DM-I am a copy writer by trade and it can involve a lot of research on not so interesting topics – hair removal, car insurance, weight loss, etc. At the end of the day, I like to pour myself a glass of red wine, let my id out of its cage and watch my fingers fly across the keyboard. Writing about sex and romance is a fun way to unwind and wind myself up at the same time. ;)
MP-You have series around a naughty yacht club, have you ever worked in the hospitality trade and made up “adventures” about the clients?
DM-I’ve worked in the hospitality industry, yes, but it has yet to inspire me to write about anything hot and naughty. I am sure this is only because I vividly recall a tomato-red smock and overwhelming stench of cheap luncheon meat every time I think back to my “deli days”.*shudder*
MP-You have a lot of writing resources on your website. Do you feel that part of being a writer is helping other writers?
DM-Absolutely! I do not feel like I am in competition with other indie authors. Rather, I feel that it is imperative we share our knowledge and resources with each other in an effort to advance the community as a whole while improving upon our own individual abilities and talents.
MP-Can you explain Flash Fiction?
DM-Well, I am not an expert on flash fiction by any definition but I do love the stuff. There is something exciting and challenging about attempting to write an entire story – one with a beginning, middle, and conclusion – in a finite amount of words. I like flash fiction that stays at 200 words or less but, in my mind, I consider any story that is written in 1200 words or less to be flash fiction.
Whenever I find myself at a loss as to how to tighten up a story I am working on, I will abandon it for a while to write a couple of flash fiction pieces. I find this helps me to get in the rhythm and mindset of cleaning and tightening my work.
MP-Do you think it’s harder to write a short story or full length?
DM-I absolutely think it is harder to write full length stories. I have written two novels so far and cannot yet bring myself to submit them to publishers. I keep going back in to write and rewrite different sections of the manuscripts. To be honest, they are driving me crazy! I am a lot more confident in my short stories.
My most recent release is a novella called The Rusty Nail. Here is a short blurb about the story:
The Rusty Nail is a novella about a diverse group of characters who somehow find themselves acquainted with a dive bar in the wrong area of town. The entire novella takes place in the span of a single day, and I hope you will be entertained (and turned on) as each character discovers the good, the bad, and the ugly about their partners, themselves, and their hidden sexual desires.
This novella contains blatantly erotic, sexy and graphic M/F, M/M, F/F and even a couple of solo scenes. In other words, this novella is totally hot.
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