Q/A: Ask the Characters

Quick, a Writing Challenge! How well do I know my main character(s)? Here’s a brief interview with five provided questions that I found online to do for fun:

1. What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Regal: Once I landed a role in an adult film that catered to a select market. I coveted 12 human souls that evening. That includes the actors and film crew.

Keir: My biggest achievement? I don’t quite know if I have one…I’ve only done what is expected of me.

2. Which talent would you most like to have?

Regal: Being musically inclined would be useful. Everyone loves a musician who can sing and play a guitar or piano.

Keir: My mother was always talented at knitting and sewing. She tried to teach me but I couldn’t get the hang of it. It’d be nice to make her something for a change.

3. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

Regal: I would get rid of the scars on my back.

Keir: I wish I were wiser and understood more about Earth.

4. What do you do when you get bored?

Regal: I’ll hang out with Etoile and we’ll play poker or some other card game. He typically wins, but every once in a while luck is on my side.

Keir: I really enjoy solving puzzles, like Sudoku or word searches. I’m really bad at crosswords though…

5. What is your worst fear?

Regal: Losing my sense of self.

Keir: Disappointing those who put so much faith in me.

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Q/A: Ask the Author

I’ve filled out another Q/A! This one is a bit longer and more in depth. If you have a question that isn’t listed here, please feel free to shoot me a message on my Facebook page, or to fill out a contact form on the site!

What is your new book about?

The Art of Falling is about an angel and demon who, by unforeseen circumstances, end up tying their souls together in an unbreakable bond. The angel, Keir, is in love with the demon, Regal, and hopes to save him from Hell by making him ascend to Heaven and become an angel. Regal, on the other hand, wants to make Keir fall and become a fallen angel in hopes that it will sever the bond that he unwittingly created.

What or who inspired it?

Regal and Keir started off as two characters my friend and I would roleplay late at night during the summer. Compared to our other characters that we roleplayed, they were barely fleshed out and we didn’t write about them much. When I decided to try writing my novel, they were the freshest characters in my mind with a story that I didn’t completely know. Not knowing what happened to them inspired me to write their story.

What was the biggest challenge, writing it?

The hardest part was keeping my ideas concise. I have a bad habit of taking a small concept and growing it into a bigger idea. Regal and Keir’s story was supposed to be one book, and now it’s a trilogy (I hope…again, the ideas are becoming complicated and might make me write a fourth…) Once I knew what I wanted to write, I was able to write it with ease. NaNoWriMo helped me keep on track with word counts and forced me to finish. If I didn’t have that pushing me, I may have given up sooner.

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Q/A: Get To Know The Author

  1. Name: Danielle
  2. Nicknames: Dani
  3. Gender: Female
  4. Star Sign: Leo
  5. Height: 5′5″
  6. Time right now: 1:18 pm.
  7. Average hours of sleep: 6 to 9 hours.
  8. Lucky Number(s): 2, 4, 8, 13
  9. Last thing I googled: extreme joy gif
  10. Favorite Book: Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman
  11. Favorite Band: Relient K, Fall Out Boy, Twenty One Pilots, Panic! At The Disco. These guys are pretty much majority of my music.
  12. Song stuck in my head: Holding On To You by Twenty One Pilots
  13. Last movie I watched: Avengers: Age of Ultron
  14. Last TV show I watched: Bob’s Burgers
  15. Dream Trip: A cross country road trip to visit all 50 States
  16. What I am currently wearing: Pajamas (which consists of a t-shirt and shorts)
  17. When did you create your first blog: I honestly can’t remember. About 5 years ago I believe. I was 17 and I had made a Tumblr.
  18. What do you post about: Fandom stuff sometimes, but mainly just funny posts of whatever is on my dash.
  19. When did your blog reach it’s peak?: Probably a few years ago (circa 2012??) when I was online all the time and REALLY active on Tumblr.
  20. Do you get asks on a regular basis: I used to get them a lot, but now it’s pretty rare. I LOVE getting asks though. 🙂
  21. Why did you choose your URL: It’s my nick name and pen name!