Author - Dalya Moon

Dalya Moon, author and writer, lives on the west coast of Canada with her husband and two cats. She's a proud auntie to three energetic nephews and one darling niece.

When she's not writing, Dalya dabbles in art: painting (acrylics and watercolor), pottery (wheel and hand-building), paper cut-outs, and gluing things to other things.

Dalya answers the three questions everyone asks writers:

How do you write?
I used to write longhand, but I've switched to the computer, for speed. 

When do you write?
I write all day long.  I'm a night owl, so my day doesn't start early. I take many breaks!

Where do your ideas come from?

Sometimes I'll be inspired by a real-life person. I was driving to meet a friend for a writing session when I saw a woman with red-red hair and a purple dress. "Now there's a character," I said to myself, and half an hour later, I started writing a book about her.

Before I became a writer, I thought writers got the entire idea for a story, all at once, and writing was simply a matter of jotting it all down. I didn't understand then, but I do now, it doesn't work that way!

You get an idea for a character, or a setting, or an inciting incident, and that's all that comes out of the blue sky. To get the rest of the way there, you have to start putting the words down on paper, discovering the story, bit by bit. Often the end result is miles away from the beginning outline, but you have to start somewhere.

Thanks for reading!

For my adult readers, please note that I also publish romance titles as Mimi Strong. Below are some of my books, and you can check me out at www.mimistrong.com. Most of these titles are for ages 17+.



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