27 June 2013

Author Interview - Jennifer Dante

Please welcome Author Jennifer Dante to our weekly author interview today!

Have you always had a passion for writing?

When I was little, I wrote a few things here and there. Until recently, it really took off.

Does what you read influence what you write and what are some of your favourite authors/books?

Sometimes books influence me, however it can be a lyric in a song, something someone tells me, or even a picture.

What are your biggest inspirations?

My friends and my muse, who keep me encouraging me to write

Do you have a technique in how you choose characters and/or locational settings?

I don't have one for characters. However for locations, I try and use a place I have either visited or know a great deal about.

Do you listen to music while you are creating your masterpieces?

Sometimes, I have heard many writers having a list of songs to inspire them. I have one and I'll listen to it however I use music mainly to help get me in a certain feeling.

What do you do to stay motivated and avoid writer’s block?

Staying positive with everything you write. Second would be to take a break, and look for inspiration or bounce ideas

How has becoming a published author (independent or traditional) changed your perspective on life and is it everything you expected it to be? (If you are not published yet – what changes do you foresee?)

Having known authors who have both done both, and the challenges going through a publisher, yes you get that “recognition”, they both have pros and cons however for my poetry book, I'm going to self publish since its most publishers don't put out poetry books.

What are your biggest challenges as an author?

I would say coming up with new stories, and characters that hasn't been done before.

Do you have any pets?

Yes I do

What hobbies do you have outside of reading and writing?

I'm a baseball mom, so in the spring/summer that is where I'm at. I love art, drawing, and art history. I am lucky to have been able to see many famous pieces

Where is the most exciting/memorable place you have been in the world?

Italy I would say. I love my Italian background and that I have been able to visit many of the cities and my family as well that lives there

Tell us about your latest work in progress or most recent published work…

I have a book of poems,”Pieces of a Broken Soul” that I hope release in the early fall as well as two WIP that are both short stories.
You can find Jennifer here: Facebook & Blog!