D. E. Night is the Author of croswald series 👑 and my most favorite author ❤
“The crowns of croswald” is the first book of author D.E.NIGHT
Here is some questions which she answered very beautifully.
How did you come up with the idea for “The Crowns of Croswald”?
I’ve always been really imaginative but I really never imagined myself writing a book until the idea of Ivy Lovely popped into my life. That’s the day I just put pen to paper and never stopped. The Crowns of Croswald evolved over time.
Tell us about your writing process and the way your brainstorm story ideas?
I’m a very dedicated writer. I work all hours of the day and every day, but my most successful writing takes place in the morning. Usually I brainstorm in bed before falling asleep, that way I have some type of direction when I start writing in the morning. First thing I do is get a vanilla latte from Starbucks and then I cozy up in front of my computer and write for hours.
Where is your favorite place to write?
My office (with my dogs at my feet!) or anywhere with a view. I recently traveled to the Bahamas for a much-needed vacation and spent a lot of my time writing by the pool. It was so peaceful.
When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
The magic of imagination inspires me every day. I’ve always dreamed of creating something. It was only in my late twenties that I realized the world, the story, and the characters rattling around in my brain were actually meant to be a book.
What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever had to research online for your book?
Writing fantasy, I don’t find myself researching much. Croswald is purely from my imagination. But when it comes to marketing my book or publishing, there’s a lot of research that goes into that. Which printer to use? How do I get into bookstores? How do I find a distributor? Things like that.
Give us an interesting fun fact about your book?
Before publishing The Crowns of Croswald, I wrote a first version that was 562 pages long. I had only a handful of readers and afterwards I decided to start over from scratch. That day felt long and painful, but I’m so happy I made the decision that I did.
How many hours a day do you write?
I work on Croswald probably 8-10 hours a day. I think about Croswald 24 hours a day. But I actually write only about four hours a day. I wish I could write more, but being a self-published author means I need to spend my time doing business-y things like marketing my book, publishing my book, book keeping––the non-creative stuff!
How do you select the names of your characters?
Character names usually pop into my mind at the most random times. If it’s weird and whimsical, I usually just go with it. ☺
Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with bad or good ones?
I do. At first, the negative ones were difficult to deal with—I felt so crushed by even one negative sentence in a whole review. Slowly I learned that, it’s true: You can’t please everyone! Now I find that there’s a lot to learn from reviews!
What was your hardest scene to write?
I think the hardest scene to write was the Prologue. It’s the very first piece of Croswald that readers experience and you have to hook them. I probably rewrote it over a hundred times.
Any message for upcoming or new author?
Trust your gut and never give up on your dream.