Author Interview: Diana Rose and Her Writing

My Dear Future Readers:

Today, I want to tell you a little about my writing. I love talking about my writing. Why I Write For Teens? was the first post I made about my writing. I was so happy I could tell the world about my writing back then. And now here is my next chance.

As promised, here are more questions about me but today we discuss my writing.

The Writing

 

1. Describe your writing

I write Young Adult Fantasy Romance. I have created many different fantasy characters. It is about who the character is. For example, I write about royalty. Now, there are real life royalty in today’s world but no normal person has magical abilities that allow them to move from one place to another with the help of teleportation. Or empathize by actually feeling the emotion of the person next to them.

My books have that magical element to create an inner conflict, whether or not to use magic or do things without it. My writing forces people to consider what life would be like if you could just zap someone. Would life be easier or harder with magic than it is now?

I love romance so there is always a lot of romance in my books. I can write great romantic scenes and I love happily ever afters. My writing is easy to read and fun because I add a lot of fantasy elements like magical powers, fairies, talking animal, royalty, oh and yes of course the elaborate settings.

2. Where is the most unusual place you have written material for your books?

I haven’t been in exotic locations in a long time. But if I were to go anywhere, I would probably say on the bus or on the beach. I have been traveling on the bus more than anything to and from college and sometimes I would take my phone out and write on my phone. One time or even a few times during my college career, I would find myself writing on my iPad or tablet while the professor talked becayuse he was boring me to sleep and I needed to stay awake.

I wrote entire chapters in the classroom. And no one even noticed that I was not taking notes but writing an idea down. It was fun to write within the hour and fifteen minutes of class because I was always busy and when the professor said something I always flipped through my documents and went back to my notes to write it down.

Yes, now I open up my big secret but to be honest, I felt like my writing deserved more attention than the class I was taking because of the subject of the class itself. I mean, who needs to know how garbage is disposed and distributed throughout New York City?  I sure don’t and I hated those pointless classes. Which is why I wrote my book in class.

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A writer at work

3. What made you decide to become a writer?

Would you believe that it just happened? No? Well, here’s a fun story…….

I was twelve and I was talking to my friends about all these ideas I had and one of my friends said to me, “You have so many ideas. Why don’t you start writing them down before you forget them? You don’t have to write a lot, just a paragraph each day and that will be enough.”

So, I thought about it. It doesn’t sound too bad. A paragraph a day, I thought. So, I decided to start writing all those ideas down on paper. Because, my friend said that it would be better to write them on paper so I don’t forget how to hand write. In that way, I would improve my handwriting as well.

So, I took some paper and started writing by hand. Even though, my handwriting was not so great at first, I kept doing it. My ideas were written down and then I would type them on my computer. I used to type in all capital letters too.

Then, my other friend, Dmitry Belenky, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, M.A., one of my closest friends who is also a psychologist, told me, “Why are you writing your story in all capital letters? You should practice writing your book in regular sized letters and only capitalize the first letter.”

That was what I I did and I am grateful to him for the suggestion all my life. It really helped me find a better way to write my book.

But the real moment when I decided that I wanted to be a published author was when I met Susan Ednie, a psychology professor at Kingsborough Community College who helped me do a little editing. She asked me, “What do you want to do with this? If you want to publish it then I will help you do that? If not, and you are just doing it for yourself that is a whole other story.” I told her, after only a minute of thought that I want to publish my book and see my name in lights. That was the real moment when I knew I wanted to be an author.

I hope that you enjoyed this and there will be more questions and answers coming in my next post.

I look forward to hearing from you soon. I thank you all for your infinite support.

Yours Truly,

Diana Rose

YA Fantasy Romance Published Author

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Author Interview:Within the House of Diana Rose’s Mind

My Dear Future Readers:

I have done a four question interview and answered some choice questions for you to read. I am adding the link to that post here if you did not have a chance to read my previous post. Author Interview: Who is Diana Rose

Also, I created a page on this blog to explain what these interview questions and answers are meant to accomplish. I I have put a like to that page here as well. You may read it if you want to familiarize yourselves with the meaning behind this. Author Interviews: Who Is Diana Rose

Here are more questions that I would like to answer for you.

  1. Describe an embarrassing moment for you.

The most embarrassing moment for me would probably be not even one. I used to fall a lot as a child and most of my embarrassing moments would have to be due to that.

But there was one in particular that did not happen while I fell down…I was walking down the stairs in high school and my sandal opened and one shoe fell off my foot and fell on a step below me. I was forced to go barefoot down the staircase and get my fallen sandal  from the staircase. It was a cold staircase but I made it down and put my sandal back on. I was embarrassed because even though very few people were watching, I felt like I was a failure because my shoe did not close correctly.

Another time was in the cafeteria when I was eating a hamburger and my retainer filled up with food and fell right into my mouth. I had to take it out of my mouth and clean it in front of everyone who was sitting at my table. They stared at me and I felt strange. I mean, wearing a retainer and getting your teeth straightened hurts enough without everyone watching your every move as you put it and ask your friend to help you.

