My name is Daccari Buchelli and I am a British born Author. I first stumbled upon the world of Fantasy during my childhood. There were books littered around our home, all promising to spirit me away to incredible new worlds. The Fantasy genre soon won me over and now I cannot seem to escape.
I spend my time exploring my own magical wonderlands while focusing on the darker side of human nature. When away from my trusty ball point pen and energetic terrier puppy (Sam), I enjoy art and music, as well as curling up with a good book and a cup of tea or coffee.
What inspires you to write?
My inspiration stems from various places, though I would have to say that real life, in addition to dreams, provides the majority of my inspiration. When I feel my body flow with that familiar creative energy, I cannot sit still. I have to write.
Tell us about your writing process.
I would say that my writing process is a cross between me being an outliner and a seat of the pants writer. I always start by listing the traits of my main characters, as well as their physical characteristics and what makes them unique. I list the setting and main events, and although I do plan most sections of my work, there are moments when I allow my ideas to take hold of me and write themselves.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I often feel as though I am listening to the thoughts of my main characters, rather than speaking with them directly. I can feel their emotions through the changing scenes and do my best to convey them to the reader.
Who are your favorite authors?
My all time favourite authors include Terry Goodkind, creator of The Sword of Truth Series, as well as Garth Nix, the Author of The Absorsen Books, in particular, Sabriel. Both authors have been a great inspiration to me. Their work has fuelled me with so many emotions and I have learned a great deal from them both.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
When I finished the First book of The Peradon Fantasy Series, I had begun to contact small publishing companies when a friend suggested one to me. After working with said company for a few months, it became clear to me that I would be better off self-publishing my novel my myself. After some cover and interior revisions, I launched the first book of the series, Phoenix, into the world.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think that the future of book publishing will be an interesting one. There is a combination of Traditionally published and Self-published authors all mixing together at this moment in time. I believe that while the future is digital, that original paperback copies of books will always hold a strong place in the book market. As for Self-published authors, I believe that the longer we work at something, the more advice we are going to be able to give to others who are in the same boat. Hopefully, Self-publishing will become less of a maze and we will all be able to get across the messages that lie within the pages of our stories.
What genres do you write?
Fantasy, Dystopian, Young Adult
What formats are your books in?
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