Welcome to The Mysterious Stranger blog, Nicole D'Settemi.
"Indie Author Tuesday" is all about showcasing writing talent beyond the big publishing companies. However, while my identity is clouded in mystery, D'Settemi has already forged a path forward with her debut novel, Addictarium.
I also have what others have tagged the ability to create a “cinematic approach,” to my writing. My style is very similar to that of a movie or music video playing before your eyes.
If you could have dinner with one author - living or not - who would it be and why?
Anais Nin, because she is brilliant. She revolutionized writing for women much the way her male counterpart -- Henry Miller -- did for men.
Many authors approach writing differently. Some plot, some just write. What is your writing process?
I journal. I write down ideas. I record conversations. I save letters, texts. Anything for dialogue. Compelling dialogue is so important. I love describing characters, and really explaining the psyche of these people. The characteristics that truly “define” a personality type!
And finally, a mysterious stranger approaches and offers you one book to read, unpublished in our universe but published in another alternate universe. Which book would you choose and why?
Invisible Monsters. It’s the strangest and most entertaining book I’ve ever read and I wouldn’t want to undo that experience.