INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR DAJA ALEXANDER
What’s your name and what genre would you consider your books to be?
My name is Daja Alexander. My genre would be considered Urban Erotic fiction.
Tell me about your book. How did you come up with that (story, angle, idea)?
My book, Dicmatized: A Player’s Raw Scheme is about a female who mets a guy a social media and the guy takes her on a wild ride because he is not the person he presents himself as and has devious intentions for her.
How did you get interested in writing this particular genre (historical novels, mysteries, sci-fi, children’s books, etc.)?
It just came naturally to me. I have been writing songs and poems since I was 8 years old.
Where did you get the inspiration/idea for your series?
Listening to someone say how so in love a female would be after having sex. So I started thinking why not write a story talking about so females can relate to a certain extent to that story.
Was it always meant to become a series?
What’s a typical working day like for you? When and where do you write? Do you set a daily writing goal?
Working and taking care of my daughter. I write when I have time since I am writing on my phone.
Do you have a new book in the making and if so, what’s the name of your upcoming book?
Yes. I haven’t figured out the titles yet.
How important are character names to you in your books? Is there a special meaning to any of the names?
They aren’t important unless I make it where their name has to mean something.
Where do your ideas come from?
They just jump out. I would say my mind is creative due to God. I have no other explanation then God.
Is there a genre that you’ve been wanting to experiment with?
What is the hardest part of writing for you?
Not having my own space and being able to just write freely like I want.
What do you think of book trailers? Do you have a trailer or do you intend to create one for your own book?
There will be a book trailer.
What do you consider to be your best accomplishment?
Becoming a mother is my greatest accomplishment. As far as writing, the best is yet to come.
What’s the best thing about being an author?
Expression. Allowing all these visions in my mind to just come out.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Best -author, writing movie and TV scripts, owning a house, and raising an amazing 13 year old.
Have you always liked to write?
What writing advice do you have for aspiring authors?
Do not tell anyone to read your work or about your work until you’re finish writing and got it copyrighted. That way you won’t have the wrong expectations and surprise theft of your work.
If you didn’t like writing books, or weren’t any good at it, what would you like to do for a living?
Acting and/or owning a business
Do you read reviews of your book(s)? Do you respond to them, good or bad? How do you deal with the bad?
This is my first novel. I may or may not read the reviews. I have not decided yet.
What is your least favorite part of the writing / publishing process?
If I get distracted I won’t be able to pick it back up that moment.
What are you working on now?
I am working on a bit of this and a bit of that. I am mainly focused on completing my upcoming novel and working on TV and movie scripts.
Can you give us a few tasty morsels from your work-in-progress?
Not yet, I will be back once the book is completed to update everyone.
Why did you choose to write in your genre? If you write in more than one, how do you balance them?
I didn’t choose it the story and characters or Urban Erotic Romance more so choose me.
Where did your love of books come from?
As a child I was shelter so books and music was an outlet. So naturally, one day I got the inspiration for an entire song and I’ve been reading and writing since this happened.
Do you have any favorite authors or favorite books?
Favorite books are the Bulford series. My favorite author is L. Devine
Of all the characters you have created, which is your favourite and why?
Faeya is my favorite character. She has a dope thought process and I like her thought process overall in the book.
Does writing energize or exhaust you?
What is your writing Kryptonite?
Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want?
What other authors are you friends with, and how do they help you become a better writer?
I have many creative friends. They better me in different ways.
If you were writing a book about your life, what would the title be?
The crazy bum who choose not to conform
Where can your fans find you and follow??
Instagram: @visualsofdaja, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, and on Facebook:Daja Danita
Thank you for taking your time to do this interview ❤️