D. S. Wrights was born and raised mostly in Germany. She speaks three languages fluently: English, German and Dutch. Her name is a pen name and she describes writing as her passion and calling.
Two short stories were published during high school, one as a school project and one in a regional newsletter. Later she worked at a publishing house where she earned insight into the work, process and production of publishing books.
In the last few years she has published several fan fictions to which the feedback was overwhelmingly positive.
The Beast And Me is her first published novel.
D.S. hasn't always written stories like The Beast And Me and she is still writing stories from all kinds of genres that do not have horror aspects or are targeting adults only. Those stories are published with under a different name. So if you like her writing style but not really the genre, you might want to check out her other books, which soon will be published.
Her name actually is a play on words and language. D.S. is put together from the initials of her internet name and Wrights simply has the same sound as writes.
Before writing she prefers to bring herself in the right mood for the story, listening to specific songs, reading through what she has written before ans especially talk about the story with friends and fans.
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1. How and when did you get started as a writer?
I started storytelling pretty much since I remember. I dictated my poems and stories to my mother before I could write. It’s pretty much my calling.
2. How do you usually find your ideas?
It could be a TV show I like, a song I can’t get out of my head, or it simply comes into my mind when I have a silent moment for myself. It’ like the stories come knowing at my door and demand to be written down.
3. Where do you write from? (home, office etc.)
Everywhere, but usually at home.
4. How long does it take you to write a book?
Oh, that depends. One to six months. It depends on whether the muse of writing kisses me or not.
5. What is your work schedule like when you're writing?
I don’t have a schedule. I try to write every day, but my stories can’t be forced. I tried it once and I am not really happy with story.
6. Do you have any suggestions to help become a better writer? If so, what are they?
Although if it might feel like you are limiting your creativity write down the important happenings of your story, the things that are important. It will help controlling the writer’s block.
Also, when you know that you have to stop writing, Stop in the middle of the sentence do not finish the chapter, leave it open. It will be easier to pick up writing again the next day.
7. Something personal about you people may be surprised to know?
English is not my native language. It’s German. Also, I’ve recently learn that people expect me to be older than I am and were surprised to see a picture of me. Then again people tend to believe from the pictures that I am younger than I really am. My age is pretty much a mystery. But I’m in my 30ies.
8. What is your greatest weakness?
Procrastination with all its weapons: tv-shows, facebook & tumblr and food
9. What is your greatest strength?
My imagination and writing style. I think I will never run out of things to write and I have started to believe that I am a really good storyteller. Maybe not to everyone, but not everyone likes my “in the head and heart of the characters” style.
10. As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?
I always wanted to be a writer. Sure, there were other things that I thought of becoming, but in the end I always ended up wanting to move people with my words.
1. Favorite movie.
Pacific Rim, Pride and Prejudice (2005), Inception, Dead Poet Society
2. Favorite website.
It’s a website through which I can see all the American TVshows.
3. Favorite color.
Purple, or rather blackberry
4. Favorite book.
Susan Kay’s Phantom and Perfume by Patrick Süßkind
5. Favorite country.
Uh-oh… I go with Norway