Hello there and welcome back Travelers,
As always Saturday is here and Keyla Damaer is here with us to shed some light on her writing process, the books she writes, and we also get to know a bit about her.
What inspired you to start writing?
I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember. I can’t tell what exactly inspired me. A feeling, most probably.
When did you decide that you wanted to publish your first story?
In 2016, I was prompted by a friend to publish a novel. I’m glad that I did, ’cause readers seem to enjoy my stories.
Describe your writing space.
I have a two metres desk filled with more or less tidy sheets of paper I use to write notes, draw sketches, outline stories and timelines.
How do you do research for your books?
Internet mostly, but I also read a great deal of books every year. Reading fiction and non-fiction by other authors can be inspiring.
What motivates you to keep writing?
The ideas exploding inside my head if I don’t put them down into words. Giving them the right flow is the magic that requires the most.
Writing can be emotionally draining and sometimes stressful- particularly when stepping into the publishing realm of things. Any tips to share for the aspiring writers out there?
Don’t rush it. Write your thing, get acquainted with other authors, and follow their lead until you learnt to go on your own. Go from there.
Tell me about the books you write.
I write sci-fi mostly, although I have some fantasy and horror short stories I’m working on too. My main focus is on developing the Sehensuct series, featuring an army of aliens who look like lizard in humanoid shape. My main characters are usually aliens. Mostly because I’m attracted to things I don’t know. Call it curiosity. So, I often ask myself ‘what if?’ and go from there. For instance, what it feels like for a lizard when human touches it? As cold blooded creatures, do they feel our heat? And that’s how I create aliens.
How many books have you written so far? Are you in any anthologies? Which book has been your favorite to write? If you have a one that is. 🙂
Written five, published only one. The others are still drafts I’m working on.
Do you have a favorite character that you have written? Why are they your favorite? Are they the main character? Tell us about them.
I have many favourite characters and they’re not always MC. For instance, I’m now writing a short story that I intend to publish later this year. It’s connected to my saga, but its MC will appear in the saga only later on. Probably book 4 if not 5. She’s cool and funny and ironic. She’s an alien, of course.
Tell us about your latest writing project.
I’m currently reviewing the second novel on my saga. Once I’m done with that, I will move to book three, and intend to publish them one after the other. When is a good question, but the answer is that I just don’t know.
Let’s get to know a bit more about you. What do you like to do when you are not writing?
Reading, travelling, gardening.
If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?
Crazy, insecure, sarcastic.
If it were possible to have your favorite season all year long what season would it be?
Why did you choose that particular season?
I can’t stand the cold.
What songs/ music are on your playlist?
Mostly classical music.
What is your favorite food?
Pasta. I’m Italian, as I was born and live in Italy.
Who is your favorite author and why?
JRR Tolkien. Why would require an encyclopedia to explain.
What are you reading right now?
A horror story by an indie author.
What is one thing your readers don’t know about you?
That I’ve never been to Australia, although I wish to go one day.
Where can readers find out more about you and your books?
https://www.facebook.com/keyladamaer/ https://twitter.com/KeylaDamaer https://keyladamaer.wixsite.com/keyladamaer https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B075LDM5WV https://www.subscribepage.com/keyladamaer_free_story
Thank you for joining me on my blog today. Is there anything else you’d like to say before we head on out?
I wish you all a good reading, whatever you’re reading. Consider always to leave a review about what you enjoyed, and even if you didn’t, explain why. An author is always willing to know what readers like and whatnot.
Thank you Keyla for stopping by today and sharing your details with us. It has been awesome.
Travelers, we would love to hear your thoughts also.
Until next time,
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