David agreed to answer a few questions for us. David, why do you write in your genre? What draws you to it?
I do not write exclusively in one genre; I also write speculative fiction and poetry. The latter is often dark and obsessional. So the romance area gives me some counterbalancing light.
What research is required?
My recommendation would be to become proficient at The Times crossword, or the US/Canadian equivalent of that. It really does extend the vocabulary. Plus as much reading as possible of the Gothic tradition for the paranormal.
Name one thing you learned from your hero/heroine.
You may get greater euphoria if you have formerly been ultra-circumspect/inhibited. I was brought up as an ultra-prude. Now I have a formula for romance writing.
Any odd or interesting writing quirks, habits or superstitions?
When editing my work, I tend to start at the end, and read backwards, paragraph by paragraph.
Plotter or pantser?
I’m not sure what a ‘pantser’ is. I Believe in writing carefully constructed plots, and I also have a wardrobe fetish.
Look to your right – what’s sitting there?
An unidentified spectre
Anything new coming up from you? What?
One straightforward romance story, and one story combining romance, mythology and time-travel
Do you have a question for our readers?
Do you like innovations, surprises and challenges in what you read. Do you have other reading areas?
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