Friday, May 27, 2022

Friday - Daryl Devore is visiting and talking about Genres #MFRWAuthor #romance #medieval fantasy


Daryl Devore is visiting and talking about Genres #MFRWAuthor #Writing #Genres #romance #medieval fantasy


1. Do you write a single genre or do your fingers flow over the keys creating tales in many forms?

Does your reading choices reflect your writing choices?

Are there genres you wouldn’t attempt?


I write many sub-genres to romance – billionaire, medieval, medieval fantasy, twisted fairy tale, urban fantasy, NA, rock star  and sports.

No, my reading choice is old British mysteries.

I don’t think I’ll try gothic horror. Horror stories are so not my thing. They scare me.


2. Heroes, Heroines, Villains. Which are your favorite to write?


The hero was my favourite. But in my latest WIP, it’s the heroine who is being so much more fun to write.


3. Heroes. How do you find them? Do pictures, real life or plain imagination create the man you want every reader to love? Do they come before the plot or after you have the idea for the story?


I am a pantser, so I have no idea who my hero is until I start writing him. In my rock star trilogy, I had no idea he was going to be a rock star. I just started writing the book. After I have a good feel for my hero, then I’ll search out photos to help me describe him.


4. Heroines. How do you find them? Do pictures, real life or imagination create the woman you want the reader to root for? Do they appear before the plot or after you have the idea for the story?


My heroines appear the same way my heroes do. I start typing and words appear on the screen and some are the hero doing heroic things and some are the heroine doing heroic things. Same as the hero, when I have a feeling for the heroine, then I’ll search out some photos of her.


5. Villains or villainesses or an antagonist, since they don’t always have to be the bad guy or girl. They can be a person opposed to the hero’s or heroine’s obtaining their goal. How do you choose one? How do you make them human?


In my rock star trilogy, the villain – Gan – started off creepy, but as I progressed into book 2 and definitely book 3 – he just got worse. One reader say she shuddered whenever his name appeared on the page.



6. What is your latest release? Who is the hero, heroine and or the villain?


 What Happened in Bangkok- book 1 of my rockstar trilogy – Two Hearts ~ One Love

Hero – Darien Scott

Heroine – Erika Bailey

Villain – Gan. He’s so creepy, he only gets one name.



7. What are you working on now?


AN earlier release was a medieval fantasy romance, The Last Dragon. I’m in a writiers group where we write monthly flashettes – short stories based on some prompts. I wrote one, looked at it and thought – I just wrote the prologue for a sequel to The Last Dragon. 


8. How can people find you?


My blog and Twitter are the best places to locate me. But there is also my newsletter to learn fun stuff about me and my writing life and writing friends.

Blog - Romance - Sweet to Heat


Bi-monthly Newsletter




9. Who are your favorite authors?


Tw o British mystery writers – Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers. When I need a break from the world, I will lose myself in one of their books. I have them all for both authors, and have read them at least a dozen times.

1 comment:

Daryl Devoré said...

Thanks for letting me drop by.