• “The smartest historical sci-fi adventure-romance story ever written by a science Ph.D. with a background in scripting 'Scrooge McDuck' comics.”—Salon.com
  • A time-hopping, continent-spanning salmagundi of genres.”
    —ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
  • “These books have to be word-of-mouth books because they're too weird to describe to anybody.”
    —Jackie Cantor, Diana's first editor

Writer’s Corner (What I Do)


DG-inspiration4-webEver wonder what I do as an author? How do I write my books? What is involved in publishing them? Below are some essays and thoughts about What I Do and about writing in general:

  • The question I hear often is "So…. how did you get the idea to write these books?" My Writing Process explores this question and other topics. How do I do the background research for my writing? Do I really write everything in a piecemeal fashion? Plus I discuss my categories of characters: onions, mushrooms, and hard nuts. (This essay includes some text from a wattled interview with Mary Rogers.)
  • What "Finished" Means To An Author, a flow chart which illustrates what happens near the completion of one of my books. This gives you an idea of what authors in general experience as they near the finish line for a new work… (From my Facebook post on August 2, 2015.)
  • Are you wondering when one of my new books will be published in different countries or regions? Click here for general information on global publishing dates.

How To Write

Here are some pointers for you aspiring authors:

  • How to Write Sex Scenes, from my blog post in July, 2012. (This will also be released as an ebook in the near future.)

Please check back, as my Webmistress and I will add new links and pages when I write new ones, and as we come across and add those that I have already written.

-Diana


The image at top is of a section of my bookshelves in my office, where I keep research materials for current writing projects and objects precious to me. (Photo by Diana.)

This page was last updated on Monday, May 28, 2016 at 5:13 a.m. (PT) by Diana’s Webmistress.