Sorry, I got really tired of saying and reading “Day xx of Twisted Writers”.
Finally Friday is here!
I am not sure why I still get so excited when Fridays approach. I mean, I get the anticipation and relief of a Friday as a child or an adult with a Mon-Fri job, but I am not hassled by going to school or having a boss anymore, and it’s not from getting to sleep in on weekends – my kids don’t allow that. Hmmm… something for me to ponder on.
Or not, I really don’t have that kind of free time. 🙂
Let’s move on to today’s feature… I bring you David Franklin:
When did you first realize that you wanted to be a writer?
My desire to be a writer has evolved and grown during the past couple of decades. I’ve always enjoyed writing, but it is only recently that I am truly getting serious about it.
Who or what inspired you to start writing?
A few people. My business partner has become a fan, repeatedly suggesting I pursue writing was the clincher. But, Amanda was the primary influence and having a mother who, as an English teacher, badgering me since I was young, has been difficult to ignore as well.
Which writer do you admire most and why?
The two authors I’ve read most were Isaac Asimov, when I was young, and the equestrian-related mysteries of Dick Francis.
What is your primary writing goal and what are you doing to achieve it?
I’m not sure what my goal is yet. Mostly, I think it’s the challenge of creating a plot and building the characters from an empty slate.
Do you have any strange/ unique writing habits?
No, I don’t think I have any strange habits – that is other than writing by the seat of my pants. I don’t plan a story, I write it until I find out what happens and how it turns out.
What do you want your tombstone to say?
Hopefully, I still have plenty of time before I’ve got to figure that out.
What literary character is most like you?
I don’t think they’ve written one yet.
If you had any super power, what would it be?
The power to reset time, even by a day or two. There are many clumsy and stupid things I’ve done that I’d like a chance to redo.
Are you a Plotter or Pantser?
Pantser. I don’t plan a story, I write it until I find out what happens and how it turns out.
Where is one place you want to visit that you have not been before?
I’d like to visit Alaska. That would make it 49 states and a chance to visit one of the last great mountain wildernesses in the U.S.
Would you like to give a snippet or synopsis of your current work in process?
In its working title of “Foreign Service,” Carolyn Cassidy is a U.S. diplomat serving in Arabia when her kidnapping and subsequent escape unravels a chain of mysteries. Her determination and ability to trust are what highlight her efforts from Riyadh to Paris to find the answers.
Thank you David for taking the time to answer the interview questions.
You can see what David has to say on Fridays at Twisted Writers.