2. How are you in the kitchen?

Me? The Kitchen? Yes, well……Let’s just say, I don’t burn the house down but I did burn my omelet a few times. I can probably do more than an omelet but that’s all I can do without anyone watching me. And yes, I do know how cut but I would rather do something with baking and mixing than cut something. Yes, I can make oatmeal but only with water, boiling milk or making soup is still a mystery to me. Yes, I know……I’m not the best cook in the world but I try. Other than that I ask for help.

3. What is the best thing you learned from your parents?

I learned a lot from my mother, my father….well….the only thing I learned from him was everything i know about computers and electronics.

Now, from my mother, I learned to never give up and that “there’s always tomorrow to try again.” It is the best thing I ever still apply to my life now. I am so determined and stubborn at times because I learned that giving up never got you anywhere. In life and in everything I do, I think that no matter what, I always can achieve the greatest heights because my mother taught me that everyone gets scared but not everyone goes forward despite the fear. The people who move on despite the fear are the ones who are brave.

That is the best lesson my mother ever taught me. I know now that it is okay to be scared but it is not okay to let the fear stop me from doing what I want.

4. Describe the dream house you have

My dream house…..Ah, the thing of dreams…….Of course I have a dream house. It is a house I have been building in my head for a long time now. I hope that once I have enough money I can buy it.

It is on a beach or close to the beach. It’s a three story house with veranda.  It has a large library like the one in Beauty and the Beast. A large ceiling high window and comfortable chair that is by the window so I sit and read.

Also, I want to be somewhere close to the beach and have a large balcony all around my house. I want comfortable soft chairs on the balcony so I can sit and look out at my garden and the ocean beyond that.

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That is what I imagine would be my veranda. I love an ocean view. But you know, I love flowers so I would probably have a garden in my house.  I think I might have a fountain outside. And I want to have summer house as well somewhere warm so I can take a vacation there.

Yes, I put a lot of thought into this.

I hope you enjoyed these answers. There are more questions coming with answers in my next blog post.

I look forward to hearing from you soon. I thank you all for your infinite support.

 

Yours Truly,

Diana Rose

YA Fantasy Romance  PUBLISHED Author

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author Interview: Who is Diana Rose

My Dear Future Readers:

Today, I want to start answering some some questions for you and I hope that in answering these questions, I will help you get to know who I am. Author Interviews: Who Is Diana Rose

This is going to be a few posts in itself so I hope you enjoy.

1. Describe yourself:

Describing myself might have been hard to do before because I was a shy and insecure girl when I was growing up but now, I know who I am and it does not seem so hard. I am a kindhearted, sensitive (sometimes, a little too sensitive) person.  I am a very friendly person and I am always loyal to my friends. In fact, I would do anything to help a friend who needs me.

I tend to be stubborn at times. But my determination to succeed in what I am doing at the most admirable quality I have. I am very goal-oriented and if I set a goal for myself I will achieve it no matter what. For example, I had set a goal for myself to become healthier and I think that by working at it each day, I am slowly achieving that goal now.

Also, to give you another example, I was studying for my B.A in Psychology and I have recently graduated from Brooklyn College. I never gave up on my studies and even though it was hard to achieve my degree, my determination to succeed was greater. Now, I can say that I have rightfully earned my B.A. in Psychology.

2. If you could be any fictional character, why?

A fictional character…..I would like to be many fictional characters to be honest. Why? Because fictional characters have a happily ever after no matter what their life is like before the book ends.

In Disney’s movies, I would very much like to be Cinderella because sometimes no matter how hard I try, I feel like Cinderella before she met her Prince Charming. I feel like she had a hard life but no matter what she faced, she still got her dream of meeting her prince. She got to live in a castle and found true love no matter how hard her life seemed.

Also, I would like to be Jasmine from Aladdin because I have always wanted to travel and see the world. Being able to fly does not seem so bad either. And as far as Sleeping Beauty, being awoken by a kiss that belongs to my true love and get married is just perfect. True love’s kiss always fascinated me.

Now, in terms of books, I would like to be an heiress to the throne like in Danielle Steel’s novel HRH. Or someone with magical abilities like in Alyson Noel’s or Kristie Cook’s books. I had always imagined what it would be like to have love and be someone royal. Which is also why I write about royalty.

3. What are your hobbies?

My hobbies….I love to write which is also why I do it full-time now and it was my dream to get my writing out there into the world. I do a little macrame which is like sewing except without the needles and using different kinds of knots. Although, I don’t do that as often anymore. But what I I still continue to do is reading which is my favorite pastime of all. I have read so many books, I can’t count them all.

4. What did you want to be as a child?

As a child, I wanted to be a princess. At twelve years old I figured out that I wanted to be a writer. Being a writer was always a great passion for me. Other children wanted to be teachers, astronauts and firemen. I wanted to be a writer. My friends never understood that urge and they thought I was making it up. But, you know what? I do this full-time now and that has been my dream and only now I feel truly happy that I am doing something that I love full-time.

I have more answers and questions. I will post them in a few days. Please look for my next blog post with intriguing answers……

I look forward to hearing from you soon. I thank you all for your infinite support.

Yours Truly,

Diana Rose

YA Fantasy Romance PUBLISHED Author