Welcome Dale Thompson, author of The Evil Within

Welcome, Dale! This talented and versatile writer starts off by answering a few questions. Below is quite a tantalizing interview: 1. How old were you when you were first published? I was too old when my first book came out. That’s all you need to know about that. LOL 2. What writing style do you most abhor?The whole paranormal shtick as currently practiced is a terrible bore. I love paranormal elements in romance as regards magical surroundings, clairvoyance, and folks who can do the impossible. As for werewolves, vampires, and the like, I hate it. 3. What is your favorite writing cliché? The overuse of mirror images to give an alternate POV to the protagonist is a cliché, although I’m guilty of using it once or twice. 4. When and how do you write? (typewriter, Mac, in a café, for four hours each morning, etc?) That’s easy. However and whenever. Well, I guess that isn’t a very satisfactory answer, is it? I started my fiction career using a pencil and spiral notebooks. That worked when the only computer I had access to was pretty limited. Starting in the middle of my fourth book, I began to compose directly onto the screen. Now it’s all on the computer, but sometimes I long for the good old days. As for when I write, I prefer the morning but have done some good writing later in the day recently. 5. What is your greatest fear when you first turn in a manuscript? I always worry that I’ve done all I can do with the story. Of course, we get a chance to make minor adjustments during editing, but I’m not at peace until the book is published. 6. In what era do you wish you’d been born? I came close. Still, I wonder…

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