Okay, we’re into the last week of National Novel Writing Month now, and I still have a few spotlight interviews to share with you. Today’s comes from Star Davies, who’s come on my blog to promote Metamorphose.
When did you start with Nanowrimo?
I joined Nanowrimo back in late 2007 after some fellow writers created a buzz about the race to 50k. I was addicted. from 2007 – 2009 I entered the race and completed at least 50k words. In some cases far more. In 2010 and 2013 circumstances forced me to sit out on the excitement, but I was quickly back into it. While I have enjoyed the writing and the thrill of the race, my fondest memories of Nano are from the community of friends I have made over the years. Most of them have very strong characters and interesting stories I would love to see in print. They have been incredibly important to helping me grow stronger as a writer. I participate regularly on the Role Playing forum to blow off steam and de-stress from rough days. I love this community and am proud to support it.
What are you writing about this year?
For the first time since I seriously started writing, I am working on a screenplay. It’s incredibly stressful because the margins won’t work, the rules on formatting direction and dialogue are so strict, and my computer hates me. It’s a fantasy, because really, what else would I write? Last Man to Die is about an unlikely hero named Tov as he relates the horrors that humans sustained as they were exterminated by an animal-like race called the Kraits. Spoiler alert, he sustained injuries so great that he is the last human to die.
What is your favorite book – you have to pick just one!
Ha! Anyone who is a fan of fantasy knows how impossible that is. Most books come in a series. There are a lot that have influenced me, but I think I would have to go with … Robert Jordan’s A Memory of Light. I have never cried so much throughout a book before in my life, and I doubt I ever will again.
What advice would you give to all your fellow Wrimos?
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