best book". I have favourites that I'll read over and over again. I have one that is a coffee table book of palaces and castles. I can really lose myself in those photos.
Who is the one person who has influenced your personal life the most and why?
My daughter. My world had such a paradigm shift when she was born and even today – she's 26 – she challenges my views of the world and makes me look at things differently.
If you could sit down and have a conversation with ONE person, living or dead, real or fictional, who would it be and why?
Queen Elizabeth II. If it was possible to get her to kick off her shoes, take off her crown, put her feet up and just talk – think of the incredible stories she could tell. The people she has met – world and religious leaders. The moments in history she's lived through.
What advice would you give someone who aspired to be a writer?
Get a critique group. A real one – not family and friends. I belong to one and although several of us have become friends, we can still point out errors and plot line problems. The perspective of a different set of eyes looking at your work and seeing things from a different angle is so helpful. As writers, we get very attached to our work. Almost obsessively. Each word is crucial to the whole story. A cp (critique partner) has the distance to suggest what works and what doesn't, the old adage is true – can't see the forest for the trees.
Great advice! Great interview, Daryl. Thanks for coming.
Where can we find you?
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/daryl.devore
Facebook Author Page - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Daryl-Devore/280168402052520
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Google+ - Daryl Devore
Wattpad - http://www.wattpad.com/user/DarylDevore
GoodReads Author Page - http://www.goodreads.com/DarylDevore
Amazon Author Page - http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B004TJ1354
Plus – Triberr, LinkedIn, SocialOmph etc